Fresh Chefs Society raising money to teach cooking to teens in foster care

If you’re looking for an excuse to enjoy some delicious food and cocktails while mingling with people who are involved in Austin’s food and nonprofit scene, you’ll want to know about Fresh Chefs Society’s fall fundraiser coming up at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9 at a house in South Austin. (Link for tickets.)

Fresh Chefs Society teaches youth in the foster care system basic and not-so-basic culinary skills. The nonprofit has worked with more than 500 Central Texas teens since it started five years ago. Contributed by Fresh Chefs Society.

The event, which is the wrap party for a year-long capital campaign to hire a full time executive director, will have a happy hour vibe with cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres — from Foundation Foods, Launderette, Olamaie, Bespoke Food Austin and Dos Lunas Artisan Cheeses — silent auction and music from DJ Mahealani.

What does Fresh Chefs Society do? In five years, nearly 500 youth in Central Texas have participated in at least one of Fresh Chefs Society programs. One of the organization’s primary functions is to match local volunteers, including everyday home cooks and professional chefs, with young people who are in the foster care system but are learning how to live on their own.

“Through dynamic (and edible) programming, Fresh Chefs Society is providing a new way of connecting community to youth through food and creating experiences that enrich their lives, enhance their connection to food and give them important life skills,” says founder Shaleiah Fox.

Fresh Chefs Society has an upcoming fundraiser on Sept. 9. Contributed by Fresh Chefs Society.

General admission tickets cost $50, and there are other suggested donations that will help the organization expand its support of Central Texas teens. You can find out more about the event at freshchefssociety.org/feedingtheirfuture or buy tickets here.

 

 


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