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Chef Phillip Dewayne Prepped to Deliver Amazing Party Packs for Auction

This year’s auction features Party Packs provided by Park + Cherry, a black-owned restaurant located inside The Dixon Gallery and Gardens. Chef Phillip Dewayne, chef and owner of Park + Cherry, is also the founder of the Chef Phillip Dewayne Foundation, a nonprofit organization that creates healthy culinary programs to serve communities of color.

Born and raised in Memphis, Chef Phillip trained under Executive Chef Andreas Kisler at the Peabody Hotel. While he’s traveled the world providing exquisite culinary experiences with his amazing food, he’s focused on tackling issues in his hometown.

“Obesity and food deserts are a huge problem in Memphis, and underprivileged neighborhoods have limited access to food that’s affordable and nutritious,” he shared in a profile in the Memphis Business Journal after being recognized as one of Memphis’ top 40 under 40. “Most families in these areas aren’t properly nourished and rely on processed foods… associated with weight issues/obesity. The main objective of the Chef Phillip Dewayne Foundation is to educate individuals in these areas on how to eat and where to access healthy food.”

While he’s traveled the world providing exquisite culinary experiences with his amazing food, he gives his time and efforts to worthy causes in Memphis, where he was born and raised. From giving out free meals during the pandemic to participating in Memphis Dining Week, Chef Phillip’s abilities in the kitchen are only matched by his passion for philanthropy.

"Chef Phillip Dewayne brings so much more than just delicious food and a new energy in the cafe space," shared Chantal Drake of the Dixon. "He is also heavily invested in Memphis and has embraced the role as a change agent in the city.”

”We are incredibly excited to be partnering with Chef Phillip and his team for this year’s Auction, as supporting our community partners is a big part of what makes Lausanne’s Auction such a special event,” said Amber Colvin, Lausanne’s Director of Special Events. “Despite having to go virtual this year, we know his delicious globally-inspired culinary delights will transport everyone, in this case, back to the 80s!”

“I’m excited to share what we’re preparing for this year’s auction,” says Chef Phillip. “Be prepared to have your senses and palate dazzled as we celebrate Lausanne!”

To order one of Chef Phillip’s Lausanne Party Packs, visit our website here.

Posted by Shayne Dotson at 12:22