FEAST OF 5 CHEFS
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Five courses created by 5 Food Fight Chefs
Food Fight Restaurant Group and Johnny Delmonico’s Steakhouse invite you to indulge in a truly unique dining experience. Five of our Executive Chefs will be crafting a signature 5-course meal. The four savory courses will complement wine pairings from Hamel Family Wines, and dessert will be served with Madison’s own Just Coffee Cooperative certified organic, fair trade coffee.
Guests will be greeted with a welcome cocktail of their choice and tasting trays of charcuterie and Wisconsin cheeses, created by Chef Sean Fogarty of Steenbock’s on Orchard and Chef Cooper Booth of The Coopers Tavern. Special thanks to Tito’s Handmade Vodka, St. George Spirits, and Templeton Rye Whiskey for generously providing spirits for the welcome cocktails.
Meet the five Food Fight chefs as you taste through the courses they have each designed to showcase their skills and the fall season’s flavors.
Tickets for this special event are $85 per person, tax, parking, and gratuity included. Proceeds will be donated directly to Second Harvest Foodbank as part of the Food Fight Against Hunger Campaign. Every dollar donated goes toward fighting hunger right here in our community. A $50 donation will be made to Second Harvest for every ticket purchased for this special dinner. Since $1 equals 3 meals, that means 150 meals will be provided to those in need for each ticket you buy. Your donation qualifies as a charitable donation tax credit, please contact Second Harvest for documentation.
Learn more about other ways you can help at http://www.foodfightinc.com/ff-against-hunger/
Chef de Cuisine – Tim Van Doren
Johnny Delmonico’s Steakhouse
“The food–whether it’s fancy or family, it never gets old to me,” says Tim. “And the camaraderie–no matter how stressful it may be sometimes, people will always have your back once you earn their trust. There’s something so enjoyable about being part of a team that makes customers happy, and I love being able to do that with whatever I serve.”
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Executive Chef Giovanni Novella
Fresco Rooftop Lounge
“My favorite thing about restaurants is using ingredients–both local and from around the world–to create new dishes and flavors that let each product shine,” says Giovanni, who loves getting to know the customers and hearing their feedback on new or classic dishes.
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Executive Chef Neller Card
Avenue Club and The Bubble Up Bar
Her love for the culinary world began at as a young child cooking alongside her grandmother. Chef Neller is a graduate of Kendall College, the Midwest’s premier culinary school in Chicago, Illinois. Her education sharpened the skills she learned in the kitchen with her grandmother. She has over 20 years experience in the professional kitchen as well as restaurant management, catering & event planning, and industry training.
Executive Chef Scott Harrell
“At an early age, I discovered my love of food through my mom,” says Scott, who also loves teaching others the knowledge he worked long and hard to develop. “Being a chef allows me to use all of my creative energy. I take great pride in making others happy through food.”
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Executive Chef Chris Myers
Chris Myers calls himself a “lifer.” He’s been in the restaurant industry for all of his working years, and he couldn’t be more delighted with it. “I started in the restaurant industry in 2000 in Orlando, and I’ve never looked back,” he says. “The restaurant industry abducted me, and I’ve been happily brainwashed ever since!” A great fan of his co-workers, Christopher describes them as “a secret society but more fun.”
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Food Fight is proud to partner with Hamel Wines for this special dinner.
Hamel Family Wines strives to make great wine and to have fun doing so. They value quality over quantity, enjoyment over tedium and fostering long-term recurring relationships with their guests.
Hamel Family Wines works hard to produce the highest quality wines in limited quantities from grapes grown on their Sonoma Valley and Moon Mountain District estate vineyards, farming them with organic and biodynamic practices.
A simple rationale for the badger that adorns the Hamel Family Wines brand would be that the Hamels have three generations of alums from the University of Wisconsin. It would also be an oversimplification, as elaborated at www.hamelfamilywines.com.