Charity events brings together local Triangle chefs


There are many charity events one can attend this year. All of them do a great job at raising money for the less fortunate or for a great cause. But if you are looking for one to attend later this month that showcases some of the top chefs in the Triangle – heed notice to this this event! Roots for Reece: Chefs Picnic 2019 is presented by Under the Oak Farms and will be a plethora of amazing chefs that you just don’t want to miss.

Taking place at Under the Oak Farm in Clayton on Sunday, June 23, this event will donate all proceeds – that’s 100 percent of the money raised – to the North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition, a nonprofit leading the way in opiate overdose prevention and education.

The picnic will include small plates from the following chefs:

Andrew Smith- Former Executive Chef, bu•ku Wake Forest

Caroline Morrison- Chef/Owner, The Fiction Kitchen

Jake Wood- Executive Chef, Plates Neighborhood Kitchen

Kim Conyer Hunter- Chef/Owner, Umma Dumpling

Serge Falcoz-Vigne- Executive Chef, Saint Jacques French Cuisine

Christopher Lopez- Executive Chef, Postmaster

Katrin Sydnor- Pastry Chef, Garland and Co-owner, Way Out Confections

Regan Stachler- Chef/Owner, Hull Foods

Bobby McFarland- Consulting Chef for The Kitchen

Kyle Fletcher and Kevin Ruiz - Chefs, Wye Hill Kitchen + Brewing

Marco Zapata - Pastry Chef, Whiskey Kitchen

Betty Saleh- Executive Chef, Neomonde

Margaret Hennessee- Chef/Owner, Maximillians

Megan Campbell Gotliffe- Pastry Chef, I Do Cakes LLC

Blake Gotliffe- Chef/Owner, Under the Oak Café

And that’s not all. You’re going to need a refreshing beverage at the event, and Under the Oak Farm has you covered. These local businesses have stepped in to offer up the tasty beverages:

Deep River Brewing Company

Double Barley Brewing

Neuse River Brewing

Wye Hill Kitchen + Brewing

TOPO Organic Distillery

Tickets for this event are available online for $100 per adult and $15 per child. Ticket includes food, drinks, a t-shirt and a raffle ticket for a great prize.

Under the Oak Farm is located at 1126 Ridge Drive in Clayton.