Taking Care

Sunday, September 11, 2022, 11:30AM-2:00PM

Location: Smoky Park Supper Club - 350 Riverside Dr, Asheville, NC
$125 per person

 

Taking Care

Sunday, September 11, 2022, 11:30AM-2:00PM

Smoky Park Supper Club - 350 Riverside Dr, Asheville, NC

$125 per person

This is a Seated Brunch, with a mocktail hour followed by a four course meal with paired beverages, featuring 4 chefs and several craft beverage makers. All beverages for this event will be zero proof/non-alcoholic.

Mental health awareness and its impacts have been heightened during the pandemic, across all industries. During this event, we will gather together over a delicious shared meal to lift each other up. With each course, we'll hear important stories of mental health and its intersections with our foodways from high-pressure restaurant kitchens to farming as therapy, and how communities can create safe, healthy and healing spaces. 

Speakers: Steve Palmer - Ben’s Friends; Alan Yeck - Veterans Healing Farm, Jeremy French - Making Whole, Ashley & Heather Tolbert - From the Ashes Cultural Arts & Counseling

Featured Chefs/Restaurants: Paul Cressend, Paulieboy Enterprises, Tyler Slade - Bargello/District 42, Matthew Raiford - The Chefarmer 

Featured Beverage (all Zero Proof/NA): Shanti Elixirs, Savor Shrub, High Climate Tea, Matcha Nude, Pisgah Coffee Roasters, Seedlip, Buchi, Devil's Foot Beverage Company, Mountain Valley Spring Water

Event Sponsor: BlueCross BlueShield of NC

Venue Sponsor: Smoky Park Supper Club

This is a Seated Brunch, with a mocktail hour followed by a four course meal with paired beverages, featuring 4 chefs and several craft beverage makers. All beverages for this event will be zero proof/non-alcoholic.

Mental health awareness and its impacts have been heightened during the pandemic, across all industries. During this event, we will gather together over a delicious shared meal to lift each other up. With each course, we'll hear important stories of mental health and its intersections with our foodways from high-pressure restaurant kitchens to farming as therapy, and how communities can create safe, healthy and healing spaces. 

Speakers: Steve Palmer - Ben’s Friends; Alan Yeck - Veterans Healing Farm, Jeremy French - Making Whole, Ashley & Heather Tolbert - From the Ashes Cultural Arts & Counseling

Featured Chefs/Restaurants: Paul Cressend, Paulieboy Enterprises, Tyler Slade - Bargello/District 42, Matthew Raiford - The Chefarmer 

Featured Beverage (all Zero Proof/NA): Shanti Elixirs, Savor Shrub, High Climate Tea, Matcha Nude, Pisgah Coffee Roasters, Seedlip, Buchi, Devil's Foot Beverage Company, Mountain Valley Spring Water

Event Sponsor: BlueCross BlueShield of NC

Venue Sponsor: Smoky Park Supper Club

Paul Cressend, Jr.

Chef/Owner, Paulieboy Enterprises Private Chef Services

Tyler Slade

Executive Chef, Bargello

Matthew Raiford

Chef + Farmer, Gilliard Farms, Strong Roots 9

Steve Palmer

Founder & Chief Vision Officer, The Indigo Road Hospitality Group

Alan Yeck

Executive Director, Veterans Healing Farm

Jeremy French

Porter/Craftsman and Director of Making Whole

Ashley Tolbert

Co-owner, From the Ashes Cultural Arts & Counseling

Heather Tolbert

Co-Owner, From the Ashes Cultural Arts & Counseling

Shanti Elixirs

Savor Shrub

High Climate Tea

Matcha Nude

Pisgah Coffee Roasters

Seedlip

Buchi Kombucha

Devil's Foot Beverage Company

Mountain Valley Spring Water