Food Network Chef, Cookbook Author and Recording Artist Roger Mooking to Host 13th Annual Parade of Chefs Food Network Chef, Cookbook Author and Recording Artist Roger Mooking to Host 13th Annual Parade of Chefs – Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation

Food Network Chef, Cookbook Author and Recording Artist Roger Mooking to Host 13th Annual Parade of Chefs

CHATHAM, ON (Wednesday, November 19, 2014): Looking for a great Christmas present to give the food-lover in your family? On Thursday, April 2, 2015, the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation (CKHA) will host its 13th Annual Parade of Chefs, featuring Celebrity Chef, Award Winning Cookbook Author and Juno Award-Winning Recording Artist Roger Mooking from Food Network’s Chopped Canada and Everyday Exotic. All proceeds from this event will support the CKHA Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign.

13th Annual Parade of Chefs

An evening of fine dining, Parade of Chefs will feature a seven-course meal prepared by local 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 will be 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.

The Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation is also excited to welcome back, by popular demand, the CKHA Physician ‘Wine Servers’.

Introducing Chef Roger Mooking
Roger Mooking is a Food Network celebrity chef, television host, cookbook author and award-winning recording artist.

Trinidadian born chef and renaissance man Roger Mooking has earned a reputation as one of North America’s premier Chefs by developing a culinary philosophy built on the perfect execution of globally inspired culinary traditions. As a third generation restaurateur and chef, he began his formal training at the esteemed George Brown Culinary Management Program.

Currently Roger is working with HMSHost and Pearson International Airport to open “Twist by Roger Mooking”, a restaurant that incorporates a global twist on locally sourced North American comfort foods. Over the years, Roger’s restaurants have been on various “Best Of” lists and he was recently awarded the “Premiers Award” for excellence in the field of Creative Arts and Design.

He is the Host and Co-Creator of his own Internationally broadcast television series Everyday Exotic. His award-winning cookbook, based on the show, explores pairing ingredients from all corners of the globe with everyday meals. He is also the Co-Host of Heat Seekers airing on Food Network and Host of Man Fire Food on Cooking Channel.

Roger is a reoccurring judge on Chopped Canada, which premiered to an all-time audience record high for Food Network Canada.

Taking his talents outside of the kitchen, this year Roger released his most recent album, “Feedback Acoustic”. This Juno award winning recording artist has graced the stage with artists such as James Brown and Celine Dion. According to Roger ‘food feeds the body, music feeds the soul. It’s all food in various forms’.

But for Roger, what is most important is being a dedicated husband and father of four girls. You could say Roger has a full plate!

“We are so pleased to welcome Chef Roger Mooking to Chatham-Kent, next April, as our Celebrity Chef Emcee for our 13th Annual Parade of Chefs,” says Michele Grzebien-Huckson, Executive Director, Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation. “Roger’s talent and expertise, along with the talents and generosity of our participating Chefs, wineries and breweries, will make for another wonderful evening of great food, drinks and camaraderie!”

Tickets on Sale Now!

Tickets to Parade of Chefs are $125 each and can be purchased at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation at 9 Ursuline Avenue in Chatham or by calling 519-436-2538. For more information, please visit

Thank You

Many thanks to Elston Pharmacy Ltd., Platinum Sponsor; KSR International Co., Gold Sponsor; Westhoek Construction, Silver Sponsor; Winmar, Bronze Sponsor; Blackburn Radio Inc. and CKXS FM 99.1, Media Sponsors, for their support of the 13th Annual Parade of Chefs.

Sponsorship opportunities for Parade of Chefs are available. For details, please visit or contact Barbara Noorenberghe, Development Officer – Annual Giving & Special Events, at 519-436-2538 or

About the CKHA Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign

As part of the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation’s directive to raise funds to support CKHA’s Highest Priority Needs, the CKHA Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign has been launched to support CKHA in the purchase of new diagnostic imaging equipment for CKHA’s Diagnostic Imaging Department.

Phase 1 of this campaign will focus on the purchase of a new CT Scan, a new Fluoroscopy System, new Ultrasound Equipment and a new Bone Densitometer – these four key pieces of equipment serve almost every program offered at CKHA and are key for diagnoses in a multitude of cases, including heart, stroke, cancer, orthopaedics, rehabilitation, obstetrics, gynecology and urology, just to name a few.

To date, more than $2 million has been raised for this important campaign.

About the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation

The Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation (CKHA) 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 $37 million.


For more information, please contact:

Barbara Noorenberghe
Development Officer – Special Events

519.436.2538 /

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Food Network Chef, Cookbook Author and Recording Artist, Roger Mooking.

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