In a delightful new fundraiser format, the upcoming The Next Course gala event for Youth Home will not only feature amazing, seasonal food from local chefs, it will teach attendees how to make each course at home.
Last week, I got a sneak peek at some of the courses and the instructional videos that will be shown during the event. I’m not allowed to spill the details just yet, but I can tell you two things: 1) the food will be fresh, seasonal and stunning, and 2) you WILL learn something, even if you don’t cook.
Okay, maybe that was more than two things. Just trust me, it will be an amazing event.
As guests enjoy each course of the dinner, they will receive video how-tos to recreate the dishes themselves by Chef Shane Henderson of Ben E. Keith and Chef Stephen Burrow of the Clinton Presidential Center, along with his Sous Chef Jackson Bolton and Pastry Chef Anne Woodson. Guests will also take home detailed recipe cards for each dish.
Youth Home is a private, non-profit psychiatric center for emotionally troubled adolescents and their families. With state-of-the-art residential treatment, as well as day and outpatient services, Youth Home serves an important role in the wellness of our community.
During last winter’s snowstorms, the facility went without power for several days, causing a major setback for the facility and its residents. Food went bad. Medicine ruined. And spirits dampened. With funds raised by The Next Course, Youth Home will purchase power generators to avoid a similar situation in the future.
As the Official Blog Partner for the event, Fancy Pants Foodie will bring you more stories about Youth Home and The Next Course. I hope you’ll stay tuned for that.
But more importantly, I hope you’ll buy a ticket or two, or even sponsor a table. Join us at The Next Course, learn a few things, and help improve the lives of young people right here in Little Rock!
The Next Course
Benefiting Youth Home
Thursday, October 3
Great Hall of the William J. Clinton Presidential Library
$100 for individual tickets, or $150 to include VIP cocktail hour
Sponsorships available at $1250 (includes 8 VIP tickets)
Click here to purchase tickets