Hear from Chef Duskie Estes of “Next Iron Chef” fame at a Virtual Happy Hour from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10! She’ll chat about the Black Piglet food truck and her new role at Farm to Pantry, a Healdsburg nonprofit that fights food waste and alleviates hunger in Sonoma County.

Guests will receive home delivery of a bottle of 2013 Slaughterhouse Syrah made by Davis Family Vineyards.  Enjoy a live recipe demonstration during happy hour by Chef Duskie and learn how Black Pig Meat Co., which she operates with husband John Stewart, produces sustainably raised meat and popular products like Swine Sweets for “snout to tail” consumption.

The recipes:

— Watermelon & Prosciutto Salad with Feta Cheese

— Pasta alla Norma with Eggplant, Tomatoes & Ricotta Salata

— Goat Cheese Gnocchi

Chef Duskie was invited to compete during two seasons of Food Network’s “Next Iron Chef” and drew accolades for almost 20 years at Zazu Kitchen & Farm restaurant in Sebastopol, which closed last year after major damage from the 2019 floods.

Visit Fresh Starts Chef Events online for tickets and more details. To guarantee wine delivery prior to the event, please reserve by Friday, Sept. 3. The presentation occurs via Zoom and guests will receive a follow-up email after registration containing a private link for the event.

Proceeds from the Virtual Happy Hour will support both Farm to Pantry and the shelter, housing and training programs at Homeward Bound of Marin.

Thanks to The Republic of Tea, premier sponsor for Fresh Starts Chef Events.