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Small Plates select Chef Wil Pelly as Featured Chef for their first event – Empanadas! Empanadas!


Saint Louis, MO (February 15, 2012) – Wil Pelly, Chef de Cuisine at Diablitos Cantina, a Mexican street fare dining concept brought to you by In Good Company, LLC, will be the featured chef for Small Plates first official event – EMPANADAS! EMPANADAS! – a cooking demonstration and interactive class to be hosted on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at Urban Eats Café.  Happy Hour will begin at 6:30pm, followed by the demonstration and class at 7:30pm.  Chef Pelly will educate his audience with the history of Latin American cuisine, Empanada preparation, plating and tequila parings.   A portion of ticket proceeds will be donated the St. Louis Area Food Bank. Tickets can be purchased online

Small Plates is a local St. Louis gathering that aims to combine exciting culinary cuisine and networking. Their goal is to bring people together with food, drinks and to give back. Each event will feature an up and coming professional chef in the surrounding area that will demonstrate different ways to prepare food. Then, you will have an opportunity to customize a small plate under the watchful eye of the chef.  Ten percent of all proceeds will go to the local charity selected for that month.

For additional information, contact Alison Hankins, Chief Marketing Officer, at or by phone at (314) 644-4430.

About In Good Company, LLC

In Good Company, LLC is owned by St. Louis’ well known and distinguished serial entrepreneurs Ami Grimes and Gurpreet Padda.  Priding themselves as being the patron saints of lost real estate causes with emphasis on restaurant projects and revitalizing surrounding communities with a mission to provide a comfortable, inviting atmosphere where people gather over great food and amazing cocktails for an unforgettable culinary dining experience.

About St. Louis Food Bank

St. Louis Food Bank is the largest non-profit distributor of food in the bi-state area, distributing over 2 million pounds of food each month to 500+ food pantries, homeless shelters, soup kitchens and emergency feeding programs throughout 14 counties in eastern Missouri and 12 counties in southwestern Illinois.

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