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April 18, 2024
Volume 194 No. 16

Epicurean Eclipse

Putting on the Glitz for the County Food Hub

About 120 guests attended the County Food Hub’s annual fundraising dinner, hosted by Base31  at the Sergeant’s Mess Hall, earlier this month. They were treated to a special menu created by Chef Jamie Kennedy, who volunteered his services for the fourth year running to support the Hub and Sophiasburgh Central School.

Scenes from the Epicurean Eclipse (Christine Reid Photography / Collage by Natalie Piper, Picton Gazette)

Director Melissa Tran spoke eloquently about what the Hub meant for the school, also her alma mater, and gave special thanks to the chef. “We are forever grateful for his dedication and skills. Chef Kennedy crafts intricate dishes that layer flavours beautifully. A delight to see and taste. He carefully curates the menu, assembles his team, and dedicates days to preparation.”

Jamie Kennedy and Epicurean Eclipse volunteers (Christine Reid Photography)

Ms. Tran also thanked the 30 other volunteers who made the evening so memorable, including Howard Lopez on piano.

Howard Lopez (Christine Reid Photography)

The evening was a resounding success: about $15,000 was raised due to a great deal of hard work and the generosity of an array of community businesses, who donated everything from the cocktails to the items for the silent auction. These sponsors include: Jamie Kennedy Kitchens, Base31, Metro, The Grange of Prince Edward, Enright Cattle Co., Edwin County Farms, The Elmbrook Farm, 99.3 County FM, Bay Williams Fisheries, Fiddlehead Farm, Lighthall, Foodland, Haanover View Farms, Mirepoix Farm, Dakama Chocolate, Jolly Cut Cocktail Co., Crushed Ice Productions, Barebones, Main Event Tent Rentals.

This text is from the Volume 194 No. 16 edition of The Picton Gazette
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