Give Me Five

Give Me Five

August 23, 2020
Give Me Five features five of Georgia's finest chefs who will prepare an exclusive and tantalizing five-course dinner with wine paired by five sommeliers.


6 Chefs, 5 Sommeliers, 14 Years, 1 Goal… No Kid Hungry

Tickets – $275 Per Person or $2,500 Per Table for 10

5:00 p.m. – Cocktail reception
6:00 p.m. – Multi-course seated dinner with live & silent auctions

Join us for this highly anticipated annual dinner featuring five of Georgia’s finest chefs who will prepare an exclusive and tantalizing five-course dinner with wine perfectly paired by five of Georgia’s best sommeliers. Each extraordinary course will be accompanied by commentary from our chefs and sommeliers. One in seven children in America struggles with hunger, but together, we can make No Kid Hungry a reality.

Learn more about our all-star chefs and sommeliers in the tabs above.

Questions? Send us a note! RSVP required, space is limited.


2019 Emcee

Jenn Hobby from Jenn and Friends on Star 94.1

2019 Impact Speaker

Dr. Grant Rivera, Superintendent of Marietta City Schools

 2019 Participating Chefs

 Chair, Jeff Riedel, Executive Chef, 103 West

John Castellucci, Bar Mercado and The Iberian Pig

Thomas Davis, King & Duke

Jack Fang, O-Ku

Nick Leahy, AIX Restaurant

Boyd Rose, Secreto Southern Kitchen & Bar

2019 Participating Sommeliers

 Chair, Brian White, The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta

Josh Ardizzoni, Marcel

Gil Kulers, Piedmont Driving Club

Jenny Lemay, Restaurant Eugene

Andrew Norman, AIX Restaurant

2019 Menu

First Course

Scallop Crudo with Tomato Jam, Candied Olives, Aleppo and Basil

2017 Chateau de la Ragotiere Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie Vielles Vignes

Second Course

Roasted Baby Carrots with Whipped Fromage Blanc, Rye and Sumac Cracker and Chervil

2018 Armas de Guerra Rosado, Bierzo, Spain

Third Course

Pork Belly with Tomato Jam, Port Wine Jus and Crispy Shallots

2015 Gerard and Pierre Morin Sancerre Rouge

Fourth Course

Smoked Prime Rib with Mushroom Farro, Candied Horseradish and Lemon Herb Gremolata

2015 Barone Ricasoli Brolio, Chianti Classico DOCG, Tuscany, Italy

Fifth Course

White Chocolate-Mango Cheesecake

Laurent-Perrier, Demi-Sec, “Harmony,” Tours-sur-Marne, Champagne NV

2019 Live Auction

Lot 1: Discover Atlas – Private Dining Party for 10

Get ready to bid on an unforgettable dinner at Atlas, one of Atlanta’s top restaurants that was recently awarded with the prestigious “Best of Award of Excellence” by Wine Spectator magazine. Enjoy a dazzling four-course meal for your party of 10 guests accompanied by hand-selected wine pairings. This priceless dinner will be served in the comfort of Atlas’ exquisite private dining room, home to some of the world’s most impressive pieces of art, all selected from The Lewis Collection, one of the largest private art collections in the world. Bidder, up!

Compliments of Atlas

Lot 2: Taste Atlanta’s Best: Dining Tour of 30 Spectacular Restaurants 

Atlanta’s thriving dining scene moves fast, and there’s no better way to keep up than with this terrific package of dining experiences. Raise your paddle and you’ll receive 30—you heard that right!—THIRTY $100 gift cards to some of our city’s most exciting eateries. This incredible lot includes Castellucci Hospitality Group, C&S Seafood and Oyster Bar, Nine Mile Station, Tuk Tuk, Aria, American Cut, Canoe, 5 Church, Secreto, Marlow’s Tavern, Restaurant Holmes, Restaurant 356 at the Porsche Driving Experience, Il Giallo, Ticonderoga Club, Little Alley Steak, Atlas, Ray’s, Seed, Local Three Kitchen & Bar, Table 1280, White Oak Kitchen, Ted’s Montana Grill, Nan, The Chicken & The Egg, and Davio’s. Plus, you’ll get $200 to use at Indigo Road Restaurants (including O-Ku, Donetto, Oak Steakhouse, and Coletta), Buckhead Life Restaurant Group (Kyma, Pricci, Buckhead Diner, Atlanta Fish Market, Chops Lobster Bar, and Bistro Niko), and the Westin. From ultra-casual to luxury fine dining, make your reservations and get ready to eat your way around Atlanta.

Compliments of participating restaurants

Lot 3: Private Wine Dinner for 12 at AIX, and an Imperial of Rose

Bid on this unforgettable dinner and you’ll experience the flavors of Provence, France, without leaving Atlanta. This private dinner for 12 in the exclusive wine room at AIX features a five-course dinner from Executive Chef and Partner Nick Leahy with paired wines from Beverage Manager Andrew Norman. The magical evening will transport you and your guests to one of Europe’s most beloved regions for gastronomy and viticulture. The lucky winner of this priceless evening can celebrate the big win with an Imperial of AIX Rosé – at 15.0L it’s the biggest format of wine available. Santé!

