Please join us at the beautiful Warrior Retreat at Bull Run in Haymarket, VA on Sept. 8th, 2018 from 4pm to 9pm for a night of fun and amazing food prepared entirely by Military Chefs from all five branches of the service. The meal will cost $150 per person which is a steal for 10-course wine paired benefit dinner to support our community garden. Money raised will purchase organic garden soil, seeds, tools and more. It will also allow us to invite free Wounded Warriors and their caregivers, providing them with an incredible culinary experience.Get Tickets & Register Here
I moved from Omaha to the area in 2016 and from the moment I arrived at my new duty location I realized the choices for health eating were limited. I noticed there was quite a bit of vacant property on my installation. I thought about how it could be put to better use. I thought of a plan to create a community garden for the installation. I spoke with friends and found another service member had been working towards a similar goal. We didn’t realize that it would take us 15 months of red tape and many “no’s” before we would get a yes.
But, the yes had a catch! We could only plant a community vegetable garden if the project broke even at a minimum. I have asked 4 other military Chefs to assist me in creating a 10-course wine paired benefit dinner to raise money supporting the garden. Together we have 1 Chef from each branch of service. The dinner will feature a farm-to-table meal with a twist, the meal follows the life cycle of a garden. We have partnered with local farmers, and vendors and the meal will include wines, beer, and coffee.