Willie Nelson Is Hosting a Celebrity Chefs’ Potluck at His Texas Ranch

Willie Nelson will open his private Texas ranch in March to host a giant potluck with a number of celebrity chefs
Willie Nelson Is Hosting a Celebrity Chefs’ Potluck at His Texas Ranch

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All proceeds from the evening, which includes a performance from Nelson himself, will benefit the nonprofit organization Wholesome Wave.

Country music icon and longtime American agriculture supporter Willie Nelson will be hosting a potluck with celebrity chefs at his private ranch near Austin on March 17.

The star-studded feast, which will feature a performance from Nelson himself, will benefit Wholesome Wave, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing Americans’ access to affordable food.

Chef Michel Nischan, the founder of Wholesome Wave and the 2015 winner of the James Beard Foundation’s Humanitarian of the Year award, is co-hosting the potluck alongside his longtime friend, Willie Nelson.

Chef Nischan will be joined by a team of celebrity chefs in charge of the meal, including Scott Conant (Corsair), Michael Chiarello (Bottega, Coqueta), Dean Fearing (Fearing’s), and John Mitchell (Luvo), for the dinner.

The menu, which will feature sustainably raised and sourced ingredients, and will include “Willie’s Chili” and several other Southern-inspired dishes. The potluck will feature ethically sourced meats from Fleisher’s Craft Butchery and spirits from Avion Tequila.

Tickets for the potluck are now available at $375 per guest, though a CharityBuzz auction for two tickets to the dinner, plus front-row seats to Nelson’s performance, is live as of February 4. 

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