Thursday, April 19, 2012

CIC's Chef Kevin Mitchell Takes Part in Edna Lewis Celebration

On April 13th, The Edna Lewis Foundation, of which Chef Mitchell is a trustee, held a Commemorative Birthday Reception and Fundraiser at Atlanta's City Club of Buckhead. Using Anson Mills' Sea Island Red Peas (see them in the picture on the left), Chef Mitchell prepared a dish of Pan-Seared Grouper with Sea Island Red Pea Succotash and Roasted Tomato Broth (on right).About The Edna Lewis Foundation 
A chef, cookbook author and teacher, Edna Lewis was a champion of Southern cookery who helped educate and mentor generations of professional chefs and food enthusiasts. Founded in 2012, The Edna Lewis Foundation continues in the same vein and will offer a variety of events and programs designed to educate, inspire, entertain, and promote a deeper understanding of Southern culinary culture and heritage. The programs include educational initiatives, food awards programs, culinary scholarships and publications. In addition to establishing and maintaining The Edna Lewis House in Atlanta, Georgia, as a performance space and cooking school for visiting chefs, the Foundation will create a robust online community and host tastings, lectures, workshops and food-related art exhibits in Atlanta and around the country. The Edna Lewis Foundation is a Georgia non-profit organization based in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Edna Lewis Foundation Board of Trustees:
Chair Chef Joe Randall, Chef Joe Randall’s Cooking School, Savannah, Georgia
Vice-Chair Chef Marvin Woods, Diaspora Foods International, Atlanta, Georgia
Chef Erika Davis, Simply Erikas Desserts, Atlanta, Georgia
Chef Darryl Evans, City Club of Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia
Chef Duane Nutter, Lushlife Restaurant Group, Atlanta, Georgia
Chef Charlie Hatney, City Club of Buckhead Atlanta, Georgia
James Oxendine,, Atlanta, Georgia
Chef Earlest Bell, Healthy Culinary Creations Orlando, Florida
Timothy W Koerner, John E. Koerner & Co., New Orleans, Louisiana
Chef Kevin Mitchell, Culinary Institute of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina
Chef Matthew Raiford, Little Saint Simon Island, Georgia

1 comment:

Still Stirring It Up said...

i had the pleasure of interviewing Miss Edna twice for the Dallas Morning News. She was a delight to talk to. So now what do you need/want from us in the hinterlands? Will there be some sort of annual event we can know about in advance?