Sunday's Chef Ahoy Contest at Grosse Pointe War Memorial Benefits Military Hopefuls
Did you know tens of thousands of Metro Detroiters are now receiving food pantry staples due to tough economic times. For young men and women ages 17-19 trying to enlist in the military, more than 80% are rejected, mostly because they cannot pass the fitness test.
CHEF AHOY, tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial, was created to bring attention to this very serious problem.
At CHEF AHOY, top area chefs from The Henry Ford, Coach Insignia, the DIA, American House, and Dorsey Schools will lead teams made up of Navy Culinary Specialists (CS), veterans, community leaders, media, and youth members.
In the spirit of everyone's favorite cooking show, "Iron Chef," together they’ll combine pantry basics from fresh and organic produce and herbs from local farms, and ‘mystery ingredients’ culled from Navy history during the War of 1812.
Chef teams will have only a few hours to prepare tastings for celebrity judges and Skipper’s Table guests. During this time, participating restaurants and vendors will feature food samples and other offerings.
PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT METRO AREA NLUS SEA CADET ORGANIZATIONS AND THE USN GRAY FOX.
Tickets available at: http://www.chef-ahoy.eventbrite.com
General Admission: $15 - View cooking competition, access to vendor displays, beverages, restaurant samplings only. Skipper’s Table: $50 - All access plus : Taste the chefs’ creations in family style seating; you sample what the judges do!
This is an official event of The U.S. Navy’s Bicentennial of The War of 1812 and is being operated by the Recruiting District Assistance Council (RDAC) with the cooperation of the U.S Navy Recruiting District MI-IN.