Ethical Eating

Chef Clay Conley Hosting No Kid Hungry Dinner at Buccan November 15

Palm Beach foodies and philanthropists can enjoy the area's most celebrated chefs preparing some of the country's best gastronomy — and all for a good cause — on Sunday, November 15, when the Palm Beach No Kid Hungry Dinner returns to Buccan.

To rally support, Buccan's 2015 No Kid Hungry dinner will feature top chefs working together for one goal: to help children get the healthy food they need, every day. Chef-owner Clay Conley will work alongside three renowned guest chefs, including Zach Bell (Addison Reserve Country Club, Delray Beach), Matt Bell (South on Main, Little Rock, Arkansas), and Marcello Fiorentino (La Sirena, West Palm Beach), as they team up to serve guests a memorable multi-course dinner and wine pairing.

The seated dinner will be preceded by a cocktail and hors d'oeuvre reception and will feature guest speaker Tom Nelson, president of Share Our Strength. There will also be a live auction led by "Culinary MC," Billy Harris where guests can bid on a variety of luxury culinary and travel items. 

This year, the goal is to raise as much as $100,000, says Conley, whose efforts in 2013 nearly totaled that amount to help feed children in need more than 1.5 million healthy meals. Proceeds from the event benefit No Kid Hungry's work to end childhood hunger in America.

According to No Kid Hungry, one in four children in Florida struggles with hunger. No Kid Hungry is working to end childhood hunger in this nation by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. Since the campaign’s launch, No Kid Hungry and its partners have connected kids struggling with hunger with more than 345 million additional meals.

The Buccan No Kid Hungry dinner will take place at Buccan on Sunday, November 15, at 350 S. County Road, Palm Beach. A cocktail reception begins at 6 p.m., and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Individual tickets are being sold for $250 per person. Group tables are available. Tickets start at $250 and table hosting opportunities begin at $10,000. For additional information or to purchase tickets visit

Nicole Danna is a food writer covering Broward and Palm Beach counties. To get the latest in food and drink news in South Florida, follow her @SoFloNicole or find her latest food pics on the BPB New Times Food & Drink Instagram.
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Nicole Danna is a Palm Beach County-based reporter who began covering the South Florida food scene for New Times in 2011. She also loves drinking beer and writing about the area's growing craft beer community.
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