Six therapy dogs and cats were recently purchased by Alzheimer’s Family Center (AFC) for their patients. Manufactured by Hasbro, these "pets" are in reality robots that were specifically designed for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. And it does wonders.
Over 350 guests gathered on October 28 at the Pasea Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach for the first edition of Chef Masters benefiting Alzheimer’s Family Center.
An Incredible Culinary Experience
Pasea’s Executive Chef, Kevin Meyers, joined Honorary Chef Pascal Olhats along with 31 of the best Chefs in Orange County creating an unforgettable culinary experience for guests while enjoying a breathtaking view of the Pacific at sunset. To view the complete list of participating Chefs, please visit: chefmasters.org
The Silent Auction featured 80 titillating items from jewelry and art pieces from renown artists to fantastic wine prizes.
Live Auction and Entertainment
Guests were then directed to the Sapphire Ballroom where dessert was served during a vibrant live auction led by auctioneer Dawn Marie. Community members stepping forward for Alzheimer’s Family Center (AFC) were Gwyn Parry, director of Hoag Hospital’s Community Benefit Program, AFC Board Chair Mary Lou Shattuck, and AFC Chief Executive Officer Joanna Richardson-Jones, praising Hoag for 40 years of support through its dementia-specific Adult Day Health Care center in Huntington Beach, California. Entertainers featured the Johnny Holiday Show and the Dean Mora Orchestra, singer Christine Nelson, the Satin Dollz, and tap dancer Charon Aldredge .
The event is the brainchild of Kristin Martin, producer and founder of Chef Masters. Major financial support for the event came from Mona Lee Nesseth, Julia Argyros and Sue Gross.
Photographers: Bob Hodson, Jen Engleman, Tony Lattimore.
The 2019 Chef Masters edition will take place on Sunday, October 27th, 2019. Stay tuned for more details.