Gwen Fowler



Charleston chefs team with kids for fundraiser

Posted 6/11/2012 11:44:00 AM

While lots of people are talking about obesity among children these days, a group of Charleston chefs have been doing something to combat it for four years.

Twelve chefs will team with up with younger chefs in the fourth annual Piggly Wiggly Big Chef Little Chef Competition at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14 at The Lighthouse on Shem Creek

Participating chefs are Mike Lata of FIG, Nico Romo of Fish Restaurant, Marc Collins of Circa 1886, Cary Zapatka of Square Onion, Craig Deihl of Cypress, John Zucker of Cru CafeBen Berryhill of Red Drum, John Ondo of Lana Restaurant, Michelle Weaver of Charleston Grill, Kevin Johnson of The Grocery, Jeremiah Bacon of Oak Steakhouse and Ken Vedrinski of Trattoria Lucca

Tickets are $50 in advance or $65 the day of the competition.

Proceeds from the event go to Louie’s Kids, a nonprofit organization that raises funds to help treat childhood obesity.

Louie’s Kids was founded in 2001 in Alexandria, Va., by Louis Yuhasz, who was motivated by the death of his father from complications of obesity. The group now operates out of Charleston and works with economically disadvantaged children nationwide. Yuhasz recently announced he would be stepping down as the CEO of the group.