Tasty Tuesday: Chef's Night Out
Let me ask you a question. Have you ever wanted to eat for charity?
If you answered "no", please reevaluate. If you answered "yes", boy, do I have an event for you!
Chef's Night Out is a yearly culinary event held in the Hult Center. More than fifty different restaurants, wineries and breweries graced downtown Eugene's Hult Center on a blissful Tuesday night...but wait, there's more. All of the proceeds- $75 admission tickets- go to Food for Lane County.
And I, intrepid Tasty Tuesday host Ellen Meny, was there for the 26th Annual Chef's Night Out. I brought my eating A-game, and so did everyone else who attended the event.
I spoke with different restaurateurs at the event, like Bill McCallum, of Billy Mac's Bar & Grill.
"It's a great feeling, the need in this community is so...much more than people realize, and so we really enjoy doing this, and it's a lot of fun," McCallum said. And yes, that is the "Billy" of Billy Mac's.
The event raised more than $90,000 for Food for Lane County, which is enough money to provide 270,000 meals for people in Lane County. If my math is correct...that's a lot of food!
Chef's Night Out Award Winners
Presentation & Hospitality
- Honorable Mentions: Belly Taqueria & Membrillo Latin Kitchen
- Winner: LCC Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management
Peoples' Choice Award
- Winner: Belly Taqueria
Mike West Overall Best Bite
If you want to donate to Food for Lane County, click here.
KVAL's Tasty Tuesday brings you what to eat and where to eat it around Lane County and beyond. Tasty Tuesday is hosted by KVAL reporter Ellen Meny. Want to suggest Ellen a restaurant? Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or find Tasty Tuesday on Facebook and Twitter.
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