Start prepping your appetite and your checkbook because the eighth annual Palm Beach No Kid Hungry Dinner returns to Buccan on November 3.
One of the area’s premier culinary events, the Palm Beach Dinner promises unforgettable bites to benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, which aims to put a stop to child hunger in the United States. On average, one in six kids living in America—and one in five in Florida—struggles with hunger. No Kid Hungry provides healthy food and snacks to children through programs such as school breakfast, afterschool snacks, and summer meals so that they can focus on performing their best. Last year’s event raised enough funds to cover more than 2 million healthy meals for kids.
“The No Kid Hungry campaign is personal,” says chef Clay Conley of Buccan. “As a father, it is appalling to consider any child feeling the fear and pangs of hunger, and the helplessness that must be felt by a parent is heartbreaking. Not only does No Kid Hungry connect kids with nutritious meals, it empowers families with the skills to shop and cook on a budget.”
Host chefs Conley and Zach Bell, who joined Conley’s Ember Group this year as the director of culinary operations, will welcome a few of their talented restaurant industry friends to prepare a five-course meal for guests. This year, savor plates from: Jeremy Ford, Top Chef season 13 winner and chef behind Stubborn Seed in Miami; Abby Swain, executive pastry chef of Temple Court at the Beekman Hotel in New York City; local favorite Julien Gremaud of Avocado Grill; and, of course, Bell and Conley. Master Sommelier Virginia Philip, whose eponymous wine academy and shop is located in the Royal Poinciana Plaza, will pair each course with the perfect wine. Finally, “The Culinary MC,” Billy Harris will lead a live auction featuring out-of-this-world culinary and travel experiences.
The evening will begin with a cocktail reception at 6:00 p.m., followed by a seated dinner at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for the dinner cost $500, and tables start at $10,000. To learn more and purchase tickets, click here.