Five chefs, five sommeliers, 12 years, one goal. Those numbers add up to Give Me Five, an Atlanta event that benefits the No Kid Hungry campaign. The 2018 edition takes place Aug. 12 at 103 West in Buckhead. No Kid Hungry is dedicated to ending child hunger in America and ensuring that all children get healthful food every day.
The annual Give Me Five dinner features five top Georgia chefs preparing a five-course dinner with wine pairings paired chosen by five of Georgia’s best sommeliers. Commentary from the chefs and sommeliers accompanies each course. The evening begins with a 5 p.m. cocktail reception and continues at 6 p.m. with a multicourse seated dinner, and live and silent auctions.
Jeff Riedel, executive chef at 101 West leads the chef team as chairman. He’s joined by Elliot Cusher, executive chef at Donetto; Matt Marcus, executive chef/owner at Watershed; Sarah O’Brien, chef/owner at the Little Tart Bakeshop; Matthew Ridgeway, executive chef at Cooks & Soldiers; and Marc Taft, president/executive chef at Southern Fried Hospitality.
The sommelier team is led by chairman Gil Kulers of the Piedmont Driving Club. He’s joined by Josh Ardizzoni of Restaurant Marcel, Adam Pucillo of Del Frisco’s Double Eagle, Nicolas Quinones of Cooks & Soldiers and Brian White of the Ritz-Carlton Atlanta.
Tickets are $275 per person or $2,500 for a 10-person table. Space is limited and RSVPs are required. For details and reservations, contact Allison Palestrini (email@example.com). Atlanta’s 103 West is at 103 West Paces Ferry Road NW.