Brooks County Skillet Festival Press Release
In honor of his commitment to local foods, Chef Jason Brumfiel will join forces with The Quitman-Brooks County Chamber of Commerce to host a farm-to-table fundraiser on Saturday, October 5, 2013, at Nocturne - The Henry Gray Turner House in Quitman, Ga.
Chef Jason Brumfiel, of The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort on St. Simons Island, Ga., has long been a champion of sourcing local.
He is also an enthusiastic supporter of the Brooks County Skillet Festival and leapt at the opportunity to host the farm-to-table dinner, "I'm pumped and getting excited!" he says.
"I'm sure we'll make it fun!" The menu for this delicious event will be served in five courses and showcase a range of Georgia Grown foodstuffs including sausages from Sunset Farms, chicken from GrassRoots Farm, cheese from Sweet Grass Dairy and more.
Beer, wine and a signature cocktail are also included in the ticket price. Live entertainment will be provided.
The cost to attend is $100 per person.
All proceeds will benefit Destination Brooks and The Quitman-Brooks County Chamber of Commerce. To secure your seat at the table for this delicious one-of-a-kind dinner experience, call 229.263.9085.
Farm-to-Table Fundraiser with Chef Jason Brumfiel
When: Saturday, October 5, 2013 beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Nocturne-The Henry Gray Turner House; 802 Old Madison Road; Quitman, GA 31643
Cost: $100 per person
More Information: www.skilletfestival.com
Chef Brumfiel is one of the three "Team Georgia" competitors at this year's Cast Iron Chef competition, which will be held during the Brooks County Skillet Festival on Saturday, October 19.
In three heats (at 10 a.m., Noon and 2 p.m.), pairs of professional chefs representing Florida and Georgia will face-off as they create a dish using a box of mystery ingredients in one hour using just one cast iron skillet and one burner.
Each mystery box will showcase ingredients sourced from Brooks County, Ga., and the surrounding 150-mile area.
To challenge all competitors with unexpected surprises, mystery box ingredients will skew salty for the first heat, then savory and finally sweet.
About Chef Jason Brumfiel
The executive chef of The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort on St. Simons Island, Ga., Chef Jason Brumfiel was raised in Cambridge City, Ind., and attended Chowan College in North Carolina. He was encouraged to learn the restaurant industry by local football hero, businessman and ex-NFL player Bob Van Pelt.
He spent time in kitchens in New Orleans, La., apprenticed with Chef John McCracken, C.E.C., in Jamestown, N.C., he studied at Guilford Tech Culinary School. In the United Kingdom, Brumfiel worked at the Rascasse in Leeds, the Farsyde Restaurant in Ilkley, and Mantra Restaurant in Burley-in-Wharfedale. In 2004, he returned to the U.S. and worked at the Cloister Hotel on Sea Island as chef in the River Bar, then chef de cuisine for the in-room dining experiences.
At The King and Prince, he brings knowledge of global cuisine and ingredients to the menu without losing the Southern culinary traditions that have been the Resort's signature for nearly 80 years.
For more information, visit www.kingandprince.com
About the Skillet Festival
Celebrating its third year in 2013, the Skillet Festival will be held Saturday, October 19 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sponsored by Destination Brooks and held on the historic Courthouse Square in Quitman, Ga., the festival offers something for everyone, including culinary exhibitions, food/culinary vendors' market, the "Cast Iron Chef" professional cooking competition, a 5k run/walk, children's activities, a dog show, live musical entertainment, and the signature event, a skillet throwing contest. Come see what's cooking in Brooks County.
For more information and a schedule of events, please visit www.skilletfestival.com
About Lodge Cast Iron
An official sponsor of the Skillet Festival, Lodge Cast Iron is America's original cookware: "100 Years and Still Cooking." Since 1896, it's been produced in South Pittsburg, Tennessee.
For more information visit www.lodgemfg.com