Join us for our biggest fundraiser of the year, An Evening with A2S: A Deliciously Fun Chefs Event!

An Evening with A2S

Thursday, September 21, 2017
6-9 p.m.
Langtree Plantation

Join us for our biggest fundraiser of the year, An Evening with A2S: A Deliciously Fun Chefs Event. 2017 event details forthcoming! 


THE DETAILS: Joe Kindred of Kindred Restaurant (Davidson, N.C.), Cody Suddreth of King’s Kitchen (Charlotte, N.C.) and Geoff Schneider of Peddler Steakhouse (Greenville, S.C.) presented some of their best-known dishes to go along with drinks courtesy of Wicked Weed Brewing, D9 Brewing Company and Childress VineyardsFourth Creek Band and interactive exhibits on A2S programming entertained guests throughout the free-flowing and fun evening, and special guests Bob McKillop (as the live auctioneer!) and the Davidson men’s basketball team also joined the fun!

Joe Kindred
Kindred Restaurant
Davidson, N.C.

Joe Kindred is the head chef of the critically-acclaimed Kindred Restaurant on Davidson’s Main Street. With his wife Katy, he has taken his travels and experience in fine dining to create his own unique perspective on contemporary cuisine of the new South. Kindred was named one of the 50 Best New Restaurants in 2016 by Bon Appetit.

Cody Suddreth
The King’s Kitchen & Bakery
Charlotte, N.C.

Cody Suddreth is the executive chef at The King’s Kitchen and Bakery, a non-profit restaurant in the heart of Uptown Charlotte, managed by Jim Nobles Restaurants and featuring Southern-inspired cuisine. In 2015, they were awarded the Restaurant Neighbor Award by the National Restaurant Association, recognizing outstanding community service.

Geoff Schneider
The Peddler Steakhouse
Greenville, S.C.

With his siblings, Geoff Schneider runs The Peddler Steakhouse, the family restaurant and Greenville, S.C., landmark known for its delicious food, cozy atmosphere and outstanding service. Greg and his wife Ginny also founded The Traveling Peddler Catering. Geoff took home the People’s Choice Award at the 2016 Taste of the Upstate, benefiting Loaves and Fishes.

THE ENTERTAINMENT: A six-piece James Taylor cover band, Fourth Creek Band‘s members have more than 60 combined years of experience playing individually and as a group.

Marie Reid (lead vocals and vocal harmony, flute, percussion) and Ryan Chappell (guitar, vocals), who also perform together as a duo in the area, took home the 2010 CMA Folk Artist of the Year award. Marie also is the lead singer for Wrecking Ball. Steve Roy (lead singer) performs as a solo artist in the Lake Norman area, and Richard Woods (saxophone, flute) plays with many different groups in the Charlotte area. Tony Baker (congas/bongos) adds rhythm to the set, and Joey Williams (6 string bass and electric upright), the newest member, has played with many groups around the Charlotte area. 

In between delicious food tastings, guests also bid on silent auction items, visited with the Davidson men’s basketball team, posed with friends in the Smile Laugh Share photo booth or explored interactive stations that brought A2S programs to life.

THE DRESS CODE: Business causal

TICKETS: All proceeds go to support A2S programming. A portion of your ticket purchase is tax deductible. Sponsorships are also available!

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