Since before we opened our doors, Shane has had a goal of uniting other chefs from around the region to give back to worthy hunger-related causes. Once we started working with our friends at People Loving Nashville, a non-profit group feeding and serving the homeless populations here in Nashville, we knew we wanted to join in their efforts to knock out hunger in our city.
Along with chefs like Chef John Lassater from Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, we’ve committed to support PLN’s meal program with both food and monetary donations on a monthly basis, and we’re grateful for the opportunity to give back to those going through a hard season this way. But when we found out PLN wanted to host a big Thanksgiving dinner, we knew we had the chance to make it special. We made a few phone calls, and before we knew it, some of Nashville’s best chefs and restaurants were on board to provide a literal feast for this event.
We were so happy to work again with Chef John, as well as Chef Katie Coss (and her team from Husk Nashville), both of whom collaborated with us on ticketed fundraising dinners for PLN earlier in the year. We also got to welcome Owner/Chef Nina Singto of Thai Esane, Executive Chef Tom Eckert of Maneet Chauhan’s Morph Hospitality Group, and Owner/Chef Trey Cioccia of Black Rabbit, all of whom donated their time and food to create an amazing spread for this event.
We don’t share this info to get any kind of credit, and the last thing we want is to exploit an underserved population in any way. We just want our patrons to know that the money you spend in our restaurant really does make a positive impact in our community. We are grateful for the abundance at our table, and we’re genuinely touched that we get to offer a little encouragement, dignity, and practical sustenance to our brothers and sisters who have fallen on hard times – and receive so much in return.
You can read more about this event here (thank you Brad Shmitt and the Tennessean for the coverage and photos!): https://www.tennessean.com/