Compliments of Chef Nick Leahy, Andrew Norman and AIX

Lot 4: O-Ku Especially for YOU – Omakase Dinner for 6

Omakase is a Japanese phrase that means “I’ll leave it up to you”. When applied to this spectacular one-of-a-kind dinner at O-Ku, we can guarantee your party of 6 will be in store for an excellent meal with selections personally curated by Executive Chef Jack Fang. O-Ku restaurant is well known for offering rare and unique dining options along with traditional sashimi and specialty rolls, sourcing from the finest fish markets in Tokyo and Hawaii alongside local and seasonal ingredients. Chef Fang looks forward to sharing his innovative and surprising dishes for your VIP group and invites you to join him mid-week for this extra special experience. Jezebel magazine acclaimed O-Ku has the “Best Sushi” and “Best Japanese”, Zagat included O-Ku in the “Hottest 9 New Spots for Sushi” and Atlanta Magazine noted O-Ku as “Where to Eat Sushi”. With the highest bid, you’ll be able to claim you know the chef and he prepared a meal just for you!

Compliments of Chef Jack Fang and O-Ku

Lot 5: The Secret’s Out – Chef is IN Your Kitchen, Chef Boyd Rose In-Home Dinner for 10

Executive Chef Boyd Rose will excuse himself from the professional kitchens of his two popular Secreto Southern Kitchen & Bar restaurant locations in Brookhaven and Alpharetta to prepare an extraordinary dinner for 10 in your home. You and your guests will enjoy a dazzling five-course meal prepared with your preferences in mind, complete with wine pairings compliments of National Distributing Company. Your custom menu will feature Chef Rose’s take on farm-to-table southern fare featuring local ingredients with French techniques. “Atlanta Eats” says Secreto “is the place for reimagined favorites. It takes your southern comforts and modernizes them to reflect their farm to table roots.” With the winning bid, your home can be that spot – for a night at least. Bon Appetit!

Compliments of Chef Boyd Rose, Secreto Southern Kitchen & Bar and National Distributing Company

Lot 6: The King’s Court – Exclusive Dinner Party for 8 at King + Duke

Round up 7 of your friends for a once-in-a-lifetime experience at King + Duke. Part of the Ford Fry empire, this Buckhead gem has been a fan favorite since it opened in 2013. Your party will enjoy an exclusive chef’s dinner for 8 in the private dining room, complete with wine and cocktail pairings from National Distributing Company. Sounds like fun, huh? We’re just getting started. The evening will also include a champagne toast and passed hors d’oeuvres. The family-style dinner will include a carving station and bar cart program.

Compliments of Chef Thomas Davis, King + Duke and National Distributing Company

Lot 7: The Iberian Pig Buckhead Dinner for 8

The newest location of The Iberian Pig in Buckhead just opened in May this year… and is currently listed first on Eater’s “Hottest Restaurants in Atlanta right now” list (August 2019). With the winning bid tonight, you and seven friends can see for yourself at an exclusive customized suckling pig dinner featuring wine pairings by National Distributing Company. Since opening the original location of The Iberian Pig in Decatur in 2009, the restaurant has become “a staple of the Atlanta dining scene.” Raise your bidder number high to enjoy this special dining experience!

Compliments of Chef John Castellucci, The Iberian Pig, Castellucci Hospitality Group and National Distributing Company


Ticket Levels

Table for Ten

  • One premier table for ten for the Dinner, including Cocktail Reception

Individual Ticket

  • One ticket to the Dinner and Cocktail Reception


2019 Emcee, Speaker and Auctioneer

Jenn Hobby

Jenn and Friends on Star 94.1
Full Bio

Dr. Grant Rivera

Superintendent, Marietta City Schools
Full Bio

Jason Brooks

Full Bio

2019 Event Chairs

Jeff Riedel

Executive Chef, 103 West
Full Bio

Brian White

Sommelier, The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta
Full Bio

2019 Participating Chefs

John Castellucci

Full Bio

Thomas Davis

Chef de Cuisine
Full Bio

Jack Fang

Executive Chef
Full Bio

Nick Leahy

Chef and Partner, AIX Restaurant
Full Bio

Boyd A. Rose

Executive Chef, Secreto
Full Bio

2019 Participating Sommeliers

Josh Ardizzoni

Sommelier, Marcel
Full Bio

Gil Kulers

Sommelier, Piedmont Driving Club
Full Bio

Jenny Lemay

Chef Sommelier
Full Bio

Andrew Norman

AIX Restaurant
Full Bio


Local Sponsors

2019 Local Sponsors

103 West Acqua Panna Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation Atlanta United FC Sard & Leff S. Pellegrino The Billi Marcus Foundation Treebird Branding

2019 Media Sponsors

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Dining Out Atlanta Encore Atlanta Flavors Magazine Restaurant Informer Simply Buckhead Southern Seasons The Atlantan