At Haywood Street, everyone is invited to share their gifts and no one is asked to carry the burden all alone. These same principles make the Chefs @ Welcome Table partnership work for all involved.
  • Chefs donate their time and talent to plan and prepare a restaurant quality meal for friends and neighbors at the Downtown Welcome Table.

  • Monetary donations are collected in special envelopes (placed on tables or included in check presenter) in each participating restaurant for one month around the time of their participation

  • Donations are turned over to Haywood Street and chefs are reimbursed for the cost of ingredients from funds collected. Extra funds collected in the envelopes at one restaurant can be used to offset a shortfall from another restaurant.

In addition to making the program financially sustainable, the donation envelopes provide a way for customers to learn more about what you are involved in and how you are working to make Asheville a better place.
Still have questions?

Contact Laura at or 828-575-2477, ext 104.

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