The second annual FORK Cancer event was a Celebration of Life presented by Food & Beverage Social Club and Forever Oceans. Eight of Charlotte’s top Chef’s created a dinner experience that positively impacts cancer survivor support, education, research and funding in the Charlotte cancer community while honoring the legacy of those who have been affected by cancer.
During the event, each guest enjoyed a 4 course meal prepared by leading Charlotte Chefs in addition to wine, a champagne toast and a signature cocktail.
The event took place on Thursday, September 7th at UNC Charlotte Marriott.
FORK Cancer Non-Profit Partners:
Teal Diva – Gynecological Cancer Support Network
Xander’s Acts of Kindness Foundation – Giving Joy to Kids with Cancer
Nothing Pink – Support for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer
The Meggs Foundation – Providing Resources for Young Adults with Cancer
Presented by Chef Jon and Chef Amy Fortes of The Flipside Cafe
Stracciatella Toast, Avocado Purée
N’duja, Toasted Pistachio-Basil Crunch, & Orange Honey
Entrée – Fish Course Sponsored by Forever Oceans
Presented by Andres Prussing, Executive Chef of Charlotte Marriott Center City (Stroke, Coco & the Director and Banquets)
Presented by Chef Mark Allison of Forever Oceans
Poached Forever Oceans Kanpachi, Lobster Mousse
Lemons Emulsion, Chive Oil, Potato Mille Feuille, & Seasonal Vegetables
Entrée – Main Course
Presented by Chef Sam Diminich of Restaurant Constance & Your Farms Your Table
Braised Beef Short Rib Tagine with Almonds
SC Peaches, Basmati Rice & Charmoula
Presented by Samantha Allen, Executive Pastry Chef of Wentworth & Fenn
Honey – Plum Macaron
Toasted Black Sesame Diplomat, Cantaloupe Gel & Pink Himalayan Salt
Presented by Chef Roshni Gurnani
Beet Carpaccio with Herb Reduction
Entrée – Fish Course
Mushroom Fish and Chips, Vegan Tartar, Minty Peas
Entrée – Main
Masala Grilled Cauliflower, Pickled Indian Vegetables, Cilantro Chutney
Chef and Menu Emcee
Chef Jay Z
Founder and Menu Organizer
Chef Mark Allison
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