What happens when seven of Detroit’s best chefs come together to cook?

Well, first of all I’m pretty sure that the food is going to be amazing.

And secondly, there is probably a really cool reason that they are all cooking together.

On Monday, April 30 that is exactly what is going to happen at the Great Lakes Culinary Center in Southfield. And it is for a really great cause.

The Chef’s Schoolyard is a fundraiser for Detroit Prep in Indian Village.

The free charter school is trying to raise $1 million to purchase and renovate an abandoned school. The school is located two blocks away from the school’s current location in the basement of a church.

The school will soon run out of space in their temporary location.

So, back to these chefs. You might be wondering who will be cooking up this fancy dinner?

Let me tell you, there are some real standouts in this group. Some of them are even James Beard Award semi-finalists and nominees.

John Vermiglio and Joe Giacomino from Grey Ghost Detroit will be joined by: James Rigato of Mabel Gray, Andy Hollyday of Selden Standard, Anthony Lombardo of soon-to-open SheWolf, Kate Williams of Lady of the House, Brad Greenhill of Takoi and Alex Clark of Bon Bon Bon.

The dinner will include a 7-course dinner which will be curated by the chef team. There will be an open bar and a silent auction as well.

All proceeds will go towards Detroit Prep.

Tickets are $250 per person and you can purchase them here. I know, it’s a lot of money. But it is for a really great cause.

The Chef’s Schoolyard will take place on Monday, April 30 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

The Great Lakes Culinary Center is located at 24101 W. Nine Mile Road Southfield, Michigan 48033

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