WHO'S OUR CHEF?
Chef Matt Close
Starting his culinary career as a dishwasher/prep-cook Matt has always loved to the restaurant business. Working his way up from line cook, to sous chef for a michelin starred French Chef, to eventually becoming an Executive Chef, Matt has spent his formative years developing a style of cuisine that is based on the Bay Area’s unique ethnic background. Years of cooking, eating, traveling, and a little drinking, led Matt to create the creative ingredient driven menu at The Firehouse No.1 in downtown San Jose. Once a college dive bar, the Firehouse is now a destination for foodies from all over. Currently Chef Matt is heading up the kitchen at The Halford Gastropub which is due to open this summer in Santa Clara.
WANT TO VOLUNTEER?
This is Veggielution’s most important fundraising event in which we thank our sponsors for their help in making this non-profit organization successful. This is also an opportunity for the community of San Jose to network and experience the benefits Veggielution has placed in the heart of Silicon Valley. We need your help to make this event a huge success for Veggielution! This year, our goal is to raise up to $40,000 and with you help, we can make this happen! This year's event will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 4:30pm-10pm at Veggielution.
If you are interested in helping us with this amazing event, please sign up to volunteer HERE!
We need volunteers for:
Saturday Event Set-up and Execution (Saturday August 27th from 10am to 10pm)
Sunday Clean-up (Sunday August 28th from 10am to 4pm).
Volunteers who work at the event will receive the same amazing food as our dinner guests will be eating (Yes,food is love and it’s free!). This food will be prepared on the farm with food from the farm by chef Matt Close who currently works at The Firehouse No.1 in downtown San Jose.
We are happy to sign off on volunteer hours for volunteers who work any of the days provided above. This includes community service hours, course credit requirement, or Fraternity/Sorority credit. Those able to work the cleanup shift on Sunday will receive breakfast, coffee, and a discount coupon to our farm stand. How cool is that?!
We will be assigning tasks to you all based on your availability time you have chosen. If you have a group of 15 people or more that would be interested in helping us with this special event please contact Sharon Cardenas or Dana Shinners.