As I’ve said before, my firsthand experience with Share Our Strength through its Cooking Matters program has given me a little bit of insight as to just how powerful their work is. I hope you’ll join us.
Now, the really fun part. I offered a while back to help with this dinner, maybe plating or otherwise helping with the cooking and prep process. In events past, this has given me a great opportunity to get some food practice and also live-blog events (such as Chef Ball) from behind the scenes.
I just found out that I’ll need to be really flexible tonight, maybe even waiting tables. Lemme just tell ya, this is not my forte. I did it (and actually quite enjoyed it) at my recent stage at Caribe, but that was a casual restaurant, not a formal fundraiser thing. This could get interesting!
I could get into that horrible story that I never even could bring myself to blog about in Food Production IV where things went terribly wrong, that day I was front of house, and most of it wasn’t even my fault. But I won’t. I’ll just do my best and help however I can to keep kids in Arkansas from having to go hungry.
P.S. Follow me tonight on the Twitters at @ARFoodie for any live tweeting I might be able to squeak out. If I’m on the floor, don’t expect much. More photos and such to follow here, after the event.
P.P.S. I just found out that P. Allen Smith will be there! Does that dude follow me around or what?