The annual extravaganza brings together a bunch of Nashville's best restaurants and chefs to share samples of their favorite dishes and talk about what they do, all to benefit the hunger-fighting program Middle Tennessee's Table, which rescues perishable food and delivers it to the needy. It's part of the larger organization we know and love as Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.
Sure, we have plenty of other restaurant and chef showcases these days, but Generous Helpings has been going strong since 2004, first at the convention center, then starting in 2009, in the great outdoors at the Nashville Farmers' Market.
In addition to the food, the evening features fine wine and beer samples from local distributors.
The party is 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Nashville Farmers' Market downtown. Admission is $50, and all proceeds go to Middle Tennessee's Table. In the past year alone, Middle Tennessee’s Table has rescued more than 4 million pounds of food from its grocery partners.
Participants include: F. Scotts, Holland House, Mad Platter, Nashville State Community College Culinary Arts, Second Harvest Food Bank Culinary Arts Center, Sweet 16th Bakery, Table 3, tayst, Watermark, Pied Piper Creamery, Pied Piper Eatery, Provence Breads & Café, Chappy’s On Church, Fido, mAmbu, Perl Catering, Miel, Eastland Cafe, Fish & Co., Midtown Cafe, Sunset Grille, Cabana, Caffé Nonna, The Local Taco, Amerigo Italian Restaurant, SOL, Red Pony, 55 South, Noshville, Porta Via, MacK and Kate's Cafe, Kroger Chef Shoppes, and Park Cafe.