Caterers Create Their Own Dynasty At Chair-ries Jubilee Arts Auction

Monday, April 07, 2014

The regional chefs and restaurateurs who are distinguished for their respective culinary dynasties will present their own version of art for the 2104 Chair-ries Jubilee “Do-Over Dynasty.”

“These food artists have nothing to ‘do over’ once they arrive at our annual fundraiser for arts in education,” Beth Gardner, caterers co-chairwoman, said. “In fact, their delectable creations are one of the highlights of the Chair-ries Jubilee event.”

The social hour and silent auction begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, at the Museum Center at 5ive Points.

“Some of the best chefs and caterers in the region are returning to Chair-ries Jubilee,” Ms. Gardner said. “Guests will have an opportunity to taste a variety of delicious foods as they walk among the auction items and bid on their favorite pieces.”

“Do-Over Dynasty” is the 2014 theme for the annual fundraiser presented by the Allied Arts Council of the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce. This year, nine regional chefs and restaurateurs are already making preparations for their culinary display.

Participating are Café Roma, The Catering Connection, CBC Cleveland, Cleveland Country Club, Impressions Catering, Jimmy John’s, Pam’s Florist and Catering, Romaine on the Go and Tasteful Gatherings.

“As in years past, these culinary professionals will create what we like to think of as an ‘event within an event,’” Ms. Gardner said. “It really is an aspect of Chair-ries Jubilee that is worth the price of admission.”

Chef Shannon Ritzhaupt, Café Roma, will be back with balsamic mushrooms, broccoli and fresh garlic, tomatoes and fresh mozzarella, and marinated tri-color carrots.

Brandi Owens, with The Catering Connection, will offer present a chip-and-dip station.

CBC Cleveland will create its flagship sandwich, the “Burns Tobacconist” Cuban. The savory creation includes marinated jerk pork, slow roasted and shaved, on a French baguette with smoked ham, melted Swiss cheese, spicy mustard and dill pickles. CBC will also present a new dessert—edible chocolate/peanut butter cigars.

Cleveland Country Club’s station will offer savory duck drumetts with Thai orange sauce. Nearby, newcomer Jimmy John’s will provide samples of a variety of fresh sandwiches.

Greg Hicks with Impressions Catering is teasing attendees by simply saying that he is creating Chair-ries Jubilee three ways.

Also returning is Romaine on the Go with a mini Mexican bar that will include homemade fried tortilla chips and mango salsa, guacamole and Southwestern mini melts.

Newcomer Tasteful Gatherings will introduce Manhattan lobster rolls, an artisan cheese display and a fun display of cheesecake push-ups.

For those with a sweet tooth, Pam Mathews, Pam’s Florist and Catering, will serve cake and punch.

“We also appreciate the support of Cooke’s Food Stores, Ooltewah Discount Liquors and Tarver Distributing for beverages,” Ms. Gardner said.

Chair-ries Jubilee raises funds for arts in education programs in local schools and arts activities throughout the community. The Thursday fundraiser kicks off at 6 p.m. with a silent auction and social hour, followed by a live auction at 8 p.m.

Tickets, available at the Chamber of Commerce and The Red Ribbon, are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.


Chicken Salad Chick Opens Second Chattanooga Location

Chicken Salad Chick is scheduled to open its second franchise location in Chattanooga today. The new restaurant is located at 1820 Gunbarrel Road Suite 200, Chattanooga, TN  37421. “We are so excited to add another location to the new Chicken Salad Chick community in Tennessee,” said president Kevin Brown. “With our other Chattanooga restaurant located downtown, we believe ... (click for more)

Red White And Food Announces Petition Campaign Progress

Red White and Food, the nonprofit organization that supports allowing wine sales in Tennessee’s retail food stores, announced Friday that more than 119,000 signatures have been collected statewide for the wine in retail food stores petition campaign. “It’s encouraging to see the level of enthusiasm Tennesseans have shown for the campaign,” said Red White and Food campaign ... (click for more)

Plan Proposed For Lookout Mountain, Ga., Homeowners To Pay $10 Per Month For 8 Years For Sewer Upgrades

Lookout Mountain, Ga., officials are proposing a $10 per month charge for each homeowner for eight years to pay for sewer upgrades. The town's sewer system, that was installed 15 years ago, works with the help of grinder pumps at each of the 605 houses in the town. The life expectancy of this equipment is 20 years and the need for replacements has already begun. City Manager ... (click for more)

PAST Act On Horse Abuse Stalls Out In U.S. House Despite 70% Support

Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, issued the following statement today regarding the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act, H.R. 1518:   “I regret to inform you that Speaker of the House, John Boehner, currently refuses  to bring the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act to the floor for a vote.  His decision ... (click for more)

Curtis Adams: Beck, Mackey Should Be Considered For County Commission Leadership

Just think about this;  a person highly qualified applying for a job.  As he is just about finished filling out his papers for his interview, he sees at the bottom there is a place for him to check Democrat or Republican.  He would think, “if I mark the wrong one I may not get the job.” Being a real leader requires honesty, integrity, and, most importantly, fairness. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Orchids And Onions

With record low temperatures being recorded around the South, I didn’t know what I’d find in my garden on the first day of August but – sure enough -- there is a profusion of orchids and onions. The start of college football will be later this month and, with the chilly mornings, fall practice is a far cry from what it will be when the sweltering heat comes back next week. Here’s ... (click for more)