Chef Shawn Calley, the Executive Chef of the Burlington Country Club, was awarded the Culinary Cup and the People's Choice Award at the 3rd Annual Culinary Classic to benefit the Cancer Patient Support Foundation (CPSF). Calley is the first chef to win both awards and was the Culinary Cup Champion in 2015. This year he competed against: Chef Christian Kruse, Vergennes Laundry by CJ, Chef Donnell Collins, Leunig's Bistro & Café, Chef Adam Raftery, Waterworks Food + Drink, and Chef David Hoene, Pauline's Café.
For Calley the mission is what is important "I am humbled to be part of an event that makes such a difference to those in need, at a time when they need support the most."
The panel of judges felt Calley deserved to take home the Culinary Cup, as Judge Chef Curtiss Hemm explained, "In the end Chef Calley's use of texture, local ingredients, spices and cooking method all added to our unanimous decision."
Over $95,000 was raised to support cancer patients and their families in Vermont and Northern New York.
The Cancer Patient Support Foundation is pleased to announce a silent auction donation of FOUR house tickets for KinkyBoots on Broadway, which includes an interview with Ron Fierstein, co-producer, and brother of actor Harvey Fierstein who wrote the show. Ticket value is $1000
KinkyBoots has been nominated for 13 Tony Awards and won 6, including Best Musical. The show is described as uplifting, funny, moving, and joyful.
Don't miss this priceless auction item, click here to get your Culinary Classic tickets.
Cancer Patient Support Foundation is proud to announce the following donation from VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations for the 3rd Annual Culinary Classic silent auction on November 11, 2017:
Provence Bike Tour for 1: The Alpilles
Aix-en-Provence • St. Remy-de-Provence • Les Alpilles • Pont du Gard • Avignon
Admire stunning views from the hilltop town of Les Baux of Arles, the Camargue and the Alpilles
Visit scenes that inspired Van Gogh with a local historian
Discover the culinary secrets of a pastry chef in her home
Explore 11th-century Abbaye St. Michel de Frigolet
Marvel at the soaring Alpilles as you roll through a pristine countryside
Stroll the ancient Pont du Gard, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Visit a château farm for a picnic lunch and a wine tasting
Tour Avignon, the “City of the Popes,” with a local guide
8 nights in 3- and 4-star French hotels; including 1 night each in Paris and Aix-en-Provence
13 meals — 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
All overseas transfers
Free use of custom VBT bicycle and helmet (NEW E-bikes available)
Ride with GPS downloadable route notes
Full can support
Service of two bilingual VBT trip leaders
Daily route directions and maps
Sightseeing and cultural activities
For more information click here.