Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/6/22

Enjoy an evening of live music, cocktails, fine foods and auctions to benefit Open Hand Atlanta

Party in the Kitchen is heating up with its 19th annual event at The Stave Room benefitting Open Hand Atlanta on Thursday, Sept. 29 from 7 – 10 p.m. Chef Chairs Kevin Rathbun and Gerry Klaskala, along with Co-Chairs Tom Abrams and Sandra Baldwin, are eager to welcome guests to the premier culinary occasion featuring 20 of Atlanta’s top chefs. Atlanta’s own DJ Yvonne Monet will take center stage and create a night to remember, full of entertainment, flavorful food, master mixology, and live and silent auctions.

Refined culinary creations will be crafted by famous local chefs such as Kevin Rathbun, Gerry Klaskala, Chris Hall, Peter Kaiser and others. In addition to sampling delightful food and cocktails, event attendees can bid on an array of luxury items including exclusive travel, entertainment, and fine dining packages.

Open Hand will host a Patron Party before the main event for VIP guests in the American Spirit Works Courtyard beginning at 5:30 p.m. Patron ticket prices start at $750 and include access to the main event. Guests will have the chance to preview live and silent auction items, as well as the opportunity to interact with Atlanta’s celebrity chefs.

“We’re incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to come together once again for our annual Party in the Kitchen event, which helps support the work we do at Open Hand every day. In the hands of our wonderful co-chairs, this signature event has flourished and is a cornerstone of our fundraising activities throughout the year,” said Open Hand Executive Director Matthew Pieper. “The money we raise at the event goes directly to providing healthy meals and nutrition programming free of charge to the home-bound and medically fragile in our community who otherwise might not know where their next meal is coming from, and we greatly appreciate the generosity of those who attend this wonderful and fun event.”

As a result of this culinary affair, Open Hand raises much needed funds for its programs and services that provide accessible, nutritious, home-delivered meals to thousands of seniors, children and families and neighbors who are at risk for or have a disability or illness in metro Atlanta and throughout Georgia.

To attend Party in the Kitchen, guests can purchase tickets for $300. Attendees are invited to wear casually elegant attire. For information on sponsorship packages or to purchase tickets, visit