UPDATE: Hatebreed's Jamey Jasta has joined the event as co-host with Killswitch Engage's Jesse Leach.
ORIGINAL STORY, 4/24/18: Chef Brian Tsao, best known for competing on Beat Bobby Flay and Chopped (as well as appearing on Metal Injection's "Taste of Metal" webseries) is linking up with Food Network star Chris Santos (who we recently profiled) to present Small Bites of Hope, a culinary fundraiser co-presented by Revolver to support proactive suicide prevention, mental health education and outreach. Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach will host the benefit, to be held May 9th at Santos' restaurant Vandal, located at 199 Bowery in New York City.
All proceeds from Small Bites of Hope will benefit Hope for the Day, a Chicago-based nonprofit aimed at achieving proactive suicide prevention through mental health education and community-building initiatives. Tsao and Leach supported the cause last year with the inaugural Small Bites of Hope at the Factory Studio in NYC on May 18th. This year's event will feature a collaboratively designed staple menu by Tsao and Santos showcasing street food, small-bite hors d'oeuvres and signature cocktails.
"I'm honored to be a part of Small Bites of Hope once again," Leach says of the event. "Raising awareness and keeping the topic of mental health on the forefront of our community is crucial. It helps people realize they are not alone in this struggle."
Santos adds, "It's been a pleasure to have Chef Brian Tsao not only a part of our family at [Santos' restaurant] Beauty & Essex, but also in the music industry! We're excited to host this fundraiser and to bring attention to the help that is needed for all of those affected by mental health issues."
Get tickets for Small Bites of Hope here.
Revolver's co-sponsors of the 2018 Small Bites of Hope event include Metal Blade Records, Black Light Media, Jackson Guitars, Dark Matter Coffee and Nightowl Studios.
Below, see Jesse Leach open up about his own struggle with anxiety and depression as part of Revolver's "Rise Above" series: