On Thursday, May 12th the Little Sisters of the Poor hosted their 2nd annual Celebrity Chefs at the Pinnacle event to raise needed support for the Sacred Heart Home for the Elderly.
The event entitled “Celebrity Chefs at the Pinnacle” featured 13 Priests from the Diocese of Toledo who acted as “Celebrity Chefs” for the evening. The Priests who volunteered their culinary talents we’re Msgr. Michael Billian, Msgr. Marvin Borger, Msgr. Dennis Metzger, Msgr. William Kubacki, Msgr. Charles Singler, Rev. Ron Olszewski, osf, Rev. Joseph Weigman, Rev. Robert Wilhelm, Rev. Dan Zak, Rev. Eric Schild, Rev. Kent Kaufman, Rev. Dave Cirata and Rev. Chuck Denny.
The 300 guests in attendance truly enjoyed interacting with the Priests and Little Sisters at the large Chef Bar that served many different scrumptious foods. Guests commented frequently throughout the evening on the wide variety of foods being served; everything from Caprese Salad, Chicken with a Sundried-Tomato Garlic sauce, Carved Beef and Pork Tenderloins encrusted with Peppercorn Rosemary, to Rotini and Bowtie Pastas in three different special sauces.
The event featured the dazzling culinary arts of the Pinnacle staff and the Celebrity Chefs, who each volunteered their services to prepare their signature dishes for the guests. Featured at the event was the live entertainment supplied by the St. Johns Jesuit Jazz Band who brought their youthful energy to the evening.
A unique event of the evening was a live auction of three Celebrity Chef Dinners. Msgr. Dennis Metzger, Msrg. Michael Billian and the culinary partnership of Rev. Dan Zak and Rev. Bob Wilhelm each volunteered to cook a special dinner for 10 people to be served at a future date at the Pinnacle. Mark Thees, owner of the Pinnacle, acted as auctioneer and solicited high bids for these dinner packages. The guest also enjoyed bidding on a room full of silent auction items, as well as many surprise mystery boxes gift wrapped for the occasion.
This special event was held to raise needed financial support for the Sacred Heart Home of the Little Sisters of the Poor. The Mission of the Little Sisters is to Care for the Elderly Poor. Currently the Sisters care for 73 full time residents in three different levels of care; independent living apartments, assisted living and fully skilled nursing care. In addition the Sacred Heart Home offers a Senior Center that daily serves 20-25 local senior citizens with recreation activities, meals and a family spirit of loving care.
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