Cocktails & Castoffs 2018

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5th Annual: Cocktails & Castoffs

DIG Atlanta, join Development in Gardening (DIG) on Sunday, November 11, 2018 for our 5th and largest Cocktails & Castoffs! We will explore the power food has to heal and transform.

DIG’s 5th annual Cocktails & Castoffs event will challenge 10 acclaimed local chefs and 1 all-star Mixologist as they prepare dishes that leave zero food waste behind.

In addition to inspiring food, cocktails, and a festive atmosphere, the event will feature a silent auction and African marketplace. Madison James, a voice you will recognize as the host of the afternoon drive on WSB-FM (B98.5FM) will emcee the event alongside DIG Executive Director and Founder, Sarah Koch.

Guests will also have the chance to transport themselves to one of our Uganda communities through the preview of our new 360 film “Growing New Roots” Directed by Dana Xavier Dojnik and Produced by Jason Drakeford.

This event will bring awareness on how the food we waste here affects people and climates around the world. Come explore the connection and learn how you can make a difference. All proceeds from the event will go towards supporting DIG’s work in Africa developing sustainable gardens for nutritionally vulnerable people.

Follow the event on Facebook and make sure to get your tickets in advance before they are gone HERE.
100% of your donations will be used to develop sustainable community gardens for nutritionally vulnerable communities in sub-Saharan Africa and are tax deductible.

Meet the Chefs


This year's Cocktails and Castoffs Event will feature innovative dishes by Chef Deborah VanTrece (Twisted Soul Cookhouse and Pours), Chef Brian So (Spring), Chef Pat Pascarella (The White Bull), Chef Daniel Peach (Chai Pani), Chef Zu (Kings Apron), Chef Seth Freedman (PeachDish), Erika Council (Southern Souffle), Chef Jason Hill (Wisteria), Tiffanie Barriere - our all-star Mixologist (The Drinking Coach), Chef Russ Pysell (Yummy Street) and Chef David Sweeney (DS)

Date and Location

November 11th, 2018
5:00pm to 7:00pm

Trees Atlanta
225 Chester Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

Tickets HERE

Press Coverage

Event Sponsors

Event Hosts

  • Madison James (Emcee)
  • Jennifer Booker
  • Dana Dojnik
  • Enid & Jerry Draluck
  • Seth Freedman
  • Georgie Fu
  • Debbie Gachuhi
  • Paige Kelly
  • Sarah Koch
  • Kimberly Krautter
  • Jamie Lord
  • Wandia Mbuvi
  • Tom and Chris McGuire
  • David McMahan
  • Beth Pann
  • Laura Podewils
  • Susan Puckett
  • Heather Troutman
  • Alisha Virani
  • Eliyahu & Simmy Wolfe

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