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8th Annual Chef’s Secrets Coming Soon!

By Gail Barouh

NOTE: Because of the effects of Hurricane Sandy, the event has been postponed to January 27, 2013. Look to our Chef’s Secrets website and Facebook page for updates and information. Looking forward to seeing you then!

Excitement is building for our 8th annual Chef’s Secrets coming up in just a few weeks on Sunday, November 4th at the beautiful de Seversky Center in Old Westbury. The fundraiser, a celebration of food and wine, is produced by the Long Island Network of Community Services, Inc. (LINCS) to benefit the Long Island Association for AIDS Care, Inc. (LIAAC), and BiasHELP, Inc.

This year we will be honoring Robert P. McBride, Senior Vice President Business Development, Park Strategies, LLC and Humberto Cruz, Director, New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute. Some of our Chef’s are; Anthony Castelli from LaParma II, Christina Costanzo from the Melting Pot, Andrew Crabtree from Piccolo Restaurant, Robert Ehrlich and George Schneider from Star Career Academy, Rosario Naimo from Bella Dolce, Mario Pecoraro from Arlotta Food Studio, Christopher Taylor from Chris and tell Cakes, Julio Velasquez from Sage Bistro and Renzo Pedrazzi from La Marmite.

Once again, Stone Grissom from News 12 will be our Master or Ceremonies for an evening featuring performances by the Long Island Gay Men’s Chorus. Chef Robert Ehrlich will be auctioning off his services at the event to some lucky bidder!  Our auction will give you the opportunity to bid on a trip, attend a special event, win luxury items, all for a reasonable starting bid. Generous gift baskets will be offered at our Chinese Auction, and you’ll get the opportunity to find out what’s in our thrilling and fun “Mystery Boxes.” And of course there’s our 50/50 Raffle which promises to be bigger and better than every this year!

With over 350 attendees, last year’s event raised over $150,000 to help support LIAAC and BiasHELP. With top quality Chef’s from great LI restaurants, exciting gift baskets and incredible silent auction offerings, we hope to raise even more this year .

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