Tickets are now available for the second Regenerate Detroit dinner benefiting Detroit Food Academy. The dinner series, started by Detroit Lions DeAndre Levy with chef James Rigato, held its first dinner in July raising more than $16,000. Levy aims to provide resources and guidance for Detroit youth interested in revitalizing Detroit and its culinary scene. Dinner will feature an 8-course menu created by Rigato, of Mabel Gray, and Chartreuse executive chef Doug Hewitt. Cost is $200 per person which includes tax, gratuity and wine pairings. All money raised will go toward funding a scholarship for a student from Detroit Food Academy to attend culinary school.
The previous Regenerate Detroit dinner held at Mabel Gray funded a full scholarship for Detroit Food Academys Brandon Johnson, 19, of Detroit to attend Schoolcraft College. During this dinner, Levy and Rigato aim to raise enough money to offer a full scholarship to a Detroit Food Academy student entering culinary school in 2017.