Food equity and access sustains tomorrow.


FoodChain presents the 5th annual FEAST – a food event for foodies, like no other in the region! FEAST features creative food samplings by 24 nationally acclaimed women chefs from Kentucky & around the country, cocktails and mocktails by expert mixologists, live music, unique auction items,  and fellowship with some of the most influential foodie folks as you casually mix, mingle, and enjoy the quintessential Kentucky setting of Fasig-Tipton.


Only the Best

Fresh, Local Ingredients

Thoughtfully curated food for a cause.  

Amazing culinary talent from Kentucky and around the country

Talented, award winning, & James Beard recognized culinarians with the skills to give Ky grown produce a new life on your palate!


FEAST stands for Food Equity & Access Sustains Tomorrow. It began as a initiative of Ouita Michel and 4 chefs she met at a James Beard Foundation Chef Boot Camp. These chefs bonded over their dedication to changing our food system for the better and they all agreed that supporting the work of FoodChain was a great place to start! Funding from the very first FEAST in 2017 helped build our kitchen and now proceeds from this event help us to increase access to locally sourced, fresh food for everyone in our urban aquaponics farm, food literacy education programs, and direct food access distributions. In April of 2020, FoodChain launched Nourish Lexington with VisitLEX, the Murry Foundation, and Keeneland to meet the immediate needs of the community at the start of the pandemic, thanks in large part to relationships built during FEAST! That program has grown to become an essential way that FoodChain uses education and access to forge those links. Since March of 2020, our team has distributed over 650,000 meals to the community, while investing over $1,000,000 into our local food economy. With your support, FoodChain can continue building a better tomorrow with innovative education and direct access to locally grown, whole foods for everyone in the community. We hope you will join us this year at FEAST!

Very special thanks

To Our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors


The EE Murry Foundation

Holly Hill & Co

Tasting Event Sponsors

Independence Bank

UK HealthCare

Kentucky Proud

The Food Connection

Chef Sponsors


5/3rd Bank

Dennis Heskel 

Tricia Bowdidge

Clem’s Refrigerated Foods

Columbia Gas

Blue & Co

Traditional Bank

The UK Alumni Association

Henry Watz Raine and Marino

Shevawn Akers- Firefly Realty & Investments

Amanda Nighbert- Registered Dietitian

Harper Hall

The Food Connection

Lexington Clinic Foundation

Davis & Plomin

In Kind Sponsors:

Farmer Joe’s

What Chefs Want

US Foods

Fasig Tipton

Hedley & Bennett

Mr. Linen


Woodford Reserve

Ford’s Gin

Brown Forman

Great Stories

Castle & Key

Bourbon Hous

Southern Glazer’s

Storybook Balloons

Doug Smith Designs 

West Sixth Brewing


Baumann Paper

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