Hello All! I am a member of this meetup group, but I am also a server at Max's Wine Dive. We have an event coming up that I think is worthy of sharing with the members. Our Executive Chef, Erica Beneke, recently won an episode of The Food Network's Chopped. Obviously, with that, she is seeing some increased exposure in the media. She is really using her new exposure to do good things. On August 24th, we are hosting an event called Eat.Drink.Empower. We have enlisted the help of some of Austin's best female chefs, and will be offering a 5 course meal with hors d'oeuvres and wine pairings that will be benefitting SafePlace, which is a local resource helping to end Sexual and Domestic violence. Erica has stated on numerous occasions that she really feels as if this is the most important thing that she has ever done in her career. I feel like it is up to all of us to make sure that this event is a success.
Here is a link with more details about the event including price,time,and all of the chefs involved.
Let me know if you have any additional questions and thank you for your consideration.