Join FEAST on May 2 for “A Night in with FEAST,” with Chefs and Friends to Raise Funds Providing Meals, Food Education, and Nutrition Programs

Virtual Cook-along with Recipes and Live Demos by Julia Sherman, Aliya LeeKong, Behzad Jamshidi, Dakota Weiss, Keri Glassman and more 

Los Angeles, CA (April 27, 2020)FEAST, the nonprofit organization devoted to promoting health and wellness in under-resourced neighborhoods and communities through the power of healthy foods and human connection, will host their first-ever Instagram Live cook-along called “A Night in with FEAST” on Saturday, May 2, starting at 4 p.m. PDT/7 p.m. EDT.  In lieu of their annual fundraiser, FEAST’s virtual cook-along for good will feature five chefs and wellness experts preparing recipes for viewers at home.

The goal of “A Night In with FEAST” is to raise funds to continue their work with educational programming and food access as the demand for services has since increased as a direct result of COVID-19. Families living in poverty are struggling now more than ever to meet their basic needs including affordable and nutritious food. FEAST hopes to raise funds that will provide more than 20,000 lbs. of produce, $25,000 worth of food scholarships, and thousands of meals to families facing food insecurity in the coming months in Los Angeles, New York City, and beyond. 

Viewers can follow along on Instagram at the hashtag #FEASTNightIn and through the following social handles. 

The evening’s cookalong will go “live” as follows (PDT):

  • 4:00 p.m. – Redbird’s Bar Director Tobin Shea will kick-off the night with a Simple Vodka cocktail on @redbirdla

  • 4:15 p.m. – Chef & Food Activist Tom Colicchio will give a special toast on @tomcolicchio

  • 4:30 p.m. – another round of drinks with Olipop 

  • 4:45 p.m. – mocktails with Dietician and Founder of “Nutritious Life” Keri Glassman on  @keriglassman

  • 5:00 p.m. – Chief Culinary Officer Real Eats Food and TV Personality Aliya LeeKong will demo an Ethiopian-style carrot tartare appetizer on @aliyaleekong

  • 5:15 p.m. – Salad for President Cookbook Author Julia Sherman will make a tasty salad on @saladforpresident

  • 5:30 p.m. – Moosh Chef & Founder Behzad Jamshidi will demo a Mediterreanean Orzo entree on @behzj

  • 6:00 p.m. – Head Chef of Sweetfin Dakota Weiss shows us how to make a Poke Bowl on @dakotalovesbonemarrow

  • 6:30 p.m. – FEAST’s own Dana Rizer will end the evening on a sweet note with her Choco-coco Peanut Butter “Milkshake” 

Executive Director & Chief Food Enthusiast Dana Rizer says, “A simple donation of $20 can help feed a family of four. That’s why I’m really excited about this cast of chefs and wellness experts who will help us spread the word and continue our mission of empowering and educating through food.”

Supporters can donate by visiting feastforall.org/nightin/ to receive FEAST’s digital cookbook featuring the chefs’ recipes like Julia Sherman’s Red Cabbage with Pomegranate Molasses, Walnuts and Mint; Behzad Jamshidi’s Mediterranean Orzo; Egyptian Carrot Tartar from Aliya LeeKong; that will be highlighted during “A Night in with FEAST” allowing the viewer to follow along at home and emphasize one of FEAST’s core principals, education. 

Additionally, there will be a virtual marketplace where a portion of sales from partners will go towards FEAST: Atelier Saucier will donate 10% from all sales of their Les Combos table linen sets; Sweetfin will donate 10% of sales from their Santa Monica and Silver Lake locations on May 2; Simple Vodka is donating $4 for from every bottle purchased with an additional 20% off with coupon code ‘FEAST 20’; and Califia Farms is providing a 25% discount off your entire order with FEAST. 

Donations can be made by visiting feastforall.org/nightin/ or text the word FEAST to 707070. Donations will be matched by a generous FEAST donor, dollar for dollar, up to $10,000. 

About FEAST

FEAST (Food, Education, Access, Support, Together) is a nonprofit organization committed to promoting wellness and enriching lives through the power of healthy food and human connection, serving families in need in Los Angeles and NYC. In response to the new and increasing needs in our communities as a result of COVID-19, FEAST is focusing its efforts on increasing Food Access through deliveries of fresh produce and prepared meals to families in poverty throughout LA, and by providing food scholarships to families enrolled in FEAST programs nationwide. FEAST needs help to provide more than 20,000 lbs. of produce and $25,000 worth of food scholarships and thousands of meals to families in the coming months.” – www.feastforall.org I @feast_for_all I #FEASTNightIn

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