Guy Fieri Hosts Celebrity Chef’s Challenge 2012 for Mount Sinai Nonprofit Fundraising
One of Toronto’s most successful culinary charity fundraisers is the upcoming 3rd annual celebrity 2012 Chef’s Challenge® being hosted by the very popular Food Network star Guy Fieri. The inaugural event in 2010 was hosted by Hell’s Kitchen star chef Gordon Ramsay and it raised $1.1 million dollars. The 2011 event was hosted by Food Network mega-chef Bobby Flay and it raised $1.3 million. The 2012 Chef’s Challenge®: The Ultimate Battle for a Cure will take place on December 1st at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto.
The Chef’s Challenge® is in support of Mount Sinai Hospital and all the funds raised will benefit lifesaving research and care of women in their daily battle against breast and ovarian cancer.
Celebrity chef Guy Fieri became a household name after winning the second season of The Next Food Network Star and is best known for his hit series Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Fieri is also a writer of cookbooks, has a line of Guy Fieri Barbecue Sauces and Salsas, a ready to eat refrigerator and freezer food line and is a successful restaurateur who owns the restaurants Johnny Garlic’s, Tex Wasabi’s, Guy’s American Kitchen and Bar and Guy’s Burger Joint (his restaurant partnership with Carnival Cruise Lines).
Joining Chef Fieri are noted Canadian chefs and Food Network Canada stars Lynn Crawford, Chuck Hughes, Mark McEwan, David Rocco, Michael Smith and Bob Blumer.
The Chef’s Challenge® is a one of a kind event but to be able to attend and participate, supporters must earn their admittance by registering on the website and fundraising for the cause. Those who register commit to raising a minimum of 2,500.00 and each receive:
- Guaranteed entry to watch the culinary battle unfold
- Five-course epicurean dining experience
- Chef’s Challenge® gift
- Opportunities for incentive prizes
Those that raise $5,000 or more are able to invite a guest to the event and enjoy the benefits of the general registration with some added perks. The top fifty fundraisers will be given:
- A spot on a celebrity chef’s team during the culinary battle
- Exclusive Chef’s Challenge® gift bag
- Chef’s Challenge® cooking apron and hat
- Autographed cookbook
The top 25 overall fundraisers will be invited to a VIP brunch on December 2nd, 2012 and will be able to bring a guest. Participating guests will be in attendance at this event held at a private home.
At the main event “Celebrity Chefs will guide teams to create a delicious three-course meal, all while Guy watches and comments on every move. Each course is a time-sensitive challenge and courses must be delivered on time for judging by a panel of celebrity judges who know a thing or two about good eats! Meals will be scored on taste, presentation and ability to work in the heat of Guy Fieri’s kitchen. Cameras will record all the excitement and commotion that unfolds.”
There will also be a live auction and the lots will be available online soon. Toronto Foodies who want to participate in a one-of-a-kind event that supports a very worthy cause, should sign up soon, as the competition is fierce both in and out of the kitchen.
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