Culinary Challenge - Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Culinary Challenge for a Cause - A Time for Chefs to Shine
Our 4th Annual Culinary Challenge held on December 3rd was a time for Chefs to shine. We doubled the number of chefs and people at this wonderful culinary extravaganza this year! A salute to the wonderful chefs and the 10 healthcare communities who donated their time, talent and resources to put on a Culinary event for Charity like no other. It was a festive December evening at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet with a culinary tasting, wreath auction, celebrity judges and Lite Rock 105 Brian Demay as our Master of Ceremonies. "We salute the chefs from the healthcare communities who make this wonderful food for their residents each and every day and we are so fortunate to showcase their talents at this event," said RI Chapter Executive Director, Donna McGowan.
Chefs from the 10 healthcare communities included Chefs Jonathan Misunas and Amanda Gariepy of Bayberry Commons; Chefs David Silva and Steve Morrissette of Benchmark Senior Living; Chefs Tory Williams of Coventry Nursing & Rehab Center; Chef Ryan Whalen of Greenville Nursing & Rehab Center; Chef David Kruzona of Greenwood Nursing Center; Chef Tom Creighton of Heritage Hills; Chef Ghazal Ghazal of Riverview Health Center; Chef Steve Bernardi of Scalabrina Villa; Chef John Hendrickson of Scallop Shell and Chef Jeff Simshauser of the Village House participated in the culinary tasting for the public and were also judged on their talents. An exciting panel of celebrity judges including: WPRI 12 Anchor Mike Montecalvo;Top Fundraiser for the Walk, Ted Orson; Johnson & Wales Chef Frank Terranova and RI Monthly's Jamie Coehlo. RI Monthly was on hand to take photographs for the magazine as well. Check us out in the April issue!