The 5th Annual Top Chef Competition and Fundraiser is the largest fundraiser for The Wellness Kitchen and Resource Center. It's a lively evening with three local chefs going "head-to-head" in a timed cooking competition in the style of the Food Network show Chopped in the spectacular airplane hangar at the Estrella Warbird Museum in Paso Robles.
Chef Adam White, Executive Chef of Twin Cities Community Hospital will defend his 2015 TOP CHEF title by competing with Gregg Wangard and Evan Vossler. Wangard is the Paso Robles Schools Director of Food Services and has over 20 years of experience in the culinary and hospitality industry. Vossler is the Sommelier at TH Estate Wines and volunteer chef for The Wellness Kitchen.
The distinguished panel of judges include Dr. Aiga Charles, MD, FACOG, Jeffry Wiesinger of Jeffry's Catering and Chris Kern of Paso's Best Wines. The 4th judge will be the lucky winner of a raffle! Local radio celebrity David Wilson, host of "Quick Bite", "Uncorked", owner of Grape Encounters Radio and Grape Encounters EmPOURium, is the Master of Ceremonies; engaging the audience with humor and his charming stage presence. The live and silent auction features unique items, overnight stays and more!
Alex Martin, 3 time TOP CHEF winner and owner of Crush Catering, will be assisting with dinner preparation with The Wellness Kitchen volunteers. The fundraising goal of $50,000 will support the Healing Foods meal and education program that provides meals to those going through critical illness, disease and recovery in addition to the expansion of current programs, new pilot programs and other support services.
Your participation as a guest, donor or sponsor will allow The Wellness Kitchen and Resource Center to reach more individuals in our community who are in critical need of nutrition, education and support.
Congratulations to our 2016 Top Chef Adam White.
Thanks to Gregg Wangard and Evan Vossler for competing!
The generosity of our major sponsors, donors, volunteers and the community benefits our Pay It Forward Meal and Education program.