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Legends Of Atlanta Roast To Benefit Atlanta Community Food Bank

The Legends of Atlanta Roast will bring together four legendary Atlanta hospitality duos: 10 Degrees South/YEBO’s Justin &

Attendees enjoying last year's Legend of Atlanta Roast (Photo Credit:RoastAtlanta.org)

Attendees enjoying last year’s Legends of Atlanta Roast (Photo Credit:RoastAtlanta.org)

Derek Anthony, Fifth Group Restaurant’s Robby Kukler and Steve Simon, Ruth’s Chris Steak House’s Nancy and Mark Oswald, and Tongue & Groove’s Scott Strumlauf and Michael Krohngold. These titans of distinction will be honored by a Roast of the crispiest kind.

Following a cocktail reception is a three-course dinner, prepared by distinguished chefs from our honorees award winning restaurants, with each adding their special flair and elegance to the evening. Once the meal is underway the entertainment will begin with Steak Shapiro and Mara Davis, co-hosts of “Atlanta Eats”, emceeing some light- hearted “roasting” of the accomplished hospitality leaders. All proceeds will benefit the ACFB.

(Photo Credit:RoastAtlanta.org)

Tongue & Groove’s Scott Strumlauf and Michael Krohngold (Photo Credit:RoastAtlanta.org)

The Atlanta Community Food Bank is both the beneficiary and host of the evening. The raw, industrial warehouse space will be transformed into a red-carpet environment through the talents of A Legendary Event.

The Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) began operating in 1979 from a small space at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. ACFB now distributes over 45 million pounds of food and grocery products each year from a 129,600 square-foot facility in N.W. Atlanta. The product is accessed by more than 600 partner nonprofits that provide food assistance to families and individuals in 29 counties across metro Atlanta and north Georgia. ACFB leads seven distinct programs that reinforce its mission to fight hunger by engaging, educating and empowering our community: Atlanta Prosperity Campaign, Atlanta’s Table, Community Gardens, Hunger 101, Hunger Walk/Run, Kids In Need and Product Rescue Center.

WHEN: Monday, November 3, 2014 at 6 p.m.

WHERE: Atlanta Community Food Bank
732 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd., NW,
Atlanta GA 30318
Ph: 404-892-9822

TICKETS: $500 per person, please click here to purchase. Ticket price includes a cocktail reception, a four-course meal with  wine pairings prepared by distinguished chefs chosen by each honoree.

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