FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 10, 2012
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Chef Bryan Voltaggio Hosts Special Visiting Chefs Including Matt Orland of Copenhagen's Noma Restaurant, For No Kid Hungry Benefit Dinner
Third annual No Kid Hungry Dinner at VOLT on September 13 to raise funds to end childhood hunger in U.S.
August 13, 2012 - frederick, md – On September 13, 2012, Chef Bryan Voltaggio of VOLT, Lunchbox, Family Meal and Range will host a very special multi-course benefit dinner for Share Our Strength®, a national nonprofit dedicated to ending childhood hunger in the U.S. Voltaggio will be joined by chefs, including his brother, Michael Voltaggio, Chef at ink. in Los Angeles, CA and Matt Orlando, Chef de Cuisine of the world-renowned Copenhagen restaurant Noma, under founder Chef Rene Redzepi to prepare a multi-course meal with a cause: ending childhood hunger in America. The cocktail reception starts at 5 p.m. with dinner seating at 7 p.m. Tickets are $750 per person, with opportunities in the Chef’s Kitchen available at $1250, and at Table 21 for $2000. Make reservations at 202-478-6528 or visit strength.org/nkh_frederick. Guests 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 $5 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. Chef Bryan Voltaggio’s annual No Kid Hungry Dinner at Volt has been an important part of this fundraising effort, raising $215,000 over the past two years. Voltaggio, named Share Our Strength’s Chef/Restaurateur of the Year in 2010, has also been active in the Partnership to End Childhood Hunger in Maryland. Nearly one in five children struggle with hunger in Maryland, and this partnership, which includes Share Our Strength, Governor O'Malley and the Governor's Office for Children, is working to increase participation in several nutrition programs, including School Breakfast, Summer Meals, and At-Risk Afterschool Meals, as well as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as food stamps).
"I know the challenges of raising a family and I cannot fathom how those challenges would be compounded if I weren't able to put enough food on the table.” said Chef Bryan Voltaggio. “I’m thrilled that some of the chefs I respect most are willing to join me in creating a spectacular evening to raise funds to ensure that all kids in the U.S. can get a healthy meal.”
About Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® Seated Dinners
Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® dinners are hosted by the nation’s finest restaurants, with renowned chefs joining together to prepare a multi-course meal with a cause: ending childhood hunger in America. Guests enjoy legendary meals, learn more about the No Kid Hungry campaign in an intimate setting, and have the opportunity to participate in auctions that include one-of-a-kind culinary, travel and lifestyle items. Funds support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in America. Learn more about No Kid Hungry seated dinners.
Exceptional dining awaits you at VOLT in historic Frederick, Maryland, where Executive Chef Bryan Voltaggio's seasonal entreés showcase classic flavor combinations prepared with fresh, local ingredients.
Quartered within a spectacular 19th Century brownstone mansion, the restaurant's distinctive ambience combines Victorian elegance with contemporary, urban sophistication.
The restaurant's main dining room, awash in a palate of amber and burnt rose, pays homage to the building's original Gilded Era construction. The glass enclosed, oval-shaped conservatory - designated for private dining - yields panoramic views of the mansion’s walled garden.
Victorian subtlety gives way to the excitement and intensity of the contemporary chef's dining room where guests can witness cuisine in creation by Chef Voltaggio and his talented kitchen staff.
The lounge offers a premier destination for social exchange or casual dining - its translucent bar, upholstered seating and vintage palladium window overlooking Market Street.
Less than 50 miles from Washington, D.C., Leesburg, Annapolis and Baltimore, VOLT is located in the heart of Frederick's nationally-renowned historic district - an architectural treasure trove of 18th and 19th Century buildings which house hundreds of specialty stores, antique shops, bed and breakfasts and restaurants.