Chef Kristin Beringson
A new kind of fundraiser is coming to Nashville. Join the Martha O’Bryan Center as several distinguished chefs from some of Nashville’s hottest new restaurants in a cooking-competition with a new spin – the ‘secret’ ingredient? Items typically donated to food banks in Nashville.
The Martha O’Bryan Community is located in a food desert due to the lack of access to healthy and affordable food options, especially those without transportation. Typical food retailers in this area include gas stations, convenience and drug stores, with the nearest grocery store more than two miles away. The services Martha O’Bryan’s Food Bank provides is imperative to these residents.
FoodBank:Throwdown fundraiser will showcase the struggle these families face to have a good, healthy meal by encouraging a friendly competition among Nashville’s top chefs, while raising awareness of the importance of donating nutritious food options to these vital shelters. In 2014 MOBC served over 5,700 individuals–many who would not otherwise have a healthy meal. MOBC runs the largest and busiest food bank in East Nashville.
ABOUT THE CHEFS
Chef Kristin Beringson
Kristin Beringson left her career in retail management to began her culinary journey in 2009. After college, she contributed to a number of restaurants but distinguished herself by elevating the Holland House menu. In August 2014, she transitioned to the new City Winery in the downtown area. She made her television debut and won “Chopped,” a show on Food Network.
www.citywinery.com/nashville/ | @ChefKristinB
Chef Trey Cioccia
www.thefarmhousetn.com | @FarmHouseSoBro
Chef Aaron Thompson
The Blue Porch
After an award-winning career as a photojournalist, Aaron Thompson left the field to open The Blue Porch Restaurant in Woodbury, TN with his mother Wanda. The Blue Porch is a meat and three restaurant specializing in traditional fare with a personal twist.
www.theblueporch.com | @aaronthecook
Chef Rachel Cannon
Two Bits & Tin Roof
Although starting as a hostess, Chef Rachel’s passion for cooking and her natural talent of mixing unique flavors and fun textures developed into a burgeoning career in the kitchen. After working at several successful restaurants in Nashville, Chef Rachel landed at Two Bits on Demonbreun. Eager to be a part of something fresh in this rising foodie-town, Chef Rachel found a perfect home for hanging her apron.
www.twobitsnashville.com/about.html | www.tinroofbars.com/home/Nashville_broadway/Menu| @tinroofbroadway
Chef Batts Batts
Martha O’Bryan Center
Chef Batts is the Director of Culinary Services at Martha O’Bryan Center. After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, he decided to pursue his dream of becoming a chef. Upon graduation, Keith gained experience at several companies in Nashville including Tomkats, Saffire, and Old Hickory Steakhouse before being hired as a Sous Chef in 2012 by Martha O’Bryan.
www.chefbatts.com | @chefbatts
ABOUT THE JUDGES
Erin Byers Murray
Co-Editor, Nashville Lifestyles
Erin Byers Murray is the co-editor of Nashville Lifestyles magazine where she regularly covers Nashville’s growing food scene. She is also the author of Shucked: Life on a New England Oyster Farm as well as co-author of The New England Kitchen: Fresh Takes on Seasonal Recipes.
www.nashvillelifestyles.com | @erinbmurray
Food Writer, The Tennessean
Editor and Creator, Eat. Drink. Smile.
www.eat-drink-smile.com | @betheats
Nashville by Nicole, Lightning 100
NashvillebyNicole | @NashbyNICOLE
Stay tuned, as we will continue to feature new chefs and judges as we get closer to the event!
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Tin Roof is a bar located in downtown Nashville. The event will be located on the second floor and it will be a private event. If you are under the age of 21 and want to attend, please email email@example.com. Thanks!
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
If you do not live or work in the downtown area, you can get downtown parking for only $5 AND its included in the price of admission. Parking is located just a short walk away and is only $5 for our patrons. Please be sure to print your ticket and parking pass before attending the event.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You can contact the organizer through email or twitter. Email: NextNashvilleMOBC@gmail.com Twitter: @NextNashville
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the eventYes. You will need a copy of your printed or digital ticket.