The January fundraiser for Make-A-Wish will include these 16 Wilmington and North Carolina chefs serving multiple courses.
The Eastern North Carolina chapter of Make-A-Wish will host their signature fundraising event, Thursday, Jan. 30 — a culinary tasting with 16 of the area’s top chefs.
Wish Upon A Chef, to be held at 6 p.m. at UNCW’s Burney Center, will present four courses by the participating chefs, all to raise funds for granting the wishes of children with critical illnesses in a evening of, “entertainment, inspiration and delicious food.”
Diners can expect tableside service during the multi-course tasting, live and silent auctions, live entertainment and stories from local Wish families during the event presented by Wilmington Dermatology Center.
This year’s roster includes local chefs Christi Ferretti of Pine Valley Market; Marc Berruet of Bald Head Island’s Sweet Bay Catering; Joseph Heskin of Grand Cru Food & Wine; Sam Cahoon of Savorez; Ryan Andress of UNCW Catering; Chris Williamson of Slainte Irish Pub in Monkey Junction; Cape Fear Seafood Company chefs Brett Chamberlin and Richard Staley; Andrew Stanley of Waterman’s Brewing Company; Samuel Lawler of Catering Thyme at Beau Rivage; and Michelle Rock of Momma Rocks and T’Geaux Boys food trucks. Chefs from the Wilmington Nothing Bundt Cakes, Chopt Creative Salad Co. and Chicken Salad Chick will also participate.
Regional chefs will include Sokun Slama of The Chef & The Frog in Whiteville and Massimo Mannino of Nino’s Cucina Italiana in Greenville.
To purchase tickets or learn more about sponsorship opportunities, visit https://one.bidpal.net/wishuponachef20/welcome. Ticket prices range for different levels, but start at $100 for individual tickets.
Reporter Ashley Morris can be reached at 910-343-2096 or [email protected]
Source: Thanks https://www.starnewsonline.com/foodanddining/20200110/chefs-announced-for-wish-upon-chef-food-tasting-competition