Raymond and Marlene Donovan with chef Tom Wolfe
Harold Clarke with Ana and Juan Gershanik
Ralph Brennan with chefs Scott Boswell, Jared Tees and Andrea Apuzzo
Nikki Reyes, chef Rene Bajeux and Tari Lagasse
Chefs Ben Wicks, Vincent Catalanatta, Jared Ralls and Adolfo García
Smith and Elda Ourso with Austin and Angela Westbrook
Steve and Virginia Waldrop
Partygoers enjoyed cuisine prepared by some of the finest chefs in and around New Orleans. Chef Thomas Wolfe, Chef Chairman, led a talented team which included Scott Boswell (Stella), Tory McPhail (Commander�s Palace), Tenney Flynn (GW Fins), Jared Tees (Lüke), Chuck Subra (La Côte Brasserie), Andrea Apuzzo (Andrea�s Restaurant and Catering).
Along with Host Chef Matt Murphy of the Ritz-Carlton hotel, the team worked together to prepare a host of their most delicious dishes for the event.
Participating chefs were honored at the event for their dedication and post-hurricane contributions to the city of New Orleans. Each chef was given a chef�s jacket, donated by Custom Apparel.
Along with fine food, the party featured the music of Out of the Blue, and live and silent auctions. Auction items included a couture gown by Harold Clarke, a white gold diamond pendant from Barattini Jewelers and Antiques, and dinner for four, with wine pairing, from Rio Mar.
Proceeds from the evening�s festivities benefited the March of Dimes, an organization dedicated to preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality through research, advocacy and education.