Monday, June 8, 2009
Food For Charity
Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck is honorary chairman of Five Star Sensation benefit for Ireland Cancer Center
AP fileThe demanding Wolfgang Puck, on board for Five Star Sensation benefit June 13.
Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck has helped raise more than $10 million since 1987 for University Hospitals Ireland Cancer Center.
Puck, for 22 years the honorary chairman of Five Star Sensation, a benefit held every other year, invites three dozen chefs to cook for charity.
About 1,700 guests will pay $400 to $1,000 to sample their creations Saturday, June 13 at the site of the future Ahuja Medical Center in Beachwood. Five Star Sensation Chairwoman Carole Carr expects that the event will make $1.5 million.
Puck is demanding -- all chefs, most from renown restaurants the world 'round have to come to Cleveland to create sumptuous tastings and to talk with benefit guests -- part of the allure of Five Star. "I tell them if they send their sous chefs, they won't be invited back," he said.
And sure enough our BBQ Masters from The World Famous Hitching Post Restaurant right here on the Central Coast of California were invited out to this grand event! Hope they help raise a lot of money with their tasty Santa Maria Style BBQ!!! Thank you Ostini brothers.