The Chef & the Colonel
The Whole Plate Goes Whole Hog May 18th!
Good ideas travel with good people to support good causes.
The good idea?
The Whole Hog Auction & Dinner on Sunday, May 18th at The Lantern Tap House at 1004 S Perry is the spot to be at three. The $40pp ticket includes a light dinner, two beverage tickets and a show quite unlike the standard Sunday matinee!
A butcher will transform a half a local Berkshire hog from Ramstead Ranch into cuts of pork that will be sold on site via live auction. Additional auction items from neighborhood businesses will available through a silent auction – BBQ sauce seems like a good idea.
The good people?
Mike & Melinda, owners of The Lantern, heard about a similar fundraising event from one of their friends, Peter Remington. Peter is the certified auctioneer – referred to as a Colonel! – who successfully & humorously led the same style event when he lived in Austin, TX.
Another talented and fun-loving local shares the stage. Chef Peter Tobin will be wielding his amazing knife skills, so the resulting pork cuts for sale will be the highest quality. As he works, Chef will talk the crowd through the various cuts and how to prepare them. He trains up & coming chefs everyday, so it promises to be informative.
The good cause?
The beneficiary is Food for All, a new program by the Catholic Charities of Spokane (CCS). With a mission to help the underserved in our community, CCS has long addressed healthy food access issues. Under the bright and determined leadership of Brian Estes, the food component of CCS’s work (Vinegar Flats Garden included) is growing and feeding more people, warranting its own area of focus in the organization.
Food for All will be described more next Sunday at the event. Program Coordinator Brian Estes is prepped to publicly launch the program that officially started March 1st, and request your support for its continued success. The new Food for All programs are incredibly helpful, with cooking instruction and healthy grocery shopping classes, which provide not just words, but the skills needed to live the words of a better diet, on a budget.
You’ve likely heard of Peter, Peter, pumpkin eater.
This event showcases Peter & Peter, community feeders. Not every day a Chef & a Colonel perform in support of local, healthy Food for All. Hope to see you there. Buy tickets today – they can only fit 100 people!