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TAFB Introduces Empty Bowls Chef Series

The first-ever “Empty Bowls Chef Series”, the newest fundraising sensation sponsored by Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB), is set to begin this month. A spin-off of the popular “Empty Bowls” event held annually at Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, this new series will introduce participants to an intimate, entertaining and delicious culinary experience.

Led by guest chefs including Kevin Martinez of Tokyo Café, Keith “Buttons” Hicks of Buttons Restaurant, Jon Bonnell of Waters and others, diners will enjoy tastings from a three-course meal prepared in TAFBs Demonstration Kitchen, wine and spirits pairings, valuable preparation tips from the chef and even recipes to take home.

“We’re so thrilled to be able to introduce our new Chef Series,” said Francie Cooper, director of community events, TAFB. “In our fight to be sure that no one has to go hungry, we’ve received tremendous support from our local chef community. We’re so grateful that we can work together to provide a culinary experience that becomes food on a plate for someone in need.”

The Empty Bowls Chef Series kicks off on July 20 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. when Chef Kevin Martinez from Tokyo Café prepares “Asian Persuasions”. Future events are slated for:

August 17:                 Chef Ben Merritt, Fixture and Chef Stephon Rishel, Texas Bleu

Modern American Marvels

September 21:          Chef Jon Bonnell, Waters and Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine

Seafood Sensations

October 19:                Chef Keith “Buttons” Hicks, Buttons Restaurant and Terry Chandler, Fred’s Texas Café

Cowboy Soul Food

All events are held at the Demonstration Kitchen located at TAFB, 2525 Cullen Street, Fort Worth, Texas from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Admission is $75 per person, per class. Seating is limited, RSVPs required.

TARRANT AREA FOOD BANK (TAFB), based in Fort Worth, holds the belief that all people deserve regular, nutritious meals. TAFB works to empower communities to eliminate hunger by providing food, education and resources through innovation and collaboration. Through a network of 270 Partner Agencies, TAFB serves 13-counties in North Texas. Learn more at tafb.org and on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.