Chef's Feast at Wrightsville Manor

CF ILM 2018

Monday, November 5
5:30pm – 8pm
Wrightsville Manor & Gardens



Vivian Howard
Featured Chef: Vivian Howard
Chef & the Farmer, and
Benny’s Bigtime Pizzeria

Enjoy an evening of spectacular dining trying dishes prepared by the area’s finest chefs using the freshest local ingredients. Chef Vivian Howard, from the highly acclaimed Chef & the Farmer in Kinston and Wilmington’s Benny’s Bigtime Pizzeria, will be our guest chef. There will also be live music, an open bar, and an exciting live auction sure to entertain all of your guests.

NEW THIS YEAR: Guests will be seated for a family style meal prepared by chef teams including Dean Neff from Pin Point, Lydia Clopton from Love Lydia, Sam Cahoon from Savorez, Ryan Andress of UNCW Catering and Jim Diecchio from Benny’s Bigtime Pizzeria. Guests will enjoy hearing stories of cooking adventures from Vivian and our other fine chefs.

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All proceeds will support the families, children, and seniors living with food insecurity in the Cape Fear Region.

If you are interested in sponsoring the event or a table, contact Beth Gaglione at 910-251-1465 ext. 2205 or bgaglione@foodbankcenc.org. Our sponsorship levels can be seen here.


Shuttle information: The event shuttle will be at the Harris Teeter Lumina Commons, approximately a four minute walk to the venue.

Participating Chefs:

Dean Neff
PinPoint Restaurant

Dean Neff


Sam Cahoon

Sam Cahoon


Jim Diecchio
Benny’s Bigtime Pizzeria

Jim Diecchio


Lydia Clopton
Love, Lydia 

Lydia Clopton


Ryan Andress
UNCW Catering

Chef Ryan Andress of UNCW Catering


Craig Love
Surf House

Chef Craig Love

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