The 6th annual Chefs’ Feast, chaired by Kevin Goldsmith, featured a five-course Mediterranean-inspired seated dinner, featuring a prominent lineup of chefs from around the Southeast. Thanks to Presenting Sponsor, Synovus Bank, all funds raised by the event go directly to support the programs and services we provide to 350 homeless men and women each day.
Kevin Goldsmith: Kevin Goldsmith is an Augusta, GA-based restaurateur and owner of Trattoria Polipo in Augusta He is a 50-year veteran of the food and beverage industry with multiple successful concepts in the restaurant and catering. He is also the event chair for Chefs’ Feast 2022.
Jesse Cepeda: Chef Cepeda is the Executive Chef at the Capital City Club. A native Texan, Chef Cepeda believes simplicity, sustainability, and locally-grown products are of the utmost importance to creating memorable culinary experiences. After positions in Austin, Waco, and Tallahassee, he has brought his farm-to-table style to Columbia.
Chefs Vinnie Livoti and Lawrence Wright: Chef Livoti has been the Director of Food Services for BlueCross BlueShield of SC for 20 years. This was preceded by 20 years in the food service industry working for Harpers Restaurants and Birds on a Wire. Chef Wright has been manager of one of the onsite cafes at BlueCross BlueShield for over 10 years. Previously, he was the Executive Chef at Villa Tronco. Both are well known participants in many charity food events.
Nate Lindsay: A native of Connecticut, Chef Lindsay followed his formal training at the Connecticut Culinary Institute with a position at Amelia Island Plantation, FL. From there, his 17-year journey has taken him to the helm of award-winning restaurants in Napa, CA, Washington, D.C., and Jacksonville, FL. Chef Lindsay recently planted roots in his wife’s hometown of Augusta, GA, where he took up residency at Abel Brown Restaurant. A supporter of local farms and sustainable fishing, Chef Lindsay strongly believes that a great recipe requires a chef to source seasonal, quality ingredients, and he is looking forward to sharing his vision with the upcoming opening of his new restaurant concept in Augusta.