Chefs at the 2015 Fall Heat prepare their small plates. Photo by Jeffrey Dubinsky.

Local chefs to compete at Slow Food’s Fall Heat this weekend

Slow Food Baton Rouge will host its fourth annual Fall Heat fundraising event this Sunday, October 16, from 4 to 7 p.m. Guests will enjoy small plates and signature cocktails from local chefs and mixologists at the LSU AgCenter’s Botanic Gardens.

At this farm-to-table event, participating chefs will use ingredients from Louisiana growers. Attendees can vote for their favorite dishes and drinks to receive People’s Choice awards, and a group of judges will also select first and second place winners.

Fall Heat’s proceeds will go to Greauxing Healthy Baton Rouge, a hands-on gardening, food and nutritional education program created for local schools. Adult tickets are $40 and may be purchased here; children under 12 will be admitted free. Visit SFBR’s website for more details on the organization and Fall Heat.