April 11, 2024


Food & Travel Enthusiast

Movie star Delicacies draws foodies and raises funds for hunger reduction

CANTON – Tuesday night’s Celebrity Delicacies party was two a long time in the creating.

Just after the earlier two Celebrity Delicacies fundraisers ended up canceled owing to COVID-19, cafe operators and organizers basked in the scene of a busy Canton Memorial Civic Center.

Additional than 30 Stark County dining establishments or foods-relevant enterprises were being represented. A smorgasbord of delicious eats filled the arena flooring — ham sliders, pulled pork, pizza, baklava, rooster wings, pasta, nachos, meatballs, risotto, fried fish, potato salad, breakfast casserole, miniature shepherd’s pies and quite a few other samplings.

Treats from Skyland Pines Creative Catering were offered during Celebrity Cuisine at the Canton Memorial Civic Center on Tuesday. The Tri-County Restaurant Association event raised hunger relief funds for the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank.

Proceeds benefited Community Harvest, a organized and perishable foods rescue software of the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank and part of the energy to provide starvation reduction for those people in have to have.

Standard admission tickets were $50. Sponsorship tables also had been reserved and marketed. A silent auction and raffles raised added money for starvation relief.

People pack the floor for Celebrity Cuisine at the Canton Memorial Civic Center on Tuesday.  Hosted by Atlantic Food Distributors and the Tri-County Restaurant Association, the event benefited Community Harvest, a hunger-relief program of Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank.

‘I’m just overwhelmed for the reason that it’s gone on this long and it truly is truly expanded.’

Celebrity Cuisine marked its 30th calendar year. Mark Shaheen, of The Desert Inn, is amid those people who initially helped organize Celebrity Cuisine in the early 1990s.

“It truly is a excellent occasion,” he stated as Arabic rice and other dishes ended up served at the aromatic Desert Inn table. “I am just overcome for the reason that it’s absent on this lengthy and it’s seriously expanded.”

Doug Crawford high fives Melissa Wolfe at the Palombo's Italian Restaurant booth during Celebrity Cuisine at the Canton Memorial Civic Center on Tuesday. The event raised funds for the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank's food rescue and hunger relief program.

Smiling as he watched people today eating, drinking and mingling, Shaheen claimed, “We call it the ideal cocktail celebration in town.”

“Everybody’s out,” Shaheen claimed. “It really is just so great to be again to usual — it truly is just fantastic.”

Assisting serve food items was musician Joe Vitale Jr., son of Canton native Joe Vitale, an achieved percussionist who toured with the Eagles decades in the past.