People Serving People's Chefs for Change Dinner Featuring Nipa Bhatt's Indian-American Fusion Cuisine
Chefs for Change is a unique dining experience held monthly at People Serving People, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting PSP programs. Local chefs prepare special menus and wine pairings for an intimate setting of 30-40 guests.
We attended the February 21 dinner, which featured Chef Nipa Bhatt's Indian-American fusion cuisine. Prior to the first course, Nipa (pictured below with Gwen Campbell, PSP's Relationships and Systems Coordinator) introduced herself and the dishes.
From the appetizers to dessert, each dish was incredibly flavorful.
The main course started with a plate of Basmati rice, Naan bread and condiments, followed by a parade of large bowls containing four Curry dishes. (We all dug in so quickly I only captured pictures of two Curries.)
Nipa prepared a sampling of spices she uses:
Darrin at Sorella Wine and Spirits did an expert job selecting wines for this dinner.
The volunteers who serve Chefs for Change dinners are friendly and professional.
Below, Daniel Gumnit, PSP's Chief Executive Officer, welcomed guests and provided some impressive statistics on the services PSP delivers and the number of families they are able to assist.
At the end of the evening, attendees took home "swag bags".
Attending a Chefs for Change dinner is a win-win for everyone. You'll enjoy a lovely meal, plus meet a local chef and other interesting people. Attendees who arrive a half hour prior to dinner can join PSP staff members for a tour of this amazing facility, and learn about the valuable services PSP provides families in transition. Finally, the entire ticket fee goes towards PSP programs.
Upcoming Chefs for Change dinners include:
March 19 - The Oceanaire Seafood Room
April 17 - Barbary Fig
May 21 - The Capital Grille
June 18 - PSP All Star Chefs
Please contact Lauren Rimestad, Development Manager, for reservations. She can be reached at 612-277-0219 or firstname.lastname@example.org.