This is a Flights & Bites cocktail style event, featuring up to 7 chefs creating 3 small dishes each, as well as up to 7 craft beverage makers, offering an array of delicious drink samples.
The Southern Appalachian Mountains are the oldest and most bio-diverse mountains in the world, offering endless natural beauty perfect for exploring the outdoors. Humans have been gathering around campfires since time immemorial, sharing food, stories and cultural traditions. But perceptions of engaging with the Great Outdoors have not always felt inclusive of all people. This event will spotlight chefs creating campfire food that represents multiple cultures and highlights current ongoing efforts to ensure Mother Nature is welcoming to everyone.
Speakers: George Ivey + Crew Members - Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation BIPOC Conservation Corps Trail Crew; Vivianette Ortiz + Claudia Ramos - Latinos Aventureros en las Carolinas
Featured Chefs/Restaurants: Owen McGlynn - Asheville Proper, Santiago Vargas - Mikasa AVL, Graham House - Wild Child & The Chop Shop Butchery, Jessie Massie - Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, White Labs Kitchen & Tap, Brian Crow - Chestnut