Supporting Frankie Lemmon School & Developmental Center.

Hosted By Brian McHenry & Eliza Kraft Olander

Trifecta of Celebrity Chefs

EMERIL LAGASSE, ASHLEY CHRISTENSEN and BRIAN & ELIZA are ready to come together to raise the ultimate amount of dollars for Frankie Lemmon IN RALEIGH!

CHEF EMERIL is so much more than a TV personality—his passion for food is only matched by his philanthropic pursuits. Since its establishment in 2002, the Emeril Lagasse Foundation has awarded more than 400 grants totaling over $18.5 million to schools and children’s charities. This has included helping to build over 20 teaching kitchens in 20 years. The impact of the Foundation has grown significantly with now more than 35,000 young people benefiting annually. National expansion has accelerated through two new programs. Students are provided a fresh and fun perspective on food through Emeril Culinary Garden and Teaching Kitchens. And in 2022, the Foundation announced that they will be working with Chef Aarón Sánchez to help fulfill his philanthropic vision by creating a new program called the Aarón Sánchez Impact Fund.

And of course, our very own ASHLEY CHRISTENSEN, 2019 James Beard Outstanding Chef, author, restaurant empire owner, goddess, supreme connector and Bigtime Champion of Frankie Lemmon, has pulled this all together to create one of the greatest Buy A Seats TWFE has ever seen. In the only way Ashley could, she picked up the phone and got Emeril to commit to coming to Raleigh to cook with her all in the name of our kids.

PLUS…. a VERY SPECIAL GUEST!!! Who will it be? Only one way to find out… BUY YOUR SEAT!!!

Then there is always the cherry on the top, and that is in great thanks to Eliza Kraft Olander and Brian McHenry, who always bring something to the table to make the deal just a little bit sweeter. When they heard about this trifecta of chefs, they knew the only thing to do was to open wines that were on par with these gracious celebs. Think Selosse, Grand Cru Burgundy, First Growth Bordeaux, aged Rhone, and Y’quem for the piece de resistance! SURPRISE ENDING: THE EVENING WILL END WITH DRINKING A WINE THAT NO ONE YOU KNOW HAS EVER SEEN, MUCH LESS TASTED.