Tickets Available for Chef’s Feast Fundraiser for Transitions Homeless Center | Colombia

Tickets are still available to see the beautiful Columbia skyline while enjoying a Mediterranean-inspired 5-course dinner and helping a good cause.

The 6th Annual Chef’s Party takes place Sunday, June 5 at 6 p.m. at the Capital City Club on Main Street, and all proceeds will go to support the work of the Transitions Homeless Center.

Guests can enjoy a special menu featuring fresh, seasonal regional dishes prepared by the following star chefs.

  • Kevin Goldsmith: Chef Goldsmith is an Augusta, GA-based restaurateur and owner of the new Trattoria Polipo in Augusta. He is also Chair of Chefs’ Feast 2022 and a member of the Transitions Homeless Center Board of Directors.

  • Chefs Vinnie Livoti and Lawrence Wright: Chef Livoti is Director of Food Services for BlueCross BlueShield of SC after working for Harpers Restaurants and Birds on a Wire. Chef Wright runs an on-site cafe at BlueCross BlueShield after years as Executive Chef at Villa Tronco.

  • Nate Lindsay: Chef Lindsay is the executive chef of Trattoria Polipo in Augusta. His 17-year career has taken him to run award-winning restaurants in Amelia Island Plantation, as well as Napa, CA, Washington, DC and Jacksonville, Florida.

  • Jesse Cepeda: Chef Cepeda is the new Executive Chef of Capital City Club. Originally from Texas, Chef Cepeda believes that simplicity, sustainability and locally grown produce are of the utmost importance in creating memorable dining experiences. After stints in Austin, Waco and Tallahassee, Chef Cepeda has brought his farm-to-table style to Colombia.

  • Todd Schafer: Chef Schafer began his cooking career at age 15 and attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. After graduating, he worked at Ciboulette in Atlanta, Provence in Washington, DC and Pinot Blanc in Napa Valley before returning to his hometown of Augusta, GA. to open Bistro 491. Fifteen years later, Chef Schafer opened Abel Brown Southern Kitchen & Oyster Bar, where his commitment to the authentic yet refined preparation of ingredient-based dishes continues to draw large audiences.

“The menu is fabulous and we have two Transitions clients who will be working as sous chefs for the evening (one who has recently moved into her own apartment…the other is a veteran who is making great strides and working full-time at a high-end restaurant in town),” said Elizabeth Igleheart, Vice President of Transitions, Advancement.

Ticket sales and sponsorships for Chef’s Feast have already raised almost $50,000 for Transitions, which provides programs and services to 350 homeless people in the Midlands every day.

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