The Women Who Taught us to Cook

Asheville, NC – A night honoring the powerful women who have defined the way we cook, the way we approach food, and the way we eat.

The details:

6 courses. 6 dynamic stories. Our humble twists.
March 16, 2017
6 pm.
$70 per person.
To make a reservation for the event, Table requests that you email [email protected] or call the restaurant directly at 828.254.8980.

The story:

Table, located in the heart of downtown, is pleased to announce a series of focused dinners to benefit several causes carefully chosen by the staff.

The first dinner, scheduled for March 16th, 2017, is entitled ‘The Women Who Taught Us To Cook’. The event was inspired by notable female chef’s throughout history who helped shape the way the chef’s involved with the event approach food and cooking. The dinner will consist of six unique courses, with wine pairings from globally recognized female wine producers.

To add to the excitement, several well-known female chef’s from the Asheville area have volunteered to co-collaborate on the menu. The Imperial Life Cocktail Lounge, located upstairs from the restaurant, will be hosting an after party with a female led bar staff and DJ following dinner.

The Women Who Taught Us to CookChef and owner Jacob Sessoms says that the inspiration for this series came to the staff after attending the Women’s March on Asheville in January.

Sessoms explained, “We had been kicking around the idea of this series for some time and after feeling the energy that that demonstration brought, we knew that this specific dinner had to kick off the whole thing. My staff is uniquely diverse and yet so connected to their feelings about community and giving back. I’m truly blessed to have so many talented women on my team, they truly keep the wheels in motion. This dinner belongs to them.”

All proceeds for the first dinner will go Planned Parenthood. Table’s Chef de Cuisine Elizabeth Schultenover states that the opportunity to donate profits from this dinner Planned Parenthood is very important to her and that she is looking forward to seeing the community come out to support the cause she cares so much about, while celebrating the women who inspired her to become a chef.

Subsequent dinners in this series will be announced at a later date and will all be focused on giving back to the Asheville community.

The lineup:

Elizabeth Schultenover – Table
Sarah Cousler – Buxton Hall
Alyssa Mikus – Cucina 24
Ashley Capps – Buxton Hall
Suzy Phillips – Gypsy Queen
Katie Ryder – Cucina24
Laura Krengel – Table


Table is a small, seasonal, New American restaurant in the heart of downtown Asheville. Always inventive and at times whimsical, chef Jacob Sessoms’ daily changing menu is inspired by a wealth of American culinary traditions, paying particular homage to the South. Upon opening the doors in 2005, Table committed to supporting, celebrating, and showcasing regional and sustainable agriculture. Jacob and his team foster long-standing relationships with farmers and purveyors in Western NC and throughout the Southeast.
Complimenting the critically acclaimed cuisine is an equally intelligent and imaginative wine and craft cocktail list, represented both in the dining room and upstairs at The Imperial Life cocktail and charcuterie lounge. In the intimate dining room and at the small chef’s bar, a welcoming staff of service professionals ensure that guests are comfortable and well-informed.

48 College St
Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: (828) 254-8980