12th Annual Parade of Chefs Raises over $46,000 for CKHA’s Most Urgent Capital Equipment Needs 12th Annual Parade of Chefs Raises over $46,000 for CKHA’s Most Urgent Capital Equipment Needs – Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation

12th Annual Parade of Chefs Raises over $46,000 for CKHA’s Most Urgent Capital Equipment Needs

CHATHAM, ON (Tuesday, April 8, 2014): On Thursday, April 3, 2014, the Foundation of Chatham-Kent Alliance (CKHA) hosted its 12th Annual Parade of Chefs at Club Lentinas in Chatham, raising over $46,000 for CKHA’s most urgent capital equipment needs.

This year’s sold-out event featured special guest and celebrity emcee, Bob Blumer from Food Network’s Surreal Gourmet, Glutton for Punishment and World’s Weirdest Restaurants and a seven-course meal prepared by Chefs from the Chatham Breakfast House & Grille, Gatsby’s Grill House, Harvest Moon Catering, Mamma Maria’s Ristorante, Rossini’s Restaurant, T-Bones Grill House and The Chilled Cork Restaurant & Lounge.

Each course was accompanied by wines from Aleksander Estate Winery, Early Acres Estate Winery, Munro’s Meadery, Pelee Island Winery & Vineyards Inc., Smith & Wilson Estate Wines and Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery and beer from Bayside Brewing Co. and Railway City Brewing Company.

A fun and unique element of the event were the evening’s ‘Wine Servers’ – CKHA Physicians and volunteers; Dr. Dennis Atoe, Dr. Kate Bailey, Dr. Dax Biondi, Dr. Colin Bryan, Dr. John Button, Dr. Lalit Chawla, Dr. Jason Denys, Dr. Elizabeth Haddad, Dr. John Leigh, Dr. Anthony McElligott, Dr. Claire Miller, Dr. Elizabeth Sherwin, Dr. David Sullivan, Dr. Patricia Tomney, Dr. Donna Watterud and Patti Elliott.

“Our 12thAnnual Parade of Chefs was a wonderful evening of great food, wine and beer and fantastic entertainment courtesy of Bob Blumer,” says Michele Grzebien-Huckson, Executive Director, Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation. “As always, a sincere thank you to the participating Chefs, Wineries and Breweries for their generous donation of time, talents and product to this year’s Parade of Chefs. I would also like to acknowledge the efforts of our CKHA ‘Wine Servers’, event volunteers, attendees, sponsors, donors and the local media – we are very grateful for your ongoing support.”

Many thanks to our event sponsors – Elston Pharmacy Ltd., Platinum Sponsor; Precise Park Link and RBC, Gold Sponsors; CIBC, Jerry O’Brien Professional Corporation, OLG Ontario Lottery & Gaming and Scotiabank Group, Silver Sponsors; A. Thiel Marketing, DPM Insurance (Chatham), Mares Insurance Services Inc., Mittons Jewellers Ltd., Store-N-Save Self Storage, The UPS Store and Winmar, Bronze Sponsors, for their generous support of this year’s Parade of Chefs.

About the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation

The Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation was established in 1998 to enhance the quality of healthcare available to the citizens of Chatham-Kent by raising funds and providing other resources to support Chatham-Kent Health Alliance. It accomplishes this through annual campaigns, capital and endowment campaigns, memorial giving, special events and planned giving. To date, the Foundation has raised over $37 million.


For more information, please contact:

Barbara Noorenberghe
Development Officer – Annual Giving & Special Events

519.436.2538 or bnoorenberghe@ckha.on.ca

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