I’d like to extend my sincerest thanks to Chef Joe Randall and the Edna Lewis Foundation for letting Big Jones host a fundraising dinner this past Tuesday. I’ve written many times about Edna Lewis, including in my upcoming cookbook, and the influence she has had on me as a chef and as a human being. It was truly an honor to be in the company of such great chefs and great minds. Most of all, I’d like to thank the many wonderful people that bought tickets, came to the event, participated in the conversation, and made the evening as special as it truly was. To date, one of the days I’m most proud of as a chef.
This is the first of what I hope will be many Edna Lewis Foundation events in Chicago. We have a wealth of culinary talent here and I’m looking to do my part to make sure everyone is included at the dinner table.
More photos are forthcoming on the foundation’s web site, plus video from the event. Here are some of our favorite shots so far.