VIP Dinner at The Columbus Botanical Garden

Mater Mania Festival

Saturday, July 30, 2022 • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
The Food Mill in partnership with Columbus Botanical Gardens is excited to announce the first ever

Mater Mania Festival!

Join The Food Mill in partnership with the Columbus Botanical Garden for the Inaugural Mater Mania Festival VIP Dinner with Celebrity Chef, Jonathan Harrison. Enjoy an evening filled with music, specialty drinks and a farm-to-table dinner prepared by Chef Jonathan Harrison and The Food Mill using locally grown and sourced ingredients. The evening will benefit The Food Mill and the Columbus Botanical Garden in their efforts to #nourishcolumbus and serve the most food insecure of Columbus, Georgia.
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Celebrity Chef Jonathan Harrison

Hailing from Alabama, Chef Jonathan Harrison brings new life to the beloved south when he steps into the kitchen. Having recently appeared on the first season of Gordon Ramsay’s Next Level Chef on Fox, Jon’s personality is as vibrant and flavorful as the food he creates. He is known for combining traditional southern staples with flavorful ingredients from around the world to create the reimagined comfort foods that are known and loved.

As a private chef and food personality, Jon’s philosophy of sharing the south with the world while bringing the world to the south has made him a standout and fan favorite. Drawing from his roots in Columbiana, Alabama- Jon prides himself in using the freshest, locally sourced ingredients to create a dining experience like no other.

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Operating under the UGROW, Inc. 501(c)3 nonprofit, The Food Mill exists to eliminate barriers and solve issues that lead to food insecurity in the Columbus community, with a focus on community wellness. The Columbus Botanical Garden is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that is a committed partner in serving the North Highland Community and The Food Mill's mission to help solve food insecurity through the Nourish Columbus movement. CBG is a Food Mill partner farm, donating all its garden produce to the Food Mill markets.

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities to support the Mater Mania Tomato Festival please contact Lisa Johnston at or Olivia Amos at