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Chefs’ Feast serves success

Proceeds will benefit Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma

Carol Smaglinski April 4th, 2011

At Chefs’ Feast on March 31, people gathered at the National Cowboy Heritage & Western Museum to sample the food from 28 Oklahoma restaurants, as well as a selection of fine wines.

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Proceeds from the annual bash benefit the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s “Food for Kids” backpack program.

Last year, the event raised more than $100,000 in proceeds — enough to support 500 children in the program.  Through “Food for Kids,” chronically hungry elementary school children receive a backpack filled with nonperishable food on weekends and holidays throughout the school year. Before receiving help from the program, many of these children had little or nothing to eat between school lunch on Friday and school breakfast on Monday.
Participating restaurants included:
• 105degrees,
• Big Truck Tacos,
• Cafe 7,
• Casady School,  
• Cheever's Cafe,
• Chef's Requested Foods,
• Faculty House,
• Gage’s SteakHouse,
• Integris Southwest,
• Iron Starr Urban BBQ,
• McNeal's Catering,
• Nonna's Euro-American Ristorante & Bar,
• Pachinko Parlor,
• Platt College,
• RED Prime Steak,
• Republic Gastropub,
• Rococo,
• Sara Sara Cupcakes,
• Seasons Catering,
• Sodexo at Southern Nazarene University,
• The Coach House,
• The Mantel Wine Bar & Bistro,
• The Metro Wine Bar & Bistro,
• The Ranch Steakhouse,
• The Tasting Room,
• Trattoria Il Centro,
• Will Rogers Theatre,
• Waterford Marriott, and
• West.
Chefs Don Thiery of Waterford Marriott and Christine Dowd, owner of Trattoria Il Centro and Aunt Pittypat’s Catering, served as coordinators.

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