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Celebrity Chef Night to feature Southwest Florida’s most talented culinary artists

By Staff | Aug 11, 2011

The Eighth Annual Rumrunners Celebrity Chef Night is set for Wednesday, Aug. 17 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Rumrunners in Cape Harbor. The event supports treatments and programs for pediatric oncology and hematology patients at The Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.

Chefs Todd Johnson and Ralph Centalonza of Rumrunners and The Joint, Chef Fabrizio Aielli of Sea Salt, Chef Harold Balink of Cru and culinary teams from Yabo and Chef Brooke’s Natural Cafe will create spectacular culinary delights for this truly special evening set to take place on the waterfront of Cape Harbor.

Also, Norman Love of Norman Love Confections will delight guests with a grand finale dessert extravaganza.

This event features some of the biggest local culinary talents and serves as the kick-off celebration for the Cat Country 107.1FM “Helping Kids with Cancer” Radiothon.

Tickets to Rumrunners Celebrity Chef Night 2011 are $150 per person. Admission price includes the culinary stations, refreshments and the opportunity to bid on trips and travel, fine dining experiences, boating and fishing excursions, one-of-a-kind memorabilia, tickets to sporting events and stunning jewelry, including a champagne toast with an opportunity to win a beautiful Mark Loren creation. A live auction standout sure to garner a very high bid will be a private dinner for 10 created by Chef Harold Balink, Chef Todd Johnson and Chef Norman Love.

To register to attend or for more details, call the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation office at 239-343-6950.