ICYMI: A Fundraising Bash at Willie Nelson's Private Ranch

ICYMI: A Fundraising Bash at Willie Nelson's Private Ranch

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ICYMI: A Fundraising Bash at Willie Nelson's Private Ranch

March 20, 2017
     
Celebrity Chefs
Celebrity chefs from near and far donated their time to cooking up a BBQ feast for guests. Photos by: Robert Lerma

At this year's annual fundraising Pot Luck, Wholesome Wave supporters enjoyed a night of Texas BBQ, conversation and music under the stars, all benefitting our work in 46 states and counting. 

Celebrity chef Scott Conant (right) offered up his culinary talents for this year's Chefs' Pot Luck.
Celebrity Chef Scott Conant (right) offered up his culinary talents for this year's Chefs' Pot Luck

Luck Sign
The setting: Willie Nelson's private ranch in the heart of Texas Hill Country.

Guests at Texas Pot Luck
Guests enjoy the Texas sunshine before the BBQ feast.

Scott Conant preparing for Pot Luck
Chef Scott Conant stirs a steaming pot of polenta, or as it’s known in Texas, grits.

Guest at Texas Pot Luck
Cowboy boots go with everything in Texas. Many guests wore “ranch dressing.”

Photo Booth at Luck, TX
Guests upped their selfie game with a photo booth housed in an old-school caravan.

Sign at Luck, TX
It wouldn’t be Willie’s without a stellar lineup of musicians.

Dinner Plate at Luck, TX
Yes, it was a Texas BBQ, but naturally we served up veggies, too.

Guests gathered under the big top for a family style feast.
Guests gathered under the big top for a family style feast.

Founder & CEO Michel Nischan Greets Guests at Chefs' Pot Luck
Our founder and CEO, Michel Nischan, greets the crowd.

Celebrity Chefs Prepared a BBQ Feast for Guests at this Year's Chefs' Pot Luck
Chefs make final preparations for the Texas meal.

Just as nature dimmed the lights, the performers prepared to take the stage.
Just as nature dimmed the lights, the performers prepared to take the stage.

An Empty Stage before Willie Nelson Performs for Guests
Guests awaited the one and only Willie Nelson.

Guests got a private performance from the legend himself, Willie Nelson.
Guests got a private performance from the legend himself, Willie Nelson.

Our big, happy crowd under the big Texas sky.
Our big, happy crowd under the big Texas sky.

Willie shared the stage with his favorite back-up singers, his own family.
Willie shared the stage with his favorite back-up singers, his own family.