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Recap of 4th Annual BCAE Fundraiser Chew on This 2015!

Posted by Kim Wieczner on Tue, Mar 17, 2015

Deep Eddy cocktailPhoto Credit: Chris Padgett

Thank you to everyone who made it out for our 4th annual fundraiser, Chew on This: Kicked Up Classics last Thursday, March 12th, 2015 right here at the BCAE. We were sold out, with close to 300 people in the building, but in case you were unable to attend, here's a taste of what you missed.

decor hubPhoto Credit: Chris Padgett

The theme for the evening was classics, kicked up, and the BCAE transformed into a retro diner for one night only. The event started out with our VIP Reception, featuring a mashed potato bar, passed Kabobs appetizers, and New England Charcuterie. And of course the bars were open as well, featuring Downeast Cider House, Polar Seltzer, Peak Organic beer, 90+ Cellars wine, and a Deep Eddy Vodka & Polar Seltzer cocktail.

mashed potato hubPhoto Credit: Chris Padgett

NE CharcuteriePhoto Credit: Chris Padgett

Then the chef stations opened up, with 9 celebrity chefs on 2 floors cooking up their takes on some classic foods.

meatloaf and chickenPhoto Credit: Katherine C. Cohen

Chef Michael Scelfo of Alden & Harlow wowed with his unusual take on "meatloaf," a Seared Pheasant Terrine, Sunchoke Crema, Pearl Onion, Lemon. Chef Tiffani Faison of Sweet Cheeks prepared what she called a "Crispy Chicken Waco," a cross between Chicken 'N Waffles and a taco.(Both Pictured Above) All of the dishes had hungry attendees lining up for a taste!

Mei Mei hubPhoto Credit: Katherine C. Cohen

Billy Costa auctionPhoto Credit: Chris Padgett

From the Hunt's photo booth to the auction to the wacky chef shenanigans (Mei Mei Street Kitchen brought their own indoor "truck"!), it was a fun-filled night!

selfiePhoto Credit: Katherine C. Cohen

After all, it's not often you get to mix, mingle & dine with Boston's culinary elite. We even caught Billy Costa & Jenny Johnson of Dining Playbook taking a selfie with Chef Karen Akunowicz of Myers + Chang!

The night ended on a sweet note, with Dustin Rennells mixing up some ice cream floats. Taster's choice: Boozy with Peak Organic Espresso Amber Ale or Mocha Stout, or not with Polar Beverages Classic Sodas.

We can't possibly fit all of the fantastic moments from the event here, but looking for more photos? Search #ChewonThis15 and check out the Facebook album here!

Thank you to all who made this event possible:

FEATURED CHEFS
Karen Akunowicz//Tiffani Faison//Mei Mei Street Kitchen//Kevin O'Donnell//Steve "Nookie" Postal//Erwin Ramos//Michael Scelfo//Michael Schlow//Jeremy Sewall

AUCTIONEERS
Billy Costa & Jenny Johnson of NESN's Dining Playbook!

SPONSORS
90+ Cellars//Accardi Foods//Deep Eddy Vodka//Dole & Bailey//Downeast Cider House//Edible Boston//Espresso Plus//Filippo Berio Olive Oil//Hunt's Photo & Video//Kabobs//New England Charcuterie//Northeast Family Farms//Peak Organic Brewing Company//Peterson Party Center//Polar Beverages//Victoria Gourmet//Wüsthof//Zesty Cookie Co.

...and our friends Diane Manteca, Dustin Rennells, and Jan Quinn for their help in the kitchen and with the decorations!


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