Join us for the 7th annual Filmmaker’s “Collard Greens and Grits” Bash, Saturday, February 23, at the Downtown Jackson Marriott. The event will feature live entertainment, a silent auction, and the always exciting (and delicious!) Top Chef Competition, which includes four categories – Chef, Sous Chef, Pastry Chef, and Corporate “Chef” – all showcasing Mississippi’s finest culinary talents. In honor of this year’s theme, chefs will prepare Southern-inspired dishes with a Mississippi flair!
The VIP Champagne Reception opens the event from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., and tickets are $100 per person. In addition to the exclusive Sous Chef Competition, the Steve Johnson Blues Band featuring internationally acclaimed vocalist Steve Johnson, grandson of bluesman Robert Johnson, will provide the entertainment for the reception. The main Bash event will take place from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., and tickets are $50 per person. It includes live music by Melvin “Housecat” Hendrex; the International Marketplace Silent Auction with unique items from around the world; and of course, amazing food from the Top Chef Competitions. The evening’s attire is any creative interpretation of the theme “Collard Green and Grits.”