An all-star roster of top Louisville chefs is staging a one-evening-only VIP meal to benefit Chefs for Success, the Salvation Army’s Culinary Arts Training Program. Participating chefs for 2020 are James Moran and Aileen Brua (SOU!); Josh Hillyard (Big Spring Country Club); Bobby Benjamin (Butchertown Grocery); Jason McCollum (Hearth/Chik’n & Mi); Ming Pu (502 Bar and Bistro); and Cody Stone (Decca).

The program is designed to provide an accessible, practical and cost-free training opportunity for homeless and low-income men and women who have a passion for cooking. Students are provided 10 weeks of classroom and hands-on kitchen training that leads to living wage employment opportunities and a life of dignity, purpose and self-sufficiency. At the end of the course instruction, students are given an opportunity to apply for an internship in a local restaurant as well as apply for a culinary scholarship offered by Sullivan University.

Look for appetizers, a five-course gourmet dinner, desserts, wine and a Brown-Forman open bar. The date is Saturday, February 29 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., and the venue is Big Spring Country Club (5901 Dutchmans Lane). The cost is $150.00 per person, with all proceeds benefiting the Culinary Arts Training Program. Students from the program will be assisting the guest chefs. Ticket information can be found here.