What would be a unique way to honor the service of 400 hungry sailors and their families for the holidays? You contact Chef Plum, have him round up his crew of top flight chefs and grill masters, bring in enough food to feed…well…the Navy, spice it up with a dash of top flight entertainment, and you have all of the ingredients for a memorable evening of food, love, and family!
This unique gathering is at the heart of this first episode of a new OnlyGood TV Series, Random Acts of Cooking. This series follows Chef Plum, an inspired chef who looks to spread the message of kindness and community through the power of food. In this debut episode, his team of chefs prepare and cook a special holiday meal at the US Navy Base in New London, Connecticut, while also teaching some of the sailors how to cook and use special techniques in the base galley.
"The universal language of happiness is food," Chef Plum explains. "That's what Random Acts of Cooking is - using that power to help other people and do something amazing with it."
Chief Petty Officer Jeremy Flake knows that being on active duty on a navy base, away from home, can be difficult for the sailors during the holidays. This event was a chance for the base community to share a wonderful meal as well as a special musical performance by American Idol 2015 winner Nick Fradiani. "To see all of the families come in, not just the sailors, it brings us together and today, makes us all whole," he said warmly.
Chef Plum uses his master culinary skills and his big heart to change people's lives using the connection that can only be achieved by sitting down around a table and sharing a meal with others. Watch his team go above and beyond to make this a night to remember for all of the sailors and their families.
A big thanks to the following who contributed to this great event:
Big Green Egg: https://biggreenegg.com/
Open Minded Organics: http://openmindedorganics.com/
The Pantry in Fairfield: https://thepantry.net/
Salmon and Sable: https://salmonandsable.com/
Mystic Bourbon: http://www.whatismystic.com/
The Green Thumb Organic Farm: http://www.greenthumborganicfarm.com/
Lucky Hare Brewing Company: https://www.luckyharebrewing.com/
Two Roads Brewing Company: https://tworoadsbrewing.com/
Sid Wainer & Sons: https://sidwainer.com/
To learn more about Chef Plum, follow him on Instagram: @chef_plum
Follow the other Chefs seen here at:
Chef Jeff Purrazzi - @forkkingchef
Chef Dan Monroe - @chef1aboveall
Chef Michele Ragussis - @chefmichele
Chef Robert Prado - @chefrobertprado
Chef Dave Boredom - @dave.boredom
Pit Master Tony - @backdraftbarbq1
Grill Master Melissa Reome - @grillmomma
Learn more about Nick Fradiani at: https://www.nickfradiani.com/
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