The 3rd Annual Culinary Classic to benefit the Cancer Patient Support Foundation (CPSF) will be held on November 11 from 6-9pm at UVM’s Davis Center. Five of the areas most talented chefs will compete for the title. Chef Christian Kruse, the 2016 Culinary Cup Champion will defend his title from Chef Donnell Collins, Leunig’s Bistro & Café, Chef Adam Raftery, Waterworks Food + Drink, Chef Shawn Calley, Burlington Country Club, and Chef David Hoene, Pauline’s Café. Attendees will be able to sample food from each participating chef and get to vote for their favorite for the People’s Choice Award. Vermont’s own Food Channel Chopped Junior Champion Peggy Fischer will be a judge for the Culinary Cup Champion Award.
The Culinary Classic is brought to you by NorthCountry Federal Credit Union (NCFCU). “Cancer touches everyone’s life in some way.” Bob Morgan, Vice President of NCFCU explains “That’s why we support the Cancer Patient Support Foundation and its comprehensive approach to patient wellness.”
All proceeds from the Culinary Classic benefits CPSF and its Emergency Fund providing direct financial assistance to cancer patients and their families in Vermont and Northern New York. Tickets are $85 for an individual or $150 for a couple. Click here for tickets. For more information call 802-488-5495. There will also be a full dessert bar and an exciting live and silent auction. Don’t miss out on one of a kind packages like 4 tickets to Kinky Boots in New York City and an exclusive meeting with the show’s producers or a bicycling tour in France.
CHEF CHRISTIAN KRUSE NAMED CULINARY CUP WINNER AT 2nd ANNUAL CULINARY CLASSIC. OVER $112,000 RAISED FOR CANCER PATIENT SUPPORT FOUNDATION.
Chef Christian Kruse, Executive Chef of the Basin Harbor Club was named the Culinary Cup winner at the 2nd annual Culinary Classic to benefit the Cancer Patient Support Foundation (CPSF). The Culinary Classic featured 6 of the areas top chefs : Chef Donnell Collins of Leunig’s Bistro & Café, Chef David Hoene of Pauline’s Café, Chef Shawn Calley of the Burlington Country Club, Chef Narin Phanthakhot of Butch & Babe’s, Chef Kevin Sprouse of the Farmhouse, and Chef Christian Kruse of the Basin Harbor Club. Chef Christian’s winning dish was Vermont Creamery Chevre & beet root salad with goat cheese panna cotta, and pickled & roasted beets.
Over 350 people crowded UVM’s Davis Center for the culinary event of the year. Chef Narin Phanthakhot was named the People’s Choice for his green curry rubbed pork loin with gritty cornmeal cake, and coconut-squash puree with braised cabbage and apples. The evening was marked by a number of emotional moments as cancer patients talked about the impact this local nonprofit had on their lives. Karen Newman, a recipient of CPSF’s Emergency Fund gave a rousing speech explaining “when you support this foundation you save lives.” Tim Kavanagh, the emcee, shared his journey with cancer and asked fellow cancer patients who have received support from CPSF to join him on stage where over $18,000 was raised in 10 minutes from donations from the audience.
The Culinary Classic was presented by NorthCountry Federal Credit Union.
The Culinary Classic benefits the Cancer Patient Support Foundation which is the only local nonprofit that provides financial support for cancer patients and their families throughout Vermont and Northern New York. For over 15 years the Cancer Patient Support Foundation has been supporting cancer patients and their families in a time of extraordinary need, by providing financial assistance, underwriting counseling services, and acting as a resource during diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.
CANCER PATIENT SUPPORT FOUNDATION TO PARTNER WITH PORTER MEDICAL CENTER
The Cancer Patient Support Foundation (CPSF) is excited to announce a new partnership with Porter Medical Center. CPSF has agreed to underwrite the patient share for local cancer patients to receive nutritional counseling at Porter instead of having to travel to the University of Vermont Medical Center. The funds will be available to offset any out-of-pocket expenses cancer patients might otherwise incur, such as gaps in insurance and deductibles for nutritional counseling. Sarah Lemnah the Executive Director of the Foundation stated "We look forward to our new relationship with Porter, striving mutually to make the journey cancer patients and their families face a bit easier." For many cancer patients in treatment they face challenges regarding what types of food they are able to eat , how they can maintain the proper weight, and how they can better tolerate treatment. The nutritional staff at Porter Medical Center is available and is currently seeing local cancer patients to help them with their nutritional needs.
"I am excited to have the opportunity for Porter Hospital and the Cancer Patient Support Foundation to partner and be able to provide this service, per our Mission Statement "To Improve the Health of Our Community One Person at a Time", which I truly believe in," stated Laura Brace, the Director of Nutritional Services for Porter.
The Cancer Patient Support Foundation is very excited to support Porter Medical Center in bringing this much needed service to Addison County to better support local cancer patients.
The Cancer Patient Support Foundation (CPSF) is an independent local nonprofit organization which supports cancer patients and their families in Vermont and Northern New York. Support from CPSF helps patients meet their co-insurance obligations and receive nutritional and psychological counseling. In addition, CPSF provides emergency financial assistance for patients experiencing hardship due to their illness and treatment.
CPSF has been helping cancer patients and their families for over 15 years. It was inspired by the desire of cancer survivors and other dedicated members of the community to provide a helping hand in a time of extraordinary need. In that same spirit, today's CPSF services are funded entirely by donations and grants. Click here to help support local cancer patients.