Thank you to all our sponsors, colleagues, friends of Premier Cares Foundation for helping to make the 2nd Annual Celebrity Chef Dinner a smashing success. Thanks to all of your support,the White House Dinner raised over $60,000 for Premier Cares Foundation . 201 people attended the sold out Premier Cares Foundation “White House State Dinner” featuring former Executive Chef of the White House, Walter Scheib on Saturday, November 10th, 2012 at the Poughkeepsie Tennis Club.
Chef Scheib, a 1979 graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, cooked for Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, as well as for countless heads of state and foreign dignitaries during his 1994-2005 tenure at the White House. Chef Scheib prepared a delicious, multi-course, White House-style state dinner featuring an evening of favorite dishes served to such distinguished guests as Jacques Chirac, Boris Yeltsin, and Nelson Mandela. He delighted and fascinated guests with White House insider’s tales and culinary insights. David Roosevelt, grandson of Franklin and Eleanor, joined Chef Scheib in sharing White House culinary memories of his times visiting his grandparents in the White House as well as dining experiences with other U.S. presidents.
Dr. Evan Goldfischer, Chairman of the Board of Premier Cares Foundation, said, “The evening was magnificent, and it was wonderful to see so many people enjoying themselves and supporting a great cause. Carlo Citera and his team from Cosimo’s Restaurant Group did an amazing job working in tandem with Chef Scheib to cater the event.”
Premier Cares Foundation received generous sponsorship and support from many community organizations, businesses, and patrons. Major sponsors for the event included Ashworth Creative, North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA), Pathline, Watson, Premier Medical Group, Health Quest, Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center, Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Cosimo’s Restaurant Group and Arlington Wine and Liquor.
Proceeds of this event will benefit Premier Cares Foundation, a 501(c) 3 charity whose mission is to provide support, education, awareness, and treatment for those individuals in the community lacking sufficient funds to address significant urologic and digestive diseases including prostate and colon cancers.