Lion Chef event 2012
“Lion Chef” Invitational
A foodies and friends event to benefit FHSSA
On Saturday, May 19, 2012, FHSSA held its second annual “Lion Chef” Invitational; a fundraising event based on the television culinary cult sensation, “Iron Chef” featuring the legendary kitchen stadium and secret ingredient of lemons. Professional and amateur chefs competed for the “People’s Choice Award” and coveted “Lion Chef” title.
Held in the beautiful atrium of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, more than 40 guests mingled, tasted, and sipped their way through 8 creative and delicious dishes, some savory, some sweet and even a refreshing cocktail. Guests cast their ballots for the “People’s Choice Award” which went to Michael Davids and Holly Koechel of Team Marafiki Bora for their dish, “Machungwa kuku na achali,” a grilled chicken with lemon and onion marmalade.
The three official Lion Chef Judges were Sabrina Campbell of Occasionally Cake and Honorary Co-Chairs, Hugh and Barbara Barton. Their deliberations awarded Whole Foods Market Old Town the “Lion Chef” title for “Pastilla Novel.”
Thank you to all of our sponsors:
- Sous-Chef Sponsors: ENDO Pharmaceuticals, Susan Messina & Maryann Krayer, J. Donald Schumacher
- Cook Sponsors: Homestead Funding Corp., John Mastrojohn III, Galen Miller & Bob Ward, Rodney M. Louis of State Farm Agency
- Partners: Hilton Alexandria Mark Center and Veritas Vineyard and Winery
We thank all the new and old friends that attended, and the chefs and judges that participated as this event would not have happened without them.
We look forward to the 2013 Lion Chef Invitational. Stay tuned for the next secret ingredient!