Provence Restaurant to Host TABLE Fund-Raiser on Oct. 20 To Aid Hungry School Kids in Carrboro and Chapel Hill

Provence Restaurant to Host TABLE Fund-Raiser on Oct. 20 To Aid Hungry School
Kids in Carrboro and Chapel Hill

CARRBORO, N.C., Oct. 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In celebration of autumn,
patrons of the Provence restaurant are exploring a variety of new and exciting
dishes from Executive Chef and co-owner Baptist Knaven.

"Fall is always an inspiring time in the Provence kitchen," said Chef Knaven,
whose latest culinary delights include such items as radicchio and roasted
beet salad, lamb shank ossobuco, and local Asian pear tarte tatin.

"Equally inspiring in fall, and throughout the year," he added, "is the
ongoing commitment of our community to help others in need."

One way in which Provence assists the less fortunate is through its support of
TABLE, a local nonprofit organization that delivers emergency food-assistance
to hungry elementary-school children in Carrboro and Chapel Hill.

"A key mission of the program," Chef Knaven explained, "is to unite students
at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill with area residents and
business people in a strategy of providing healthy meals to local youngsters
in need."

FUND-RAISER FOR HUNGRY CHILDREN

On Sunday, Oct. 20, Provence will host TABLE's First Annual Empty Bowls Event.
In exchange for a $30 donation, the fund-raiser, which runs from 4 to 7 p.m.,
will provide guests with a locally crafted pottery bowl and hearty soup dinner
replete with bread, dessert and live live entertainment.

The Empty Bowls project is an international, grassroots effort to fight
hunger. The money raised from such meals benefits local charities fighting
hunger. Guests are invited to keep the bowls as a reminder of their efforts in
supporting the program.

"TABLE is so appreciative of Provence for its help and involvement in our
First Annual Empty Bowls Event," said Ashton Chatham, executive director of
TABLE. "Chef Knaven and his staff have made it evident that they really care
and want to make a lasting difference for TABLE and the community at large."

TABLE is the only local nonprofit organization focused exclusively on
providing emergency food aid for hungry children in Chapel Hill and Carrboro.
Founded in 2007, the organization was created to unite University of North
Carolina (UNC)-Chapel Hill students and community members in the assistance
initiative. The group raises money and collects non-perishable foods for
distribution to local children in need.

Tickets for the Oct. 20 fund-raiser may be purchased online at
http://www.tablenc.org/empty-bowls/, or the day of the event. Since space is
limited, advance registration is suggested.

About Provence

Provence is a popular culinary destination specializing in regional French and
Mediterranean cuisine, prepared under the direction of famed Executive Chef
Baptist Knaven, an owner of the establishment.

For additional information about Provence, the restaurant may be reached at
919-967-5008, or visited online at http://provenceofcarrboro.com/.
Reservations also can be made online at OpenTable.com.

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