• Recap: Chi Chi Miguel Weekend!

    We are honored to have been a beneficiary of the 13th Annual Chi Chi Miguel Weekend, which raised over $1 Million for eight Gulf Coast non-profit organizations! We want to give a huge thank you to the Emeril Lagasse Foundation, who organized this fun filled weekend, and who has been a supporter of Food For Thought Outreach for so many years. 

    Chi Chi Miguel Weekend 2019

    During the Chi Chi Miguel Throwdown Benefit Auction and BBQ, two of our students from the Emeril Lagasse Full Circle Kitchen, along with two students from Emeril's Culinary program at the Seaside School cooked and served their own culinary menu to attendees of the fundraiser.  It was great to see how these students are benefiting and learning from these culinary programs in our area, helped made possible by fundraisers like these.

    Chi Chi Miguel Weekend 2019

    Thank you again to all the winemakers, chefs, volunteers and sponsors that made this event possible; it truly was a fun day and an honor to be a part of!

    Chi Chi Miguel

    Emeril Lagasse Foundation


    Posted by Katie Grace
  • Chi Chi Miguel Foundation

    We are very excited and proud for Food For Thought Outreach to be a beneficiary of the Emeril Lagasse Foundation, Chi Chi Miguel Weekend! This fun-filled event is just a few weeks away, occurring the weekend of April 4-6.  

    Chi Chi Miguel Foundation

    The weekend will include the Wine Walk About, Wine and Dine, a Golf Tournament, a Sip-N-Shop Event, and the Throwdown Benefit Auction and BBQ. 

    During the event, two students who participate in the Emeril Lagasse Foundation Full Circle kitchen will be teaming up two students from the Seaside School culinary program to make and serve food to event guests. This will be a great showcase of what students are learning in the Full Circle Kitchen!

    We, feel very fortunate that Food For Thought is able to be a part of this benefit along side the many other non-profits. If you are interested in attending all or part of this weekend fundraising event, you can learn more information HERE and purchase tickets HERE.

    Posted by Katie Grace
  • Emeril Lagasse Full Circle Kitchen 2nd Anniversary!

    Emeril Lagasse Foundation Full Circle Kitchen

    We can hardly believe that it has been two years already since the Emeril Lagasse Full Circle Kitchen opened! This month, marks two years of giving kids the opportunity to learn to the invaluable life skill of learning their way around the kitchen, and of course how to prepare and cook food! 

    Food For Thought Fun Fact: The Emeril Lagasse Full Circle Kitchen is used THREE times a week and serves as a kitchen classroom for kids as far as Pensacola!

    Emeril Lagasse Foundation Full Circle Kitchen

    We have enjoyed watching the kids learn and have fun while cooking in the Full Circle Kitchen, as well as watching our volunteers and local chefs have a great time teaching and dining with the kids.

    Emeril Lagasse Foundation Full Circle Kitchen

    If you enjoy cooking or are looking for an interactive way to give back to kids in need in our community, contact us today to learn more about how you can help in our Emeril Lagasse Full Circle Kitchen!

    Contact us at: support@fftfl.org

    We also are very appreciative for the support of the Emeril Lagasse Foundation to our Full Circle Kitchen!

    Posted by Katie Grace
  • Emeril Lagasse Foundation's Chi Chi Miguel Throwdown

    This exclusive weekend-long fundraiser benefiting multiple charities, many local, including Food For Thought, still has tickets available to the Chi Chi Miguel Throwdown on Saturday, April 1 at Churchill Oaks in Santa Rosa Beach.  Don't miss the "See and Be Seen" event with all the makings - over 20 vintners as a matter-of-fact - for an incredibly fun experience!!  You can purchase these tickets HERE.  For more information on the event, click the logo below.

    Thank you Emeril Lagasse Foundation for all you do for Food For Thought and our community!!

    Posted by Tracey Behr