13th Annual Parade of Chefs Raises over $40,000 for the CKHA DI Equipment Renewal Campaign 13th Annual Parade of Chefs Raises over $40,000 for the CKHA DI Equipment Renewal Campaign – Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation

13th Annual Parade of Chefs Raises over $40,000 for the CKHA DI Equipment Renewal Campaign

CHATHAM, ON (Wednesday, April 15, 2015): On Thursday, April 2, 2015, the Foundation of Chatham-Kent Alliance (CKHA) hosted its 13th Annual Parade of Chefs at Club Lentinas in Chatham, raising over $40,000 for the CKHA Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign. To date, over $2.5 million has been raised for this important campaign.

This year’s sold-out event featured Celebrity Chef, Award Winning Cookbook Author and Juno Award-Winning Recording Artist Roger Mooking from Food Network’s Chopped Canada and Everyday Exotic and a seven-course meal prepared by Chefs from Chatham Breakfast House & Grille, Eat What’s Good, Gatsby’s Grill House, Harvest Moon Catering, Mamma Maria’s Ristorante, 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. 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, Heather Armstrong, Dr. Dax Biondi, Dr. Colin Bryan, Dr. John Button, Dr. Lalit Chawla, Dr. Wendy Edwards, Patti Elliott, Dr. Elizabeth Haddad, Dr. Cassie Harnarine, Dr. Connie Nasello, Kevin Shaw, Dr. Elizabeth Sherwin, Dr. Patricia Tomney, Dr. Al Trinca, Dr. Victor Varma and Dr. Donna Watterud.

“Our 13thAnnual Parade of Chefs was a wonderful and exciting evening of great food, wine and beer and fantastic entertainment courtesy of Chef Roger Mooking,” 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; KSR International Co., Precise ParkLink and RBC, Gold Sponsors; CIBC, Mittons Jewellers Ltd., OLG, Scotiabank and Westhoek Construction, Silver Sponsors; A.Thiel Marketing, DPM Insurance Group – Chatham, Mares Insurance Services Inc., Chamberlain Mercury Design & Print, Store-N-Save Self Storage and Winmar, Bronze Sponsors; Blackburn Radio Inc., CKXS FM 99.1, Live Media Works and TV Cogeco, Media Sponsors, for their support of the 13th Annual 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 CKHA. It accomplishes this through annual campaigns, capital and endowment campaigns, memorial giving, special events and planned giving. To date, the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation has raised over $38 million.

For more information, please contact:
Barbara Noorenberghe
Development Officer – Special Events
519.436.2538 or bnoorenberghe@ckha.on.ca

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On Thursday, April 2, 2015, the Foundation of Chatham-Kent Alliance (CKHA) hosted its 13th Annual Parade of Chefs at Club Lentinas in Chatham, raising over $40,000 for the CKHA Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign.
In this photo, some of the participating Chefs pose for a photo with this year’s Parade of Chefs Celebrity Chef and Emcee – Roger Mooking from Food Network’s Chopped Canada and Everyday Exotic
*Photo courtesy of Sean Harling, Phoenix Photography

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ABOVE: In this photo, some of the participating Winery and Brewery Representatives pose for a photo with this year’s Parade of Chefs Celebrity Chef and Emcee – Roger Mooking from Food Network’s Chopped Canada and Everyday Exotic
*Photos courtesy of Sean Harling, Phoenix Photography
BELOW: The 13th Annual Parade of Chefs Wine Servers, consisting of CKHA Physicians and Volunteers, gather for a photo prior to the start of the event.

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