Nashville CARES Announces 2013 Dining Out For Life Co-Chairs

Monday, February 04, 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The 11th Annual Dining Out For Life returns to Nashville on Tuesday, April 23, 2013. Area restaurants will join in for a one-day celebration of food, friendship and fundraising!


The event’s returning co-chairs, Bob Deal and Jay Matheney, are excited to welcome author and Nashville Scene food blogger, Chris Chamberlain as a co-chair. Co-Chairs, in addition to Kay West, Honorary Co-Chair, are excited to welcome new and returning restaurants to this year’s Dining Out For Life Nashville event.


“Dining Out For Life is such a simple and pleasurable way to support a great cause—come together at the table with good friends to enjoy good food. We are so grateful for the ongoing generosity of Nashville’s independent restaurant community who year after year extend such wonderful hospitality to Nashville CARES and this very special event,” said West.


Over 60 restaurants will participate, donating 30% – 100% of their sales for breakfast, lunch or dinner to Nashville CARES that day.  All you have to do is gather your friends, family and coworkers and head to a local participating restaurant.


“Dining Out For Life is one of Nashville CARES’ most successful events for two primary reasons.  First and foremost, the incredible generosity of Nashville’s restaurant community in coming together for this one-day event.  Second, it’s easy for anyone to participate:  just dine out at any of the participating restaurants around town, and a portion of your check will be donated to CARES,” said Co-Chair, Jay Matheney.


Co-Chair and long time supporter of CARES, Chris Chamberlain, said he “is very pleased to be able to contribute to the organization in this new way; as a food writer, I make part of my living thanks to Nashville’s restaurant community and I’m proud that they also step up to help out this very worthwhile cause.”


Nashville CARES holds the Dining Out For Life event in Nashville.  For one day of the year, we encourage Nashville to Dine Out and Fight AIDS!  All proceeds from Dining Out For Life support Nashville CARES’ programs and services that support thousands of people living with HIV/AIDS here in our community.  To find a participating restaurant, visit