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March 14, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm



F.E.A.S.T. is a unique new event to spotlight great food from phenomenal chefs while tackling today’s tough questions about our food system.

The evening will feature:

  • 6 highly accomplished and James Beard celebrated women chefs
  • 6 unique dishes exemplifying each chef’s distinct style
  • Hors d’Oeuvres by KY’s own James Beard celebrated chef Ouita Michel
  • Craft cocktails and drink pairings
  • Supports Lexington female powered innovative food organization: FoodChain

This event is an opportunity to take food justice into our own hands, celebrate great food, and support a new approach to forge links between fresh food and community. Tickets include all food and 3 drinks. All sales and sponsorships will support FoodChain’s work!

This event is made possible by VisitLex, the Family of Ouita Michel Restaurants, and Apiary Fine Dining & Catering. Click here for tickets!

Guest Celebrity Chefs Include:

Abra Berens is a chef and former farmer who cooks to celebrate the bounty of Midwestern food production. She is the Executive Chef at Local Foods Chicago and co-founder of Bare Knuckle Farm. She utilizes her sense of seasonality to show off the best of our Midwestern farms on each plate.

Jamilka Borges is the Executive Chef at Spoon, one of Pittsburgh’s premier dining destinations, and part of the S+P Restaurant Group. With expertise in regional, French, Italian and Latin cuisine, Borges brings a diverse and dynamic culinary style to Spoon and the S+P team.

Joy Crump, a Pennsylvania native is known far and wide for crafting the seasons’ best locally-sourced and organic ingredients into comfortably refined dishes. A graduate of the Art Institute of Atlanta, Crump honed her skill while working at Woodfire Grill alongside Chef Kevin Gillepsie, an industry pioneer credited with bringing organic farm-to-table culinary practices to the Atlanta restaurant scene.

Amy Brandwein is the chef and owner of Centrolina, a combined seasonal Italian restaurant and market that opened in Washington, D.C., in spring 2015. Prior to opening her own restaurant, Chef Brandwein was the opening chef de cuisine at Alba Osteria in Washington, D.C. in 2013. Previously, Chef Brandwein launched Casa Nonna, the BLT Restaurant Group’s first Italian concept in Washington D.C and New York.

Asha Gomez launched Cardamom Hill Restaurant in January 2012 in Atlanta. An instant success, the restaurant received praising reviews, Cardamom Hill was named one of Bon Appétit’s 2012’s 50 Best New Restaurants, was on the 2013 James Beard Semi-Finalist List of 20 Best New Restaurants, one of Southern Living’s 5 Best Restaurants in the South. Gomez was also named one of the 2013/2014 Food & Wine Magazine Best New Chef – People’s Choice semi-finalists. Her Kerala fried chicken, was voted by Fox Television Network as one of the 10 best fried chicken dishes in the country and has received numerous national and international acclaim.


March 14, 2017
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Apiary Fine Dining and Catering
218 Jefferson Street
Lexington, Kentucky 40508
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