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228 feast on chefs delights at Englewood charity event

Chef Alfredo Currant  of the Englewood Youth Foundation, provided his world famous gourmet BBQ and won Most Creative Table honors.

Chef Alfredo Cur­rant of the Engle­wood Youth Foun­da­tion, pro­vided his world famous gourmet BBQ and won Most Cre­ative Table honors.

By Don Mahon

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Englewood’s Big Broth­ers Big Sis­ters sixth annual gala char­ity event, “Chefs Cook­ing For Kids,” drew 228 guests to the Engle­wood Event Cen­ter on Oct. 24.

Atten­dees took advan­tage of spe­cialty dishes pre­pared by 19 local restau­rants, with appe­tiz­ers, entrees and desserts.

Four People’s Choice win­ners were selected by the guests:

  • Entrée: Prime Time Steaks & Spirits
  • Best Appe­tizer: Ricaltini’s Bar & Grill
  • Dessert: Swirls ‘N Curls.

The most cre­ative table went to the Engle­wood Youth foun­da­tion that fea­tured a full-sized roasted pig.

228 guests filled the Englewood Event Center.

228 guests filled the Engle­wood Event Center.

Sev­eral dozen silent auc­tion items lined the cen­ter of the enter­tain­ment facil­ity. Win­ner of a wheel­bar­row filled with cheer was Jim and Gisela Laurent.

Joy Mahler, pres­i­dent and CEO of Big Broth­ers Big Sis­ters of the Sun Coast, presided. Brenda Peck­ham, chair­woman of Englewood’s Big Broth­ers Big Sis­ters board, gave remarks, as did event Chair­woman Jean La Russa. Rick Kreiger pro­vided musi­cal entertainment.

Englewood’s Big Broth­ers Big Sis­ters serves 140 school-age chil­dren in the Engle­wood area. For more infor­ma­tion, call Natalie Ander­son at 473‑4003, or email her at nanderson@bbbssun.org.

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