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Celebrity Chefs' Beach Brunch raises funds for Meals on Wheels Delaware

Oct 11, 2013
Photo by: Steven Billups

The Annual Celebrity Chef’s Beach Brunch benefiting Meals on Wheels Delaware took place Oct. 6 at the Rusty Rudder. This popular event drew a large crowd of supporters out to taste the food from 25 local restaurants while supporting Meals on Wheels Delaware.

Since 1996, Meals on Wheels Delaware events have raised more than $5 million for home delivered meal programs in Delaware. In 2012, 2,500 volunteers across the state delivered nearly 635,000 meals to 4,000 homebound seniors.

Shown at the event are Meals on Wheels staff and board members (l-r) Mari Considine, executive director; Sheila Barr, board chair; Cassandra Boyce, marketing and public relations; and Anne Love, director of donor relations.



Supporting Meals on Wheels are (l-r) Terry Megee and Jill and Chad Elliott. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Putting the finishing touches on some huevos rancheros is Baywood Greens Executive Chef Mike Clampitt, right, with his assistant Antonio Cruz. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Jam Bistro Manager John Walden offers up a plate of Buffalo Chicken Tacos. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Pickled Pig Pub owner Chuck Hodgson hands Tammy Null a sample of the pub's Cassoulet of Braised Duck. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
The chefs from Cultured Pearl smile as Alex Pires, right, samples a serving of Beef with Oyster Sauce and Mung Beans. Shown are (l-r) head chef Jonathan Harris, owner Robert Wood, master Sushi Chef Yasuhiro Sano and Pires. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Nage Chef Ted Depulta prepares his ingredients for the Celebrity Chef’s beach cook-off. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Representing presenting sponsor WSFS Bank are (l-r) Scott and Donna Bayliss and Erin and Drew Walls. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Taking a break from sampling fine food are (l-r) Ty Wilkerson, Julie Wyatt, Brandi Ciamarra and Laura Olenderski. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Taking home the trophy in the chefs cook-off is Chef Andrew Felly from Eden. Presenting the trophy is MC Alice Bavis Rausch from WBOC. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Jay Caputo was acknowledged and thanked for his volunteer service to Meals on Wheels Delaware. Caputo is a longtime supporter of the Celebrity Chefs Beach Brunch. He has been a driving force as a committee member since 2009, recruiting new restaurants and sponsors, and has participated as a chef and restaurateur since the events inception. Shown are (l-r) Sheila Barr, board chair; Caputo; and Mari Considine, executive director. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Carl Loricco was also acknowledged as an outstanding Sussex County volunteer at the Celebrity Chefs Beach Brunch. Loricco has devoted 268 hours of his time delivering hot, nutritious meals to homebound seniors. Loricco has received the Meals on Wheels Lewes-Rehoboth’s William B. Holman Volunteer Award four times. Shown at the award presentation are (l-r) Sheila Barr, board chair; Loricco; and Mari Considine, executive director. (Photo by: Ben Fournier photo)
Also being recognized for his outstanding volunteer service to Meals on Wheels Delaware is Larry Malanka. Malanka volunteers at the Roxana and Coastal Leisure CHEER Centers Monday through Friday, while helping to coordinate four separate homebound meal routes. Malanka has been volunteering with CHEER for more than 11 years. Shown at the award presentation are (l-r) Sheila Barr, board chair; Malanka; and Mari Considine, executive director. (Photo by: Ben Fournier photo)
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