- Published on Sunday, 02 September 2012 22:01
- Written by Super User
Things are shaping up for the 2012 Wilmington Epicurean Evening to benefit the Methodist Home for Children, which will take place at the Wilmington Convention Center ballroom on August 30.
This year, 40 epicureans from Wilmington and surrounding areas are ready to dazzle and amaze with their culinary creations.
Last year’s winner of the Copper Kettle Award, Chris Jewel from Ruth Chris’ Steakhouse, is returning to defend his title from local standout chefs like Kristin Mitchell of Cameo 1900, Marc Copenhaver of Marc’s on Market and Josh Woo of YoSake. Judges will vote and the best of the best will take home the Copper Kettle. Guests at the event will also have the chance to vote for their favorite dish for the People’s Choice, won by Scott Frazzetta of the Wilmington Convention Center last year, as well as seven other awards that will be up for grabs throughout the evening.
In addition to the culinary spectacles at the event, a variety of enticing and luxurious packages will be available at the live and silent auctions. Vacation packages range from getaways like a two night stay and golf package in one of the premiere golf destinations in the country — Myrtle Beach, S.C. — to a two night stay in the Great Smokey Mountains, complete with bike rides, hiking and gift certificates for local eateries and merchants. For the sports fans, packages with tickets to the semi-pro and collegiate sports teams in Wilmington are available. Coastal packages around the Greater Wilmington Area include forays to Bald Head Island and Wrightsville Beach. An exciting and brand new package for this year includes tickets to a live taping of “The Ellen DeGeneras Show” in Hollywood, California, with hotel arrangements courtesy of EUE/Screen Gems Studios.
So far, the Wilmington Epicurean Evening has directly helped 248 children in the care of the Methodist Home for Children. The lives of these children have been forever changed and impacted by the support of sponsors of the event who come together for fine foods, fun and charity. As in past years, Wilmington’s Epicurean Evening is expected to be a sell out. Platinum, Gold, Silver and Host sponsorship levels are available, in addition to individual tickets.
To secure your seats today, visit www.wilmingtonee.com or call Regina Hawse, Methodist Home for Children Development Officer, at 910-471-6088.