Originally it was friends, family and chefs from Atlanta and beyond coming together on Feb. 26 in support of Fox Bros Bar-B-Q head chef Charlotte Nelson, who was diagnosed with stage four inflammatory breast cancer in 2012.
Sadly, Nelson died unexpectedly on Saturday. Now the event at Sweetwater Brewing Co., dubbed “Charlotte’s Web,” will be a tribute to Nelson’s courage and a benefit for the The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Nelson worked with many of Atlanta’s chefs at restaurants including Atmosphere, Taurus and Canoe and collaborated with Gary Mennie to help open Livingston Restaurant. She joined Fox Bros. in 2009, and became head chef in late 2011.
“Charlotte’s love for what she does shows in her food; there was no question that she is who we wanted leading our kitchen,” Jonathan Fox said in an earlier press release about Charlotte’s Web.
Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q and Friends Present “Charlotte’s Web…Cancer Touches Us All” at SweetWater Brewing Co., $100, includes samples from 16 chefs, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, live music and a silent auction. 6-10 p.m. Feb. 26, www.supportcharlottesweb.com.
- by Bob Townsend for the Food & More blog