important update about
from the ashes 2020
An American Smoked and Fired Foods Adventure
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
We have stepped back and watched the current state of the food service industry decline over the past few weeks, waiting to see if it would recover quickly enough that we could ensure that FTA2020 would take place.
While we are sure that this global pandemic will eventually subside, our hearts over the past few weeks have been with our Pitmasters and local application chefs, watching them fight to keep their doors open first through distancing, and then through directed orders to go to delivery and pick-up options only. Many potential diners are opting to stay home, making it harder and harder for their delicious establishments to pull through.
We can't, in good conscience, ask our Pitmasters to leave their businesses to join us in North Idaho right now, when they'll just be starting to pick up the pieces after this momentous series of events.
So we are sad to say that we will be cancelling our 2020 From The Ashes Event, out of respect for the hardship it will cause for some of our Pitmasters and event partners to be able to join us.
We have BIG BIG plans in the works for 2021 already though!
Important information for you to know:
We also encourage you to make a donation to Operation BBQ Relief, an event partner who is doing really cool things feeding people amidst this crisis and other disasters nationweide:
We also recognize how hard it is on our sponsors at this time. Many of our sponsors have shifted their efforts to using their resources to meeting people's very basic needs and feeding them on a large scale. We want to recognize and appreciate those efforts, and encourage you to check out our website, www.fromtheashesidaho.com for a list of our sponsors and event partners, and be sure to follow their efforts on social media.
Our hope is that all of our amazing sponsors and Pitmasters can join us again in 2021, and that you'll be there with us as we celebrate our BBQ and food community!
Please stay tuned in to our social media pages for any new developments.
We appreciate each and every one of you.
Wendi Haught, Anthony DiBernardo, Chris Varela
and the whole From The Ashes Family