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I’ve seen the Turning the Tables on Hunger crew a few times at the Homeless Alliance’s Day Shelter and it’s always an incredible event.

For those who don’t know, the Day Shelter provides breakfast and lunch (and a bevy of social outreach programs) to Oklahoma City’s sadly massive homeless population. The kitchens run on donations and it’s yeoman’s work putting together meals that are healthy and tasty for big groups twice a day.

Clayton Bahr started the Turning the Tables on Hunger events in 2015, enlisting local chefs to come in and create a gourmet-quality meal for diners using the available pantry items. Kind of like a massive version of “Chopped,” except with the added benefit of bringing recognition to the need for donations to the Homeless Alliance.

This year they’re going one step further with an event that reaches out to raise funds with OKC’s foodie community: Chefs-Giving.

On Nov. 5, a murderer’s row of great local chefs will converge on Packard’s New American Kitchen for a dinner of Thanksgiving sides made with recipes diners can take home and make for their own family celebrations.

Scheduled chefs include:

Taylor Desjarlais Café Cuvee

Kevin Lee Vast

Justin Brown Hunny Bunny Biscuit Co.

Larry Pickering Canvas

Elena Farrar Elemental Coffee

Mitchell Dunzy Heritage Bread Co.

Brianna Shear Packard’s New American Kitchen                                

David Henry The Hutch on Avondale

Missy Aust Stella

Colin Stringer Nonesuch

Michael Paske Café 7

Allison Dake Brown Egg Bakery

Jason Campbell Mary Eddy’s Kitchen x Lounge

Shannon Goforth Ludivine

US Foods will provide a carving station.

Tickets are $60, but there are a limited number available. Visit chefsgivingokc.org to purchase yours.

If you can’t go, but you’re still moved to help out, visit homelessalliance.org and consider making a donation. They can stretch a dollar like nobody’s business, turning it into healthy meals for those in need.

About the Author

Founder and Eater-in-Chief of I Ate Oklahoma, Greg Elwell has been reviewing restaurants and writing about Oklahoma’s food culture for more than a decade. Where a normal person orders one meal, this guy gets three. He is almost certainly going to die young and those who love him most are fairly ambivalent about it. You can email Greg at greg@iateoklahoma.com.