Chefs Celebration 2015
McCullough-Hyde Hospital Trust’s seventh biennial fundraiser, Chefs’ Celebration 2015 took place on November 7, 2015 at the Oxford Community Arts Center. Chaired by local physician Dr. John Harlan and Susan Fortney-Harlan, the event raised more than $65,000 to purchase equipment for the hospital, including a new Infant Security System and a hospital-wide Cardiac Monitoring System.
This special event featured fine dining designed by Cincinnati based Master Chef Paul Sturkey. Chef and wine stations were located throughout the venue for each guest to indulge in a wide variety of tastings. Additional participating chefs included Michelle Brown of Jag’s Steak and Seafood of West Chester, Jean-Robert de Cavel of Jean-Robert’s Table, Jackson Rouse of The Rookwood Bar and Restaurant, Nat Blanford of Maketewah Country Club, Ginny Thiell of Miami Catering, Joel Parks of Stella 12 Beech, pastry chef Pam Sturkey of Pam Sturkey Cakes and chef chocolatier Jean Philipe Solnom.
To complement the dining selections, Dr. Gil and Joyce Gordon expertly paired the chefs’ cuisine with several wines from their private cellar. Champagne, table wine and after-dinner liqueurs were served courtesy of Main Street Gourmet, while Oxford Coffee Company provided specialty coffees and teas. Music and art enhanced the guest experience.
Chefs’ Celebration, held every other year since 2003, is a physician-inspired event to build awareness and financial support for the Hospital Trust, and to purchase much-needed equipment for the hospital. The support of dedicated volunteers and generous sponsors ensures that it’s a successful as it has become a signature event for the hospital. See below for sponsors and photos of the 2015 event.
2015 Event Sponsors:
Master Chef Sponsors
Dr. Gil and Joyce Gordon
Executive Chef Sponsors
Jack and Sandra Cotter
Hotel Development Services, LLC
Main Street Gourmet, Chris Hensey and Peg Chandler
MHMH Medical Staff
Oxford Obstetrics and Gynecology, Inc.
Oxford Radiology, Inc.
Dr. Doug and Deb Ross
Western Ohio Anesthesia Associates
Chef de Cuisine Sponsors
Comprehensive Dermatology, Dr. Jennifer Ridge
Kathie Peterka/Taco Bell
Johnson Investment Counsel, Inc.
Miami University President’s Office
Oxford Community Arts Center
Dr. John Svirbely
The Urology Group
Wild Berry Incense
Pastry Chef Sponsors
Bryan and Cheryl Hehemann
Conrad and Cynthia Leslie
Oxford Coffee Co.
Oxford Internal Medicine, Inc.
Sous Chef Sponsors
Dr. Rolf and Lisa Brunckhorst
Dr. Paul and Mary Anne Cangemi
Richard and Mary Daniels
Dr. Bryan and Tara McCullough
Miami University and Community Federal Credit Union
Craig and Mary Bennett
Dr. Paul Flaspohler and Janet Shirley
Donald and Betty Gerber
2015 Chefs’ Celebration Committee
Our deepest appreciation to our cherished volunteers.
Susan Fortney-Harlan, Chair
Dr. John Harlan, Chair
Dr. Gil Gordon
Dr. Kami Park
View the 2013 Chefs Celebration photo gallery.