Gourmet Guys Food Tasting Gala Is June 22

Saturday, May 18, 2013

The Chattanooga Breakfast Club, the Rotary Club of Chattanooga Hamilton Place and the Rotary Club of Chattanooga join forces again to present the 6th annual Gourmet Guys Food Tasting Gala. The event will be held on Saturday, June 22, from 4-7 p.m. at the First Tennessee Pavilion located at 1825 Reggie White Blvd.  Admission is $15 per person, with children under 8 admitted free.

5pt;">Gourmet Guys is a food tasting gala where 60-90 chefs will compete against each other in this amateur event. Attendees will be able to taste all kinds of appetizers, soups, sides and salads, entrees and desserts and vote on their favorite.  This is a fun, family-friendly event.

Proceeds from the event are used to support Rotary initiatives for needy children, both locally and internationally.  

Examples of local “Rotary Kidz” projects include: Providing computers, technology, books and coats for Kidz at local elementary schools, scholarships to UTC and Chattanooga State, donating and packing weekend backpacks of food for underprivileged children, hosting an annual holiday party for Children’s Home Chambliss Shelter, providing holiday gifts for underprivileged children, and donating infant car seats.

Internationally, projects include clean water systems installed at schools in the Dominican Republic and Mexico, delivering and installing water filters for children and families in Lima, Peru, constructing two Children’s Centers in Peru, providing water wells, sanitation and humanitarian relief for children in Haiti, and funding educational programs for children in Uganda. 


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