Pictured, from left: Michael Scelfo (of Alden + Harlow), Louis Dibiccari (of Tavern Road), Matthew Jennings (of upcoming restaurant, Townsman), Joanne Chang (Flour Bakery, Myers + Chang), Jamie Bissonnette (Coppa, Toro, & Toro NYC), a pop-up dinner assistant, Andrew Zimmern (Lovin’ Spoonfuls Culinary Board Member, Host of Bizarre Foods), Asher Miller (AZ Canteen), and Ashley Stanley (Lovin’ Spoonfuls)
Pictured, from left: Michael Scelfo (of Alden + Harlow), Louis Dibiccari (of Tavern Road), Matthew Jennings (of upcoming restaurant, Townsman), Joanne Chang (Flour Bakery, Myers + Chang), Jamie Bissonnette (Coppa, Toro, & Toro NYC), a pop-up dinner assistant, Andrew Zimmern (Lovin’ Spoonfuls Culinary Board Member, Host of Bizarre Foods), Asher Miller (AZ Canteen), and Ashley Stanley (Lovin’ Spoonfuls)
Photo Courtesy of Katie Noble Photography

A week ago, “Bizarre Foods” host Andrew Zimmern came to town and teamed up with a selection of six notable local chefs for a pop-up dinner to benefit healthy food rescue operation, Lovin’ Spoonfuls.

The event, held at the New England Center for Arts & Technology on Bradston St., raised more than $20,000 for the charity. Four courses of cuisine from Zimmern, James Beard Award winner Jamie Bissonette (Toro, Coppa), and James Beard Award nominees Matthew Jennings (Farmstead Inc.) and Joanne Chang drew a crowd of 125 guests.

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Alden & Harlow chef Michael Scelfo was one of three chefs to prepare hors d’oeuvres for the event and posted a photo of his creation on his Instagram account. The caption of the photo reads, “almond cream, grilled romanos, pickled parsnips & roasted strawberries for @lovinspoonfulsw/ @chefaz @jamiebiss @matthewjennings @aldenharlow.”