Share Our Strength returns to Providence on June 12th with A Tasteful Pursuit dinner to benefit the No Kid Hungry Campaign to end childhood hunger in America by 2015. The dinner will be hosted at Bacaro by Chef Brian Kingsford and Co-owner and Beverage Director Jennifer Matta, along with event chairs Ken Romanzi, the Chief Operating Officer of Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc., and his wife Milly. Preparing the multi-course dinner alongside Chef Kingsford will be Chef Jonathan Waxman of Barbuto in New York City, Chef Jason Santos of the soon-to-open Blue Inc. in Boston, Chef Jonathan Cambra of Castle Hill Inn in Newport and Chef Andrew Shotts of Garrison Confections. Also joining the chefs will be Mixologist Chris Amirault of Cook and Brown Public House preparing specialty cocktails for the evening’s cocktail reception.
Eat Drink RI spoke with Chef Santos, a long time Share Our Strength supporter, who said, “I have been involved in Share Our Strength since I was 19 and it only gets better and better. [I’m] looking forward to this as much as I am looking forward to ending childhood hunger. What’s better than cooking amazing food, with amazing chefs in an amazing setting, for an amazing cause!” Chef Kingsford commented, “Having a career in the food industry, it’s really hard for us to imagine children in America that don’t have access to the food they need to grow and thrive. We believe that the only hunger a child should have is the hunger for knowledge. Please join Jennifer and I to help support efforts to end childhood hunger in America.”
Guests will also have the opportunity to bid on culinary and travel items during the evening’s silent and live auctions. The cocktail reception begins at 6 p.m. with dinner seating at 7 p.m. Tickets are $150 per person. You can make reservations by calling 877-268-2783 or at www.atastefulpursuit.org. You can view photos from last year’s A Tasteful Pursuit dinner at Al Forno here.