You are invited to ‘Gather Around the Table’ – a fun family night with live music, cooking demos, cocktail class, and more!
Gather around our virtual table on October 3rd at 7 PM
To register, visit: https://bit.ly/3kkbrAX
Check out our online auction, visit: https://shepherdstable.afrogs.org/
We will be sharing updates on our operations post COVID-19, and exciting news about the future of Shepherd’s Table. In addition to that, there will be live entertainment and fun demos from our special guests.
Our amazing chef Christina Moore will demonstrate how to make two delicious and easy-to-make dishes. The recipes are from our upcoming cookbook, From Garden to Table. Stay tuned for more information about pre-ordering our cookbook!
Christina has been a part of our Shepherd’s Table family since 2015. Before coming to Shepherd’s Table, Christina graduated from Le Cordon Bleu, New England, in the Advanced Honors Program and earned an AA in Culinary Arts, as well as a Diplome de Art Culinaire, the French equivalent of a Culinary Certificate. After completing an externship in Massachusetts, she relocated to Virginia, where she experienced a series of unfortunate circumstances that led to a fall into, and subsequent climb out of a period of homelessness. After overcoming this difficult time, she became the Sous Chef of a busy restaurant in Virginia and eventually came to Shepherd’s Table out of a deep yearning to do something more important for the world, and a sense of wanting to “give back.”
In addition to that, you are also invited to a virtual cocktail class hosted by Carlie Steiner! Carlie Steiner is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and an internationally recognized hospitality professional who has made many prominent lists such as FORBES 30 UNDER 30, ZAGAT 30 UNDER 30, BLADE 40 under 40 QUEER WOMEN IN WASHINGTON. She was co-owner of Himitsu and now is the sole owner of Seco by Pom Pom, which specializes in curated wine packs, cocktail packs and virtual classes.
For this class, you will be learning how to make a delicious daquiri. If you want to prepare the ingredients beforehand to follow along during the event, here is the list of ingredients:
1 oz fresh-squeezed lime juice
.75 oz simple syrup
2 oz white rum
And lastly, we will have a cooking demo from chef Jonathan Bardzik! With Fall being right around the corner, he will show us how to make a delicious pumpkin pizza at home.
Jonathan is a well-known cook, storyteller and author. He started with his first live cooking demonstration at Washington, DC’s historic Eastern Market in 2011. Since then, he has appeared in front of more than 750 audiences including the TedX stage and has written three books of recipes and stories. He has also worked with clients from USDA and National Geographic to The American Society of Orthopaedic Professionals. Jonathan is a regular guest on ABC, CBS and FOX morning news shows. He also has an 8-episode TV series called Jonathan’s Kitchen which debuts on Amazon Prime Video and HereTV in 2020. To learn more about Jonathan Bardzik and his amazing work, please visit his official website at https://www.jonathanbardzik.com/
Elliot Levine will be playing live music several times during the event! For the past few months, Elliot has been holding virtual backyard concert every weekend to raise funds for Shepherd’s Table and other local non-profit organizations. He was later interviewed by Channel 25 Hagerstown and Montgomery Community Media about his great work to help others.
In the past, Elliot toured with Wilson Pickett and Heatwave (Always & Forever/Boogie Nights) and opened for several great musicians, such as Brian McKnight, Freddie Jackson, McCoy Tyner, and Gerald Albright. He has a song that held the #1 spot on mp3.com and received over 1,000,000 downloads. This amazing feat was mentioned in the Wall Street Journal. His playing has been described by Jazz Times as “showing remarkable talent.” He has headlined at Blues Alley and the Kennedy Center. To learn more about Elliot Levine and check out his great music, you can visit his official website at https://www.elliotlevine.com/
On another exciting news, our online auction is now LIVE! Please visit https://shepherdstable.afrogs.org/#/index to check out the items available. We have exclusive trips (for post-COVID-19 travel), sports and music memorabilia, jewelry, handbags, winery tours, and much more! The auction will run between September 23rd to October 3rd, 9 PM EST.
The main purpose of “Gather Around the Table” is to help Shepherd’s Table continue meeting our community’s need for meals and essential services. With unemployment rising, the need for basic services has never been greater! At the same time, we want to engage and keep our community connected when we are all practicing social distancing. We hope that our virtual event “Gather Around the Table” is a great family night that you and your family can enjoy, have fun, kick back and relax during this stressful time.
When you register, you will have the option to select a fully tax-deductible contribution amount ranging from $50 to $1,000. Please provide your email address, so that you can receive the Zoom link prior to the event day.
If you can’t attend the event, a donation of any amount is greatly appreciated. There is now a new and more convenient way for you to donate. Text TABLE to 24365 to donate to Shepherd’s Table!
We look forward to seeing you virtually on October 3rd at 7 PM!