Chef Ken Vedrinski of Trattoria Lucca, Charleston, S.C., and chef Laurent Gras of L20 Restaurant, Chicago, will partner for a charity dinner in Charleston on Oct. 24 to raise money for cancer charities.
Both chefs will start the day by riding in the Jerry Zucker Ride for Hope, a 100-k bike ride to benefit local cancer charities that begins and ends in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. The chefs will then prepare a four-course meal with wine pairings at Trattoria Lucca that will also feature eight-time Olympian George Hincapie. A portion of the proceeds from the dinner will also go toward the Jerry Zucker Ride for Hope.
"Like many Americans, my family has been affected by cancer, so to participate in a sport I love and host a dinner with a world-renowned chef such as Laurent is an amazing way to give back to cancer charities," Vedrinski said in a statement.