Chef Bryan Voltaggio hosts special dinner to support Share Our Strength

The following is a message from Share Our Strength [1]

Chef Bryan Voltaggio of VOLT Restaurant will host a very special dinner on September 27th for Share Our Strength®, a national nonprofit that connects children with the nutritious food they need to lead healthy, active lives. Through its No Kid Hungry® Campaign, Share Our Strength is ending childhood hunger in America by 2015. With strong support from the culinary industry, including the country’s hottest chefs and top echelon restaurants, Share Our Strength’s culinary events provide discerning diners with unparalleled cuisine and fine beverages, while raising funds to support Share Our Strength’s mission.

The dinner will take place on Tuesday, September 27th at VOLT, beginning with a cocktail reception at 6:00 p.m. and followed by the seated dinner at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $500 per person for the main dining room and $1250 for seats in the Chef’s Kitchen. Tickets are also available for the reception only; from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. for $125. Make reservations by calling 877-268-2783 or visit Strength.org/nkh_events.

Chef Voltaggio has gathered top chefs from around the country to create a masterful multi-course menu paired with exquisite wines. They include:

• Charlie Palmer, Restaurateur and Hotelier, Charlie Palmer Group
• Cathal Armstrong, Restaurant Eve, Alexandria, VA
• Spike Gjerde, Woodberry Kitchen, Baltimore, MD
• Gerry Hayden, North Fork Table and Inn, Southold, NY
• Matt Hill, Charlie Palmer Steak, Washington, DC

“It’s an honor to have such talented chefs working in the VOLT kitchen all working to support a cause that I care deeply about.” says Chef Voltaggio. Last year’s dinner raised over $110,000 to support Share Our Strength’s efforts.

The evening also includes a live auction hosted by one the country's most sought-after corporate entertainers, Billy Harris. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on fabulous culinary and travel items during the evening’s silent and live auctions.

Share Our Strength®, a national nonprofit, is ending childhood hunger in America by connecting children with the nutritious food they need to lead healthy, active lives. Through its No Kid Hungry® Campaign—a national effort to end childhood hunger in America by 2015—Share Our Strength ensures children in need are enrolled in effective federal nutrition programs; invests in community organizations fighting hunger; teaches families how to cook healthy, affordable meals; and builds public-private partnerships to end childhood hunger, at the state and city level. Working closely with the culinary industry and relying on the strength of its volunteers, Share Our Strength hosts innovative culinary fundraising events and develops pioneering cause marketing campaigns that support No Kid Hungry. Visit Strength.org to get involved.

Award-winning Chef Bryan Voltaggio returned to his hometown of Frederick, Maryland, in 2008 to open VOLT, a three-star fine dining destination located in a 1890s brownstone. The space includes a main dining room, a sleek bar and lounge, a Kitchen Dining Room, and ‘Table 21’ located in the kitchen, offering Chef’s take on savory molecular gastronomy. In 2010, Chef Voltaggio was honored with a key to the city of Frederick for his work in the community and his culinary celebrity drawing attraction to this eclectic historic city. Chef was bestowed Honorary Chef Chair and Rising Star honors at this year’s Taste of the Nation for his and VOLT’s dedication to the Share Our Strength mission.