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No Kid Hungry Dinner Raises Money With Help From Chef Brian Lewis

[NEW CANAAN, CONN] – Chef Brian Lewis, owner of acclaimed elm restaurant, is hosting a spectacular seated dinner featuring Connecticut’s most celebrated chefs, Carey Savona of Heirloom, Geoff Lazlo of The Whelk, and guest sommelier Jeff Barbour of New Canaan Wine Merchants. They will all join forces on Friday, September 30th to prepare a multi-course meal and wine pairing to benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign. The cocktail reception starts at 6 p.m. with dinner beginning at 7 p.m.

Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign is ending childhood hunger in this nation by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day. Today, one in five children in this country struggles with hunger. When kids get the food they need, they feel better, they learn more and they grow up stronger. The good news is that, together, we can make that happen.

Guests of this philanthropic dinner will also have the opportunity to participate in auctions that include one-of-a-kind culinary, travel and lifestyle items. Since 2005, No Kid Hungry dinners have raised nearly $7 million to support the No Kid Hungry campaign, ensuring that kids across the U.S. have access to the nutritious food they need to lead healthy, active lives. There are 50 seats available and tickets are $200 per person. Reservations can be made at

Chef Brian Lewis, who dedicates one Saturday a month to educating children about seasonal cuisine in his “Lil Foodies” events, jumped at the opportunity to host a fundraiser for Share Our Strength.

“Ensuring that our country’s youth are fed and receive the nutrition they need is a cause I am grateful to be able to support,” says Lewis. “Children are our future and while elm is dedicated to providing food education, the reality is that many children are distracted from learning all over America because they are hungry.  As culinary professionals, my team and our guest chefs have been looking forward to bringing our community together to support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign through this incredible evening.” 

About Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® Seated Dinners:

Share Our Strength’s national series of No Kid Hungry dinners are hosted by renowned chefs who join together with their peers to prepare multi-course meals with a cause: ending childhood hunger in the United States. Guests enjoy a one of a kind dining experience and by doing so, help to raise funds for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign. Select events feature guest speakers and unique culinary, travel and lifestyle auctions. Since 2005, Share Our Strength dinners have raised nearly $7 million to support the work of the No Kid Hungry campaign, including starting and improving school breakfast programs, recruiting summer meals sites and teaching families how to shop for and prepare healthy meals on a limited budget. To learn more about the No Kid Hungry campaign and dinner series, please

About elm restaurant:

Chef Brian Lewis is one of Connecticut’s most celebrated chefs, lauded for the casually elegant, seasonally driven American cuisine at his New Canaan restaurant, elm. Chef Brian’s menu, which is both rooted in tradition and inspired by the seasons, has quickly garnered both national attention and regional accolades. elm was named one of the best new restaurants in the state by Connecticut Magazine in 2013 and landed a top spot on Esquire Magazine’s 2012 list of the 20 “Best New Restaurants” in the country, where it was declared that “Lewis cemented his status as one of the best chefs not working in a major city… cooking for people who work in the city but want to eat well where they live.”

Chef Brian is perhaps best known as the opening Executive Chef of actor Richard Gere’s The Bedford Post Inn, a Relais & Châteaux property that featured two destination restaurants, The Barn and The Farmhouse. There, he received national acclaim including Esquire Magazine’s “Best New Restaurant” list in 2009, and an “Excellent” review in the New York Times for his thoughtful and consciously sourced cuisine. He launched his first solo venture in March, 2012 with elm, an inventive, seasonally driven restaurant located in the heart New Canaan, Connecticut. The 80-seat Modern American restaurant features the chef’s ever-changing menus featuring products and produce from local farms, foragers and artisans as well as specialty, imported ingredients. / @elmrestaurant 

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