– February 13th Benefiting St. Michael Special School –
New Orleans, LA (January 5, 2007) – Some of New Orleans’ best-known and most talented chefs will come together to cook, teach, entertain and serve up an amazing lunch for local food lovers at the 30th Annual “Chefs’ Charity for Children” fundraiser. It will be held on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel.
Proceeds from this annual event benefit St. Michael Special School in New Orleans, which serves students of all ages who are developmentally disabled.
The program will feature cooking demonstrations by chefs John Besh (Restaurant August), Frank Brigtsen (Brigtsen’s), Leah Chase (Dooky Chase), John Folse (Lafitte’s Landing, Bittersweet Plantation), Goffredo Fraccaro, Chris Kerageorgiou (La Provence), Emeril Lagasse (Emeril’s), Gunter Preuss (Broussard’s), the Wong Brothers (Trey Yuen) and David Woodward (Hilton New Orleans Riverside). Also new to the lineup this year are chefs Andrea Apuzzo (Andrea’s) and Greg Sonnier (Gabrielle).
Tickets are $55 each, or $550 for a table of ten. All seating is reserved. The ticket entitles the guest to a viewing of the chef cooking demos, a luncheon featuring the chef’s demonstration dishes, including wine, coffee and sweets; a chance to win prizes, and a special 2007 Chefs’ Charity Cookbook.
Limited tickets are available by calling St. Michael Special School at 504-524-7285.
The Chefs’ Charity for Children was founded three decades ago, building on the generosity of several local chefs all of whom donate their time and talents. They were inspired by the late, legendary chef Warren Leruth, who came up with the idea, as a fundraiser for St. Michael. Leruth partnered with Phil Johnson, the retired editorialist and assistant general manager of WWL-TV (himself a well-known gourmand) to organize the event, which has grown tremendously over the years, raising thousands of dollars for St. Michael. The school was founded in 1965 by the late Sister Lillian McCormack. It has served more than 5,700 students from the metropolitan and outlying areas of New Orleans.