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Local food justice group hosting Southern Chefs Potluck on Sept. 15

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Local food justice group hosting Southern Chefs Potluck on Sept. 15

Award-winning Chef Todd Richards, also this year’s VIP pre-party host, and Chef Daniel Chance, former executive chef of Watchman’s Seafood and Spirits, enjoy a specialty cocktail during the 2018 Southern Chefs Potluck. Image provided to Decaturish.
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Wholesome Wave Georgia, a group that “strives to strengthen local food communities by empowering networks of farmers to facilitate access to and awareness of healthy food choices,” according to its mission statement, will celebrate its 10th anniversary with its annual Southern Chefs Potluck this month.

Wholesome Wave oversees the Georgia Fresh for Less program, which enables shoppers using SNAP/EBT to double their spending on fresh vegetables and fruits at the Decatur Farmers Market and 58 other markets in Georgia, according to a press release from the group. The annual potluck supports this program, along with the nonprofit’s Georgia Food for Health programs.

According to the release, the potluck “brings together guests for an exclusive, intimate evening of food, fellowship and charity,” allowing guests the opportunity to mingle with local chefs while sampling food and cocktails. Chefs will bring their favorite dishes to complement a whole hog roast from Jim N Nicks Bar-B-Q and will offer them alongside their local farmers market merchants.

Participating restaurants include Kimball House and the new The Deer and the Dove restaurant, among others from across Atlanta and other parts of Georgia.

The event will take place on Sunday, Sept. 15 from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. at The Foundry at Puritan Mill in Atlanta. A VIP pre-party will begin beforehand at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale here and are $175 for general admission or $300 for VIP admission.

Find out about the participating chefs and bartenders by going here.

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