Ramp Fest returns to benefit Hardesty Scholarship and other causes

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After a successful debut in 2023, Ramp Fest is back for its second year, promising another unparalleled culinary experience at Kan-Kan Cinema & Restaurant located in Indy’s Windsor Park neighborhood. Building on the success of the inaugural Ramp Fest, this year’s event boasts impressive lineup of creative dishes as attendees savor small bites prepared by some of the area’s top chefs.

Ramps, a wild onion native to the region, take center stage in the dishes, offering a unique and savory twist to each creation. Attendees will enjoy a day of delicious food, live music, art and a celebration of the late chef Greg Hardesty, whose impact on the Indianapolis food scene can be felt throughout the city.

Having high profile chefs is important, but Ramp Fest also benefits the community, with a portion of ticket proceeds going to support the Greg Hardesty Culinary Scholarship at Ivy Tech Community College, ACLU Indiana and the Flanner House.

Tickets are available at Eventbrite.
Participating chefs include:
Michael Conley, Kan-Kan Cinema & Restaurant
Oya Woodruff, Chef’s Oya’s The TRAP
Brady Foster, Foster’s Catering (2023 World Food Championships finalist)
Erin Kem & Logan McMahan, Nicole Taylor’s Pasta + Market + Backroom Eatery
Samir & Rachel Mohammad, 9th Street Bistro (2023 James Beard Award semifinalist)
Becky Hostetter, formerly of Duos Indy
Brittney Baxter, Eat Surreal
Paul Dickens, Paul’s Kitchen
Esteban Rosas & Gabriel Sanudo, Julieta Taco Shop
Youssef Boudarine, Bluebeard + J’adore Pastry
Josh & Julie Baker, The Open Fire
Alan Sternberg, Bluebeard (2016 & 2018 James Beard Award semifinalist)
Chris Benedyk, Love Handle
Whitney Barnett, Positive Foodie Vibes
Lindsey Nowlin & Lauren Warfield- The Model Chef

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