Food equity and access sustains tomorrow.

A benefit for FoodChain

Only the Best

Join Us for an Evening of Culinary Excellence and Community Impact

FEAST is more than just a food event; it’s a movement to a world where    Food Equity & Access Sustains Tomorrow. 25+ celebrated chefs, including award-winning and James Beard-recognized talents, are set to transform locally sourced ingredients into culinary masterpieces, showcasing the versatility and richness of Kentucky’s produce.

Amazing culinary talent from Kentucky and around the country

FEAST is Lexington’s premier culinary extravaganza, bringing together food enthusiasts for a spectacular exhibition of local flavors, talent, and the spirit of community. This much-anticipated annual event promises an unforgettable mix and mingle evening filled with exquisite small plates, complemented by an array of craft cocktails and mocktails, Kentucky’s finest bourbon, local beers, and select wines, set on an iconic KY horse farm, with the accompaniment of equally stunning KY musicians.


This evening, which has become legendary in food circles, began as an initiative of Chef Ouita Michel and 4 of the chefs she met at a James Beard Foundation Chef Boot Camp. Ouita, Abra, Amy, Jamilka, and Joy bonded over their dedication to changing our food system for the better and all agreed that supporting the work of FoodChain was a great place to start. FEAST then became the cornerstone event supporting FoodChain’s mission. Since it’s founding in 2011, FoodChain’s commitment to forging links between community and fresh, local food through education and demonstration of sustainable food systems initiated a journey which started by building KY’s first commercial indoor aquaponics farm, then creating a totally unique teaching and processing kitchen, which has provided over 1,000,000 meals and countless hours of direct food literacy education, and now looks to the next branch: a Neighborhood Green Grocery, destined to be a space for intentionally deepening relationships within the local food system through empowered food security and access.

A Night to Remember

In addition to the unforgettable food and drink, your time at FEAST will be accompanied by female led, KY musical acts that pair perfectly with the atmosphere, good vibes, and uplifting mood of the evening’s festivities. Stay tuned (pun intended!) for some very exciting announcements of this year’s talent.

    FEAST Through the Years


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    Support the Cause

    By joining us at FEAST, in addition to enjoying an exceptional culinary experience; you’re also contributing to a sustainable future for our community. Proceeds from the event empower FoodChain to continue its vital work in food literacy education, sustainable agriculture development, and direct food access programs. This year’s efforts are dedicated to launch of our first of its kind in the Bluegrass Neighborhood Green Grocery!

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    Interested in a sponsorship? Contact us at the link below!