Some of Utah’s most talented chefs will shortly transform the bounty of Utah’s local food producers and artisans into an extraordinary evening of delicious food and conviviality to raise funds for Slow Food Utah’s wide range of programs.
The 9th Annual Feast of Five Senses will take place on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at the Salt Lake Culinary Center, 2233 S 300 E. in Salt Lake. The evening will begin with appetizers, mingling and silent auction at 5 p.m. before moving onto with dinner and chef presentations.
“We are encouraging our star chefs to ‘Think Globally and Act Locally.’ Culinary offerings will focus on cuisines around the world, but will utilize the many praise-worthy local ingredients produced right here in Utah,” said Gwen Crist, President of Slow Food Utah. “The menus will also incorporate some items from the Slow Food Ark of Taste. The US Ark of Taste is a catalog of over 200 delicious foods in danger of extinction. By promoting and eating Ark products we help ensure they remain in production and on our plates.”
Some of the chefs in the 2013 roster are:
Nathan Powers of Bambara (pictured below)
Viet Pham of soon to be opened Ember + Ash
Phelix Gardner of Finca
Ethan Lappe of Caffe Niche (pictured below)
Amber Billingsley of Vinto (pictured below)
Tom Grant of Martine
Jennifer Gilroy of Meditrina
Adam Kreisel of Chaia Cucina
Peter Korth of Frida
Francis Fecteau of Libation LLC will be pairing a wine with each course and Uinta Brewing will be proving beer pairings. This year’s “Feast” is sponsored in part by Muir Copper Canyon Farms and by Sysco Intermountain.
Tickets are available online at www.slowfoodutah.org or by mail to Slow Food Utah, PO Box 581213, SLC, UT 84158-1213. Cost to attend is $100 per person, with a $25 optional wine pairing. Want to get the best glimpse of the real action in the kitchen? Chefs’ Tables tickets are available for $125 per person, with a $25 optional wine pairing. Seating is limited so early reservations are highly recommended.
This annual fundraiser allows Slow Food Utah to offer a wide range of programs and to fund their micro-grant program in order to fill gaps that they see in traditional funding sources for food-related projects, especially for small-scale food growers and producers, community innovators and educators. In past years, Slow Food Utah has funded schoolyard and community gardens, Utahns Against Hunger’s Real Food Rising program and has helped small farmers build greenhouses and barns, purchase a tractor, and expand their livestock operations.
About Slow Food Utah
Slow Food Utah is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing everyone to the table to celebrate the pleasures of good, clean, fair food. They are engaged in food education such as Slow Food in Schools. They link producers and consumers, foster community, support eating local foods and support local farmers. The website, slowfoodutah.org, provides a variety of information and resources applicable to the Slow Food Movement, both in Utah and around the world. Slow Food Utah is an all-volunteer run organization.