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Gourmet food manufacturer American Roland Food Corp. has signed on to participate in Taste of Derby, an event that allows the nation's top chefs and notable horse racing personalities to interact with fans in effort to fight hunger.
Taking place May 5 at the Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center in Louisville, Ky., Taste of Derby marks the official beginning to the week's festivities, culminating with the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby. Proceeds from the night's event will be distributed to local and national hunger organizations where the participating chefs and racetracks are located.
Taste of Derby debuted during last year's Kentucky Derby. In its first year, chefs represented popular thoroughbred tracks throughout the nation. This year's roster has expanded to non-traditional thoroughbred regions as chefs from Boston, San Diego, Detroit and Minneapolis join the field.
Attendees can enjoy unique wines paired with the signature dishes and meet celebrities in the thoroughbred horse racing community.
Last year, $75,000 was raised for the Louisville, Ky. Dare To Care Food Bank and the global World Food Programme.
This year American Roland Food Corp. will be providing specialty and high-quality items such as white truffle oil. This premium ingredient will be featured in Kent Rathbun's Molasses Glazed Bacon with Truffled Eggs. Chef Rathbun is representing Abacus Restaurant and Lone Star Park in Dallas.
Also featured are varieties of Roland's mustards.