Metro Detroit reality show contestant hosts benefit dinner in Birmingham

"Around the World in 80 Plates" contestant Gary Walker hosting dinner to benefit Earthworks Urban Farm of Detroit

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BIRMINGHAM, Mich. - Chef and Bravo's "Around the World in 80 Plates" reality cable series contestant Gary Walker is preparing a 5-course dinner with some of the proceeds benefiting Earthworks Urban Farm of Detroit.

The dinner is scheduled Friday night at the Spice & Tea Exchange of Birmingham, north of Detroit. It is inspired by Walker's time on the popular television culinary competition.

Walker was voted off the show last week.

He is a Detroit native, Wayne State University graduate and owner of a Chicago-based catering company.

Earthworks Urban Farm runs a 1.5-acre farm and apiary, hosts classes for Detroit gardeners and holds youth programs. It is a program of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen.

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