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Chef's Feast on the River, presented by Food Lion

Monday, October 9 at 6 p.m.

*Sold Out!*

Special Guest: Vivian Howard

Enjoy an evening on the river while dining on specialty dishes prepared by the area's finest chefs using the freshest local ingredients. There will also be live music, an open bar, and an exciting live auction. Vivian Howard from the highly acclaimed Chef & the Farmer (and soon Wilmington's Benny's Bigtime Pizzeria) will be our Celebrity Guest Chef. 

NEW this year! Guests will be seated for a family style main course and dessert prepared by Dean Neff & Lydia Clopton from PinPoint. Guests will enjoy hearing a few words from Vivian and our other fine chefs. Plus, a Live Auction! 

All proceeds will support the families, children, and seniors living with food insecurity in the Cape Fear Region.  Guests tickets for the event are SOLD OUT!  If you are interested in sponsoring the event or a table, contact Beth Gaglione at 910-251-1465 ext. 2205 or bgaglione@foodbankcenc.org.




Thank you to our sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor:

Food Lion Feeds


Golden Spoon Sponsor:
Harris Teeter  Bank of America Merrill Lynch Logo


Silver Spoon Sponsors:
AARPLogo_smaller.png  Coastal Beverage Company  coldwell banker  live oak bank


Venue Sponsor:

river lights logo.jpg

Participating Chefs:

Vivian Howard
Chef & the Farmer, and
Benny’s Bigtime Pizzeria (coming Soon to Wilmington!)
Hi-Res Vivian Howard author photo, Credit Stacy Van Berkel


Dean Neff
PinPoint Restaurant



Ryan Andress
UNCW Catering

Chef Ryan Andress of UNCW Catering


James Smith
Smoke on the Water

James Smith


Lydia Clopton
PinPoint Restaurant

Lydia Clopton from Pin Point


Sam Cahoon

Sam Cahoon


Musical Guest: Massive Grass

An alternative bluegrass band from Wilmington, NC!

Massive Grass

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