Chef Clay Conley of Buccan to host dinner benefiting Share Our Strength
Chef Clay Conley of Buccan, 350 S. County Road, Palm Beach, will be hosting a special benefit dinner for Share Our Strength (SOS), a national nonprofit dedicated to ending childhood hunger in the U.S.
With strong support from the culinary industry, including the country’s hottest chefs and top restaurants, SOS culinary events provide discerning diners with unparalleled cuisine, and fine beverages, while raising funds for the organization’s No Kid Hungry campaign.
Chef Conley will collaborate with acclaimed chefs from around the country to prepare a memorable meal for the cause – to end childhood hunger in America. Guest chefs include:
Zach Bell, Addison Reserve Country Club, Delray Beach
Jamie DeRosa, Tongue & Cheek, Miami Beach
Victor LaPlaca, Isola Trattoria & Crudo Bar, New York, NY
Jennifer Reed, The Sugar Monkey, West Palm Beach
Nicholas Stefanelli, Bibiana, Washington, DC
Chef Conley opened Buccan in Palm Beach in 2011. He wanted to create a casually sophisticated space that offered small plates with big flavors and replicate the camaraderie felt when dining at a friend’s house. The result was raving accolades, a James Beard Award nomination for Best Chef: South, in both 2012 and 2013; and an expansion. In February 2012, he opened Imoto (which means “little sister”), an intimate, Asian-focused extension of Buccan.
His progressive-American approach blends the classic comfort of his New England childhood, the rustic boldness of the Mediterranean and the sensual influence of Latin America. Highlighting contrasting tastes, textures, and temperatures, Clay applies his flair and sense of balance to traditional flavor combinations and dishes.
The multi-course dinner will begin with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m., followed by a seated dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $200 per person, and opportunities to host tables remain. Guests of “No Kid Hungry dinner at Buccan” will also have the opportunity to bid on once-in-a-lifetime culinary and travel experiences during the evening’s silent and live auctions. Make reservations by calling 312-805-3515, or visit ce.strength.org/NKH_ PalmBeach.
“I am looking forward to working with all these talented chefs to create a delicious and fun evening, for both us and our guests, while at the same time contributing to a cause we all feel strongly about - a fight to end childhood hunger in America,” said Conley.
TheNo Kid Hungry campaign is helping to end childhood hunger by connecting kids to the healthy foods they require.
Since Summer 2011, No Kid Hungry efforts have helped bring more than 34 million additional meals to kids who need them. For more information, visit www.nokidhungry.org.
Elizabeth Baker, left, and Jamie Balhon