This very special event highlights an amazing partnership between many of Asheville’s top chefs and Haywood Street’s Downtown Welcome Table, based on our shared belief that one of the best ways to love people is through food.
More than a meal, the Downtown Welcome Table is a way to love and connect. It is restaurant-quality fare served on abundant plates to hundreds of friends and neighbors each week — many of whom are experiencing homelessness or struggling in poverty. Folks are invited to linger at the table as in a fine restaurant or dinner at home. It is a powerful way to remind folks of their inherent worth and value while helping to break  barriers that divide the ‘haves’ from the ‘have-nots.’

Our chef partners are planning a lovely evening of food and festivities at Wicked Weed Brewing’s restaurant, Cultura, and the Barrel House at the Funkatorium, to raise funds and awareness for the Downtown Welcome Table.
We will begin at 5:30 pm with appetizers and entertainment in Cultura, followed by a seated dinner with wine to complement in the Barrel House, each course prepared by one of our host chefs. Free parking is available at Swannanoa Cleaners on Coxe Ave. or Keller Williams Realtors on Asheland Ave. Download a parking permission flyer here.

PREVIEW THE DINNER MENU HERESpecial thanks to MOTHER  for providing focaccia to accompany the meal!



Live Auction Details

The live auction will feature unique experiences including in-home dinners prepared by award-winning chefs and special food themed outings built around farm-to-table connections.
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Preview the fabulous silent auction offerings HERE. 

Opening bids will be accepted prior to the event thru Monday 3/27.
Send an email to with item number and bid increment.
Check the status of early bidding HERE.


Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

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And thank YOU for supporting this very special event, whose

purpose is to make sure that there is a seat at the table for everyone.



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