As part of its 2017 Global Georgia Initiative, the UGA Willson Center is teaming up with Hugh Acheson’s Seed Life Skills nonprofit for a star-studded symposium Wednesday afternoon. A free panel discussion at the UGA Chapel at 4 p.m. features Acheson, “Top Chef” judge Tom Colicchio, Eater Executive Editor Rashid Nuri, author and food-equity advocate Michael Nischan and several other foodie heavy-hitters. That same evening, there’s a Seed Life Skills benefit dinner at Five & Ten, where Acheson, Richard Neal and Matthew Palmerlee will present a four-course meal that also includes snacks and Creature Comforts beer. Tickets are $100 and available at fiveandten.com.
Events include a student cooking competition, a panel discussion on "Food, Culture and Community" featuring Tom Colicchio (head judge of "Top Chef") and moderated by Hugh Acheson (4 p.m., UGA Chapel), and a benefit dinner (7 p.m.). Proceeds benefit Seed Life Skills. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.