By Raquel Sa
Special to the Chatham Voice
The Foundation of the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance continued its string of successes, raising $50,000 at its 14th annual Parade of Chefs at Club Lentinas in Chatham for the CKHA Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign.
This year’s sold-out event was “a wonderful evening of great food, wine and beer and fantastic entertainment courtesy of Chef Mike Ward.” Says Michele Grzerbien-Huckson, Executive Director, Foundation of CKHA.
Chef Mike Ward, TV Director, host of his own YouTube Channel and Food Editor-in-Chief for Canadian Living Magazine, was featured in this year’s Parade of Chefs.
A seven-course meal was prepared by local Chefs from Chatham’s Breakfast House & Grille, Eat What’s Good, Harvest Moon Catering, Mamma Maria’s Ristorante, T-Bones Grill House, The Chilled Cork Restaurant & Lounge and Willow Ridge Golf & Country Club.
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.
To date, over $40 million has been raised to support CKHA through annual campaigns, capital and endowment campaigns, memorial giving, special events and planned giving. Over $3.7 million has been raised for the Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal campaign alone.