The Ronald McDonald House Charities is a non-profit corporation that aims to improve the health of children. Portions of the operating costs are funded by McDonald's. The remainder of their operating incomes comes from donations.
Their most recent charity event is the "2012 Ronald McDonald House Chef's Challenge." Based on the reality TV show, Iron Chef, this competition will have two Morgantown chefs squaring off for 60 minutes to create a specialty dish. The dishes are judged by a group of celebrity panelists, and the winner will received a Ronald McDonald House Charities Chef Jacket.
Celebrity panelists? You're looking at one of them.
Yeah, I was surprised too when I got the email. Blogging about tons of restaurants will get you somewhere, though.
The two chefs in this competition are Chef Brian Bruner, executive chef at the Waterfront Place Hotel, and Chef Chris McDonald, executive chef at Stefano's Restaurant.
They had an initial date for the competition, but it had some conflicts, so the exact date isn't set in stone, but I'll be sure to post more information as it comes available. However, for now, you can donate to the RMHC for the chef you think will win. And if you'd like to check out the competition, tickets are only $15 per person and $25. So grab a ticket and see me act like I know what I'm talking about.