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The 22nd Annual Feast for Kids will Celebrate Local Cuisine while Supporting Local Kids

The 22nd Annual Feast for Kids will Celebrate Local Cuisine while Supporting Local Kids

The 22nd Annual Feast for Kids will Celebrate Local Cuisine while Supporting Local Kids 

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – Join Kids’ Food Basket (KFB) for a delicious meal while supporting the community at the 22nd annual Feast for Kids on Tuesday, April 23 at 6 p.m.


The American Culinary Federation of Greater Grand Rapids Chefs’ 2023 Chefs of the Year will graciously donate their time and talents to nourish and support our community. This year’s featured chefs are as follows:

Chef of the Year: Chef Phong Nguyen 

Chef Professional: Chef Ed Werner

Junior Culinarian & Chef Educator: Dylan VanderMeer and Chef Michael Dewicki

Pastry Chef: Chef Bernade tte Amador

These award-winning chefs and students will work side by side to prepare a decadent four-course meal for 400 guests that celebrates the flavors of Grand Rapids and increases access to healthy food for West Michigan kids.  

“We are grateful for 22 years of support from the ACF, who join us in the belief that good food is powerful,” said Tamara VanderArk-Potter, Vice President of Philanthropy at Kids’ Food Basket. “This event is not only an amazing culinary experience; it also translates into real nutrition access for West Michigan kids.”

KFB is grateful to the DTE Foundation for their presenting sponsorship of Feast for Kids for the eighth consecutive year.

This year’s culinary event will take place at Noto’s at 6600 28th St. SE in Grand Rapids and will feature a silent auction, Fund A Need, a complimentary bar and entertainment.

All proceeds from the event will benefit Kids’ Food Basket’s work to increase access to healthy food and nutrition education for West Michigan kids.

To purchase tickets and view sponsorship opportunities, visit

Click here for a shareable video preview of the meal from the 2023 Chef of the Year, Chef Phong Nguyen.


About Kids’ Food Basket 

Kids’ Food Basket (KFB) was founded to nourish children to reach their full potential. We are a community-based food equity nonprofit serving our West Michigan neighbors in Kent, Muskegon, Ottawa and Allegan counties who are under-resourced and impacted by poverty and food insecurity. Our services include our flagship Sack Supper program, sustainable farming, community food distribution and educational programming.

Kids’ Food Basket is now serving about 10,000 weekday evening meals to 60 schools in four counties. We work toward a future in which all children have access to the nourishment that fosters their lifelong health and limitless potential.

To learn more about KFB’s programs, services and how you can make a difference, please visit

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