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Six top Louisville chefs collaborating on Salvation Army for Chefs for Hope dinner

Six of Louisville’s top chefs will band together to create a multicourse dinner to raise funds for the Salvation Army’s Chefs for Hope program Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Big Springs Country Club.

According to a news release, the Salvation Army in Louisville helps people with no marketable work skills change the direction of their lives through its culinary training program. The program is a 10-week multifaceted training course that takes participants through food preparation, kitchen safety, how to use kitchen equipment, but also how to effectively enter the food and hospitality industry.

Many leave the program with a job already secured, and since 2005, more than 125 men and women have received training through the program.

The dinner will be prepared by chefs Daniel Stage (Louisville Country Club), Geoffrey Heyde (The Village Anchor), Dean Corbett (Corbett’s and Jack’s), Dallas McGarity (Marketplace Restaurant), Josh Hillyard (Big Spring Country Club) and Shawn Ward (Jack Fry’s).

Tickets are $175 per person (fully tax deductible), and reservations can be made by calling 502-400-3739.

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has supported those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. Eighty-two cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.