Saturday, January 11, 2014

All-star Chef Competition and Fundraiser featuring Modern Monks & More.

From the Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society:

“Celebrating the Fabric of the Local Food Community”

On Sunday, January 19, 2014, five chefs from Omaha and Lincoln will be recognized for their outstanding support for local farmers and producers during a friendly competition and fundraiser at the 2014 Producers Choice Chef Award at Metro Community College Institute for Culinary Arts in Omaha.

Hosted by Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society, the all-star chef line-up includes Omaha chefs Clayton Chapman from The Grey Plume, Paul Kulik from The Boiler Room, Nick Strawhecker from Dante Pizzeria, Joel Mahr from Lot 2 and Lincoln chef Matt Roush from Bread & Cup.
According to Scott Willet, event committee chairman, farmer members from the Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society voted for the top chefs they believe best support and promote local farmers and food communities.  “NSAS wants to showcase the important work these chefs are doing to create awareness of local farmers and food and how it weaves through our local economy,” Willet said.  The evening’s theme, “Celebrating the Fabric of the Local Food Community” depicts a wonderful tapestry of the outcome when local chefs source from local growers, Willet continued.

The event is a fundraiser for the Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society. Ticket price of $125.00 includes a cocktail hour showcasing Nebraska vintner, Glacial Till, and brewery Modern Monks of Lincoln, followed by a five course meal prepared and served from each of the featured chefs.  The evening will begin with a cocktail hour at 5:30 pm at Metro Community College Institute for Culinary Arts at 32nd and Sorenson Pkwy NE, in Omaha.  The first dinner course will be served at 6 pm.

How to Purchase Tickets:
Tickets will be available to purchase online at starting December 2, 2013.  Watch for Twitter updates @NEsustainableAg, or on Facebook: Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society. 

The Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society is a non-profit organization with a diverse membership of farmers and ranchers, rural and urban consumers, market gardeners, educators, families, chefs and restaurateurs. The mission of NSAS is to promote agriculture and food systems that build healthy land, people, communities and quality of life, for present and future generations. Additional information about the organization and history of the event can be found at Send inquiries to

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