A Taste Of Independents Fundraiser

Executive Chef Harold Baker, left, and Sous Chef Zack Wolf of Gary’s on Spring prepare another round of Chef Harold’s Award Winning Meatballs at A Taste of Independents, a fundraiser for Apron, Inc., at The Olmsted on Frankfort Avenue. July 12, 2015
Executive Chef Harold Baker, left, and Sous Chef Zack Wolf of Gary’s on Spring prepare another round of Chef Harold’s Award Winning Meatballs at A Taste of Independents, a fundraiser for Apron, Inc., at The Olmsted on Frankfort Avenue. July 12, 2015

Sunday I shot the “A Taste of Independents” Apron, Inc. fundraiser at The Olmsted for The Courier-Journal. It appeared in Monday’s print edition on the Metro section cover.

Normally, I don’t taste – I’m there to shoot, and it’s not easy. I’m looking for candid situations in a crowded, visually cluttered space in a limited amount of time. I don’t have hands free to carry food and drink around.

But I broke my rule! I tried Varanese’s Bourbon Barrel Smoked Pork Chop Topped with Apple-Bacon Chutney. It was so good. And, I was just standing there by the table for Ward 426, so I tried their Bacon Wrapped Chorizo-stuffed Dates in a Tomato Barbecue Sauce with Judy Schad Goat Cheese. My God. I had to get out of there! On my way out, I passed Chef Dean Corbett, owner of Corbett’s and Equus & Jack’s Lounge, talking with award-winning photographer Dan Dry. They were about to part, but seeing that I was about to photograph them, it seemed that Dan paused just long enough for me to frame and shoot … Candid enough!

See my photos and text at The Courier-Journal.com: Foodies enjoy fundraiser for independent eateries