2015 Chefs’ Night Out Best Bite Winners

Chefs’ Night Out brings together Lane County’s finest restaurants, wineries, microbreweries and caterers under one roof for one delicious evening to benefit FOOD for Lane County. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, 100% of Chefs’ Night Out ticket sales benefit FOOD for Lane County’s efforts to alleviate hunger in Lane County.

Congratulations 2015 Best Bite Winners!

Mike West Best Overall Bite

Marché Provisions
Honorable Mention – Falling Sky Brewing

Best Vegetarian Bite

Membrillo Latin Cafe
Honorable Mention – Party Downtown

Best Savory Bite

Honorable Mention – Fisherman’s Market

Best Sweet Bite

Marché Provisions
Honorable Mention – Red Wagon Creamery

Best Presentation and Hospitality

Koho Bistro and LCC Culinary Arts Program (tie)

People’s Choice Award

King Estate Winery

Chef’s Night Out 2015 Sponsors

Title Sponsor

Carte du Jour Sponsor

Dinner Tray Sponsor

  • The West Family in Memory of Mike West

People’s Choice Award Sponsor

Gold Fork Sponsors

Studio Sponsors

Silver Spoon Sponsors

Taxi Sponsor

Bronze Knife Sponsors

Mike West and the History of Chef’s Night Out

The concept for Chefs’ Night Out was discovered and developed for FOOD for Lane County by Eugene restaurant owner and chef Mike West. Mike spearheaded the first event in 1991. He contacted local vendors and farmers to procure donated goods. As co-owner of Café Zenon, he held the first event at his restaurant one rainy Sunday afternoon. Fifty people enjoyed a six-course meal with proceeds going to hunger organizations.

The following year, Mike expanded his efforts by including several downtown restaurants to create a “Dine Around Town” night. In the event’s third year, Mike approached the Hult Center and successfully moved the event to this new and unique venue. Twenty restaurants participated and 250 people attended. Now in its 25th year, Chefs’ Night Out has grown to include over 50 restaurants and wine and beverage purveyors.