Celebrating Community, Collaboration & Cause Cuisine

Eat Up! Columbus

Eat Up Columbus
Thank you to all who supported our 3rd annual Eat Up! Columbus event. Through your generous support, over $109,000 was raised to benefit Freedom a la Cart’s work to empower survivors of human sex trafficking.


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On Saturday March 11th, Freedom A La Cart hosted its third annual Eat Up! Columbus fundraiser – an evening celebrating community, collaboration and cause cuisine to benefit survivors of human trafficking. Nearly 300 guests enjoyed an innovative six course menu prepared by twelve of Columbus’ top up-and-coming chefs. Ohio First Lady Mrs. Karen Kasich was honored for using her public platform to raise awareness of human trafficking. Five survivors who have transitioned from Freedom into sustainable employment within the community shared from their hearts how Freedom has helped transform their lives. It was a night of inspiration and celebration, raising more than $109,000 to support Freedom a la Cart’s supportive services and workforce development program.


Special thanks to the 2017 Eat Up! Columbus chef team, led by Chef Jessica Levy of Freedom a la Cart, for creating an extraordinary meal.

Jessica Levy of Freedom a la Cart (Team Captain)
Vanessa Sakosky of Freedom a la Cart
Shane Neal of Guckenheimer
Sang Lakhani of The Table
Catie Randazzo of Challah
Jack Moore of Watershed Distillery

Tyler Minnis of The Market Italian Village
Patrick Caskey of Skillet
Josh Wiest of 8 State Bistro
Anthony Schulz of Inn at Cedar Falls
Joshua Dalton of Veritas Tavern
Nathaniel Hall of 1808 American Bistro

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It Was A Night to Remember

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