The Kitchen is Flooded and Other Disasters: Chefs Storytelling and Food Professionals Networking in Support of Red Hook Businesses
Brooklyn Brewery (71 N. 11th St., Brooklyn)
$15 in advance, includes a drink
Join Brooklyn Based and Work It Brooklyn for a night of food, beer, and stories about kitchen mishaps and surviving Hurricane Sandy with Brooklyn chefs, followed by Work It Brooklyn’s signature speed networking sessions for food professionals. We’ll also have food and raffle giveaways from local food businesses, so you don’t have to be a food pro or network to have fun.
Raffle and ticket sales will benefit ReStore Red Hook, which is helping businesses devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Food vendors will also donate 10% of sales to ReStore Red Hook and Brooklyn Brewery will donate a beer token to each guest attending.
Storytellers include Paulie Gee of Greenpoint pizza joint Paulie Gee’s; Allison Robicelli of Robicelli’s cupcakes fame, who in the past few weeks ran a relief center out of her apartment that produced several thousand sandwiches for affected people, then started the Bay Ridge Cares Kitchen now run by Occupy Sandy; Leisah Swenson and Monica Byrne of home/made in Red Hook, and also the co-founders of ReStore Red Hook; and Jami Attenberg, author of the new, acclaimed novel, THE MIDDLESTEINS, will be reading the juicy tale of a Brooklyn chef who prefers to remain anonymous.
Food vendors include Frites ‘n’ Meats, Dreamscoops (providing beer floats!), Dosas from the ABCD’s of Cooking, poptarts from Anarchy in a Jar, and Eagle St Rooftop Farms and Growing Chefs (making Micheladas!).
Gift cards to Farm on Adderley, Frankies, TALDE, and Thistle Hill Tavern, and two free passes to next year’s Choice Eats are among the prizes that will be raffled off…
Tickets are $15 and include a free beer and one raffle ticket. You can also select “Donate More!” to support ReStore Red Hook even further.