PANAMA CITY, Fla., February 18, 2008—Royal Chef Darren McGrady will join the Emerald Coast’s finest restaurants for Children’s Home Society of Florida’s Fifth Annual Compassionate Chefs for Kids elegant evening of taste on June 28 at the Bay Point Marriott Resort.
In addition to the delicious dishes prepared by local favorites, patrons will experience McGrady’s delectable creations, many of which he prepared during his service to Queen Elizabeth II of England and to Diana, Princess of Wales. McGrady has appeared on CNN, Fox News, the Today Show, the CBS Early Show, Good Morning Texas and the BBC, among several other broadcasts. In addition his accomplished culinary career, McGrady teaches cooking lessons and published his first cookbook in 2007: Eating Royally – Recipes and Remembrances of a Palace Kitchen.
Compassionate Chefs for Kids is Children’s Home Society of Florida’s premier fundraising event for the Emerald Coast Division, serving Panama City and the surrounding areas. While experiencing a true taste of the town – and beyond – guests will help support the community’s most vulnerable children and families, as all funds raised will benefit local programs and services of Children’s Home Society of Florida. General Admission tickets are $40 and VIP Tickets, which include a special cooking demonstration with Chef McGrady, are $100.
For more information, tickets or sponsorships, contact Matt Davis at (850) 747-5411.
About Children’s Home Society of Florida
Created in 1902, Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS) is the oldest and largest statewide private not-for-profit provider of services to children and families in Florida. The Emerald Coast Division, established in 2000, serves 2,500 children and families in the Panama City area each year through a full spectrum of prevention and intervention programs. Services include foster care, adoption, child development, emergency shelters, residential group homes, independent and transitional living for teens, parent education, counseling, mentoring, treatment for developmentally disabled children, and more. CHS, which served more than 90,000 children and families throughout the state in 2006-2007, is the fourth-largest nongovernmental not-for-profit organization in the United States and Canada accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Child & Family Services. CHS is headquartered in Winter Park, Fla., and offers services in more than 100 locations by more than 1,000 staff members dedicated to providing child-focused, family-centered care.