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Nashville Chefs Will Compete at “Beards for Beard” Whole-Hog Competition to Benefit Renowned James Beard Foundation on Nov 9

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Chef Brandon Frohne

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Chef Hal Holden-Bache

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Chef Jace Johnston

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Chef Richard Jones

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Chef Dale Levitski

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Chef Julia Sullivan

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (Oct. 23, 2014) – Green Door Gourmet, a 350-acre farm located in West Nashville, announced today their second annual Friends of James Beard Foundation event,  “Beards for Beard” on Sunday, Nov. 9, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. In a nod to “Movember,” an annual event involving the growing of mustaches during the month of November to raise cancer awareness, each of the participating chefs will be wearing beards, real or fake.

Six prominent Nashville chefs will compete in a whole-hog competition; Green Door Gourmet’s own Executive Chef Richard Jones, Chef Brandon Frohne from Mason’s at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, Chef Hal Holden-Bache from Lockeland Table, Chef Jace Johnston from Kristen Winston Catering, Chef Dale Levitski from Sinema, and Chef Julia Sullivan from Pinewood Social.

Chefs will be cooking with Lodge Cast Iron products, compliments of Lodge. Attendees will experience generous tastings from each chef, including some delicious side items paired with Yazoo beers and Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon.

“What better way to celebrate our Tennessee fall heritage than with a whole-hog competition. Our Beards for Beard chefs are the cream of the crop in our area and we look forward to seeing their creativity,” says Sylvia Gainer, owner of Green Door Gourmet.

Judges include Chris Chamberlain, food writer and author of The Southern Foodie’s Guide to the Pig, Pat Martin, owner and pitmaster of Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint, Chef Laura Wilson, founder and executive director of Nashville Grown, Chef Greg Fox, former partner at Nashville’s Cibo restaurant and executive chef at RowHouse in Topeka, Kansas, and country music singer, Daryle Singletary. “FoodSheriff” Jesse Goldstein will serve as the master of ceremonies as well as referee for the competition.

Tickets for “Beard for Beard” are $50 each for James Beard Foundation members and $75 each for non-members.

Event proceeds contribute to a scholarship endowed by Green Door Gourmet that supports culinary students with an agriculture component prevalent in their field of study through the James Beard Foundation.

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Welcome to Green Door Gourmet, a 350 acre organic farm, country store, and event venue in Nashville TN. Nestled along the Cumberland River in West Nashville, our farm fresh company is less than 10 miles from down town and the Music City Center! We grow a wide variety of fruits, flowers, vegetables and herbs using organic, holistic methods. Through our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program and our on-farm store, we provide our customers, including local restaurants and florists, with the absolute best direct-from-the-field produce. In addition to our own harvests, we co-operatively offer products from the area’s best local producers; including grass fed meats, honey, jams, dairy, baked goods, and much more! Our hand built white oak event barn is the perfect setting for weddings, corporate events, and social occasions. Our goal is to be your ultimate resource for farm to fork edibles, events, field trips for all ages, and agritourism.