I am super excited to share some information about an incredible event coming up on October 22 that my wonderful husband, Jonathon Fischer and I have the privilege of co-chairing.
The Susan G. Komen Los Angeles Culinary Showdown is not like any other event I’ve been to. I’ve been to a TON of galas, events and fundraisers, and this one by far is my favorite. It is SO much fun.
On Saturday October 22nd, an all-star lineup of celebrity chefs will join the Top 50 Fundraising foodies to compete in the inaugural Susan G Komen Los Angeles Culinary Showdown. This amazing challenge gives culinary enthusiasts the opportunity to fundraise for a chance to cook alongside celebrity chefs in the type of team cooking challenge you normally only see on TV! By participating, these team members will also be supporting a very important cause that affects 1 in 8 women in her lifetime.
Celebrity Chefs’ School
Celebrity chefs like Tyler Florence, star of several Food Network shows including “Planet Food” and Chef Elizabeth Falkner, voted as one of America’s Top 10 Pastry chefs, will teach the qualified fundraising participants and their teams the tricks of the trade and how to become a culinary master. These participants will learn some great trade secrets on food prep, knife skills, and even cooking methods. Their skills will be put to the test later in the evening in a live showdown event. There will be several other well-known celebrity chefs! Click below for a complete list.
The Culinary Showdown
The event will start with a cocktail reception where invited guests have the opportunity to take photos with the celebrity chefs, bid on silent auction items and mingle with other guests. Following the cocktail reception, the main event will begin! Audience members will enjoy a delicious dinner as the celebrity chefs and their teams take the stage. 50 fundraisers will be split into 5 teams, each team led by a celebrity chef, and will compete under the spotlight to create three dishes each and applying the skills mastered during the Celebrity Chefs’ School earlier that day.
Facts About Breast Cancer
About 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime and in 2016, an estimated 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed, along with 61,000 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer.
Susan G. Komen
Susan G. Komen is the ONLY organization that addresses breast cancer on multiple fronts such as research, community health, global outreach and public policy initiatives in order to make the biggest impact against this disease. To find out more about this organization and the difference they are making – click below.