On Thursday, April 7, 2016, the Foundation of Chatham-Kent Alliance (CKHA) hosted its 14th Annual Parade of Chefs at Club Lentinas in Chatham, raising $50,000 for the CKHA Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign. To date, over $3.7 million has been raised for this important campaign.

This year’s sold-out event featured Chef, TV Director, Host of his own YouTube Channel and Food Editor-in-Chief for Canadian Living Magazine, Chef Mike Ward and a seven-course meal prepared by local Chefs from Chatham 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.

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. Wendy Edwards, Patti Elliott, Dr. Cassie Harnarine, Dr. Tony McElligott, Dr. Siva Murugappan, Dr. Connie Nasello, Kevin Shaw, Dr. Linda Sinnaeve, Dr. David Sullivan, Dr. Patricia Tomney, Dr. Al Trinca, Dr. Donna Watterud and Dr. Nadine Yammine.

“Our 14thAnnual Parade of Chefs was once again a wonderful evening of great food, wine and beer and fantastic entertainment courtesy of Chef Mike Ward,” says Michele Grzebien-Huckson, Executive Director, Foundation of CKHA. “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 support.”

Many thanks to our event sponsors – Elston Pharmacy Ltd. and Glenn Seed, Platinum Sponsors; Precise ParkLink Inc., Gold Sponsor; CIBC, Club Lentinas, Mittons Jewellers Ltd., Northwest Healthcare Properties and OLG, Silver Sponsors; Abstract Marketing, Chamberlain Mercury Design & Print, DPM Insurance Group – Chatham, Honeywell, Mares Insurance Services Inc., Scotiabank and Winmar, Bronze Sponsors; Blackburn Radio Inc., CKXS FM 99.1 and TV Cogeco, Media Sponsors, for their support of the 14th Annual Parade of Chefs.

About the Foundation of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance
The Foundation of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (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 Foundation of CKHA has raised over $40 million.

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

Pictured:  Dr. John and Mrs. Debbie Button pose for a photo with Chef Mike Ward.  Dr. Button has been a volunteer Wine Server for this event since 2007 and Debbie is a long-time member of the Parade of Chefs Steering Committee.

 

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The 14th Annual Parade of Chefs Wine Servers, consisting of CKHA Physicians and Foundation of CKHA Volunteers, gather for a photo prior to the start of the event.

Winner of SILVER SPONSOR Mitton Jewellers - 10K White Gold Bracelet

Chef Mike Ward poses with Christane Millar – winner of the evening’s Grand Prize, a white gold diamond bracelet generously donated by Mittons Jewellers Ltd. in Ridgetown.

 

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Volunteer Wine Server, Dr. Donna Watterud, poses with attendees at the 14th Annual Parade of Chefs held on Thursday, April 7, 2016, at Club Lentinas in Chatham.

 

Chef Heather Zimmer of Chatham Breakfast House & Grille's Cheddar Apple Pastry Rose paired wth Mead by Munro's Winery

A glimpse of one of the wonderful dishes prepared by the talented Chefs at the 14th Annual Parade of Chefs.