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Culinary Challenge for a Cause - Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Location: Rhodes on the Pawtuxet 60 Rhodes Place, Cranston, RI 02905

Time: 5:30pm-6:15 pm Cocktail Reception
6:15pm -9:00pm Chefs' Tasting, Entertainment & Awards

Calling all "foodies" and people who like to have fun! For the past five years, we have held a food challenge and silent auction event called "Culinary Challenge for a Cause' to benefit the programs and services of the Alzheimer's Association. The Culinary Challenge is back on December 2nd, 2015 at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet at 5:30 pm - 9:00pm and it is bigger and better than ever- more chefs including 10-12 food stations are competing and we are expecting over 200 people. This is the 6th year for the Culinary Challenge and we hope to raise $10,000 to support local programs for families dealing with the challenges of Alzheimer's Disease. The Culinary Challenge is an exciting event with guest judges Chef Terranova from Johnson & Wales, WPRI Anchor Mike Montecalvo, and more. Exciting panel of celebrity judges, plus "you" be the judge of the People's Choice Award. Sample gourmet foods from top chefs, in the past menus included Beef Tenderloin wrapped in Bacon, Candied Bourbon Mac N Cheese, Lobster salad sliders, Baked Stuffed Shrimp. Along with the tasting and voting for your favorite chef, there will be entertainment, and we will also have a magnificent auction to get a head start on that holiday shopping.

The chefs participating in the Culinary Challenge work all day in their respective healthcare communities, then work all night preparing their food stations with gourmet food to be sampled by the public. They also create elaborate displays and there will only be one winner for Top Chef-People's Choice, Top Chef, Judge's Choice, and Best Display. Some of the facilities participating this year include Benchmark Senior Living, John Clarke Retirement Home, Genesis Healthcare, Scalabrini Villa, Scallop Shell Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Scandanavian Home, Village House and Health Concepts. This is an event you will not want to miss! The Culinary Challenge could be the perfect holiday party for your office! Tickets must be purchase in advance, tickets purchase at the door will be $50. Purchase tickets online through the links below, or call 1-800-272-3900.

Click here to purchase 1 ticket for $35

Click here to purchase 10 tickets or more for $30 each

Please join us and bring your culinary talents. This year we want at least 10 participating facilities. We are encouraging all chefs from the healthcare community to join in. Chefs will prepare their favorite item (appetizer, entree, or dessert) in small sample portions for at least 200-250 people and decorate their display booth to win a coveted prize.

Chef Requirements for participation:

  • a RI Dept. of Health Food License with Product Liability Insurance and an Ingredients statement "this product may contain..."
  • $100 donation to the Alzheimer's Association to secure your spot
  • Provide your own food & cooking items
  • Bring your own staff
  • Cannot use oven at venue, but you can use electric or portable propane stoves
  • Plastic plates, utensils, napkins
  • Email a photo and short one paragraph bio to

Rhode Island Chapter will provide:

  • Tables and linens
  • Invitations, promotions
  • Vendor space



All proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer's Association Rhode Island Chapter
245 Waterman Street, Suite 306, Providence RI 02906
1-800-272-3900 -



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