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Cooking for a Cure

Susan G. Komen hosted a star-studded chef lineup to support breast cancer research endeavors.

Event Chairs Holley Haag, Dottie Reese, Pat Denechaud, Jordan Teich and Kristi Post

Photographed by Jeff Strout

Susan G. Komen New Orleans hosted the 16th annual “Summer Cure Chefs Wine Dinner” at the Windsor Court Hotel to make a significant impact in the fight against breast cancer. The evening featured cuisines prepared by outstanding chefs paired with wine importers extraordinaire. Guests dressed in pink to show their support, and Honoree Pat Denechaud sported a pink coat.

Denechaud, a breast cancer survivor, was one of the New Orleans affiliate co-founders.

The 2017 Spectacular Chef lineup included Host Executive Chef Vlad Ahmadyarov, chef Bill Brand from Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina, chef Michelle Weaver from Charleston Grill, chef Justin Devillier from La Petite Grocery and Balise and chef Beth Biundo from Sweets. Each chef prepared a course, which was paired with a fine wine from Artisan Wines, Jackson Family Wines, Purveyors for Fine Wines, Republic National Distributing, Terlato, Uncorked and Vino Wholesale.

New in 2017, Tico Sighting LLC showcased the featured Summer Cure Chefs, the host Windsor Court Hotel, featured Restaurants, and Sponsor Partners by delivering immersive and interactive experience through the use of large scale projection and installation art.

Event Chairs were Patricia Denechaud, Holley Haag, Kristi Post, Dottie Reese and Jordan Teich, with Event Coordinator Joe Briand. Emcee Mark Romig donned a Susan G. Komen tie. A silent auction completed the evening.



Event at a Glance

What: Susan G. Komen Summer Cure Chefs Wine Dinner benefiting Susan G. Komen New Orleans
When: Friday, August 11
Where: Windsor Court Hotel



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