(Savannah, GA)  Chef Matt Cohen, owner of The New South Café, is proud to participate in the 2007 Second Harvest Chef’s Table, to be held on October 9th.  This annual premier event which began in 1992, benefits the Kids Cafe program, providing hot meals to in-need children in after school programs throughout the Coastal Empire.

“It is an honor to help feed underprivileged kids in our area,” stated Chef Matt.  “Chef’s Table is the leading fundraiser for childhood hunger in Savannah.”

According to the America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia (ASHCG) website, research shows that preschool and school-age children who experience severe hunger have higher levels of chronic illness, anxiety, depression, and behavior problems than children who do not experience hunger. ASHCG is committed to ending childhood hunger in the community with an increase in meals served at Kids Cafes from 140,401 in 2006 to 178,830 in 2007.

Chef’s Table, hosted by the ASHCG, is a charitable event which celebrates the finest food in the area.  Local chefs, including Chef Matt, donate their time and talents in making the evening a culinary delight.  To make reservations for the 2007 Chef’s Table event, contact Second Harvest at 912.236.6750. www.helpendhunger.org

Opened in 2006, The New South Café offers comfort food gourmet style, matching your appetite for a new culinary experience with your hunger for the authentic food of the south.  Their menu showcases Georgia’s finest food ingredients, from wild shrimp to Vidalia onions.  Owner Chef Matt Cohen, a fifth generation Savannah native, and Executive Chef Scott Gordon, are both graduates of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in New York.

The New South Café is open Tuesday through Saturday, offering lunch from 11 AM — 3 PM and offering dinner from 5 PM – 10 PM.  Chefs Matt and Scott offer upscale catering services for corporate events, conventions, executive lunches, private parties, weddings, receptions and bar mitzvahs. For more information visit www.thenewsouthcafe.com or call 912-233-7558. 

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