by: Karen Lo
The star-studded feast, which will feature a performance from Nelson himself, will benefit Wholesome Wave, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing Americans’ access to affordable food.
Chef Michel Nischan, the founder of Wholesome Wave and the 2015 winner of the James Beard Foundation’s Humanitarian of the Year award, is co-hosting the potluck alongside his longtime friend, Willie Nelson.
Chef Nischan will be joined by a team of celebrity chefs in charge of the meal, including Scott Conant (Corsair), Michael Chiarello (Bottega, Coqueta), Dean Fearing (Fearing’s), and John Mitchell (Luvo), for the dinner.
The menu, which will feature sustainably raised and sourced ingredients, and will include “Willie’s Chili” and several other Southern-inspired dishes. The potluck will feature ethically sourced meats from Fleisher’s Craft Butchery and spirits from Avion Tequila.