Lots of Fun and Even More Good Will at Community Plates’ “Food For All” Fundraiser


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The event raised $12,000 which will help rescue in upwards of 100,000 meals for those in need.
Community Plates’ annual fundraising event took its first step towards their goal of being able to rescue 3 million meals for struggling individuals and families alike over the coming year on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at the Loading Dock in Stamford, CT.
Food For All raised funds for the 2013-2014 food rescue year from admission costs and impromptu donations during the evening from attendees. The funds will allow Community Plates to do more, and continue to rescue food that people, businesses, farms, and restaurants normally throw away and help put that food in the homes of those that are “food insecure.”
Mixed in the crowd were many local chefs and restaurateurs, business owners, politicians, and a bunch of bloggers and writers also came out to support Community Plates and the great job they are doing in our area.
Have some photo browsing fun, and maybe you will recognize a few folks and the restaurants that were present at the event!
But most of all, please visit Community Plates online at http://communityplates.org/ and donate, volunteer, tell a friend, get involved. 
The evening kicked off with a vodka tasting, passed apps, and this amazing raw bar by Norm Bloom & Son.

Digging in!

Cocktails and oysters = Perfection

Hey, it’s my pals Stephanie Webster and Amy Kundrat of CTbites fame!

This dude is doing amazing things, Executive Director of Community Plates, Kevin Mullins

Apps from The Cask Republic, coming in November to Stamford!

Snacks from Bar Sugo

And there’s the man himself, Chef Pat Pascarella and his soon to be wife, Megan.

A really light tuna salad from NOLA Oyster Bar with pumpkin seeds, figs, and more.

After seeing the table at Millstone Farm I wanted to make breakfast.

An all beef meatball infused with lemon grass on top of polenta from the Fairfield based Mecha Noodle Bar.

Mama’s Boy in the house!

And they brought shrimp & grits.

A plethora of food for the taking.

Courtesy of Oak + Almond

Lamb tartar from my buddies at The Spread.

The man in charge of the kitchen at The Spread, Chef Carlos Baez.

One of my favorites of the night was from Baro in Fairfield. An oxtail stew of sorts with polenta.

Chef Dom of Boca in Stamford doing his part to feed the crowd.

Hey, it’s me. And Yamini, who you may know. She is the Fairfield County Foodie 🙂

Steph and I

Chef Matt Storch and his wife, Chung

Chef Storch and I

Fairfield HamletHub editor, Mike Lauterborn getting in a game of ping pong.

The finale in the “Bloggers Unite” section is the “Andrew Sandwich.” On each side, Dan and Kristien of OmNomCT. “Andrew Sandwich” term coined by them. I now think that should be on a menu somewhere.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. What an awesome event and you got to hang out with the best people ever, Pat, Kristien & Dan!

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  2. From what I understand you'll be hanging with us on Saturday at Greenwich Food & Wine!

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  3. omnomct says:

    Nice job and pics, Andrew. Gotta hand it to you, don't know how you take photos when it's so crowded and there's so much food involved. You're talented. Think we're hungry now thinking about the Andrew Sandwich, now available statewide.

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  4. omnomct says:

    Oh, and Maria…thanks so much! That's really sweet of you. We'll see you on Saturday. 🙂

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  5. Thanks for the compliments. You two rock. Means a lot coming from you both since your blog is one of five that I pay attention to. See you Saturday!

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  6. What a great event and cause – the food looks amazing! I will have to put this on my “to do” list for next year.

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  7. I'm always happy to see great organizations having great events in Stamford! Thanks for sharing!

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