The Artisan Cup & Fork competition and fundraiser was a huge success, especially for an inaugural event. “The atmosphere in the room that night was outstanding. Interacting directly with those you're feeding is very rewarding for a chef. It's really the essence of what dining is supposed to be all about [...] events like the ACF give people a chance to reconnect with each other, as well as the land and resources around them in a way that is completely natural, albeit rare. You could really feel that the participants were passionate about great food, quality ingredients, and a good brew."