Celeb Delicacies attracts foodies and raises cash for hunger aid

CANTON – Tuesday night’s Movie star Delicacies event was two a long time in the earning.

After the earlier two Movie star Cuisine fundraisers had been canceled thanks to COVID-19, restaurant operators and organizers basked in the scene of a busy Canton Memorial Civic Centre.

A lot more than 30 Stark County dining places or food stuff-related enterprises had been represented. A smorgasbord of tasty eats stuffed the arena ground — ham sliders, pulled pork, pizza, baklava, rooster wings, pasta, nachos, meatballs, risotto, fried fish, potato salad, breakfast casserole, miniature shepherd’s pies and lots of 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 Local community Harvest, a organized and perishable food items rescue method of the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank and aspect of the effort and hard work to give starvation aid for these in have to have.

Typical admission tickets had been $50. Sponsorship tables also had been reserved and marketed. A silent auction and raffles raised extra money for starvation reduction.

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 because it can be long gone on this very long and it is really expanded.’

Celeb Cuisine marked its 30th yr. Mark Shaheen, of The Desert Inn, is among the all those who at first helped organize Celebrity Cuisine in the early 1990s.

“It is really a terrific event,” he mentioned as Arabic rice and other dishes ended up served at the fragrant Desert Inn table. “I am just overcome because it really is gone on this long and it really is actually 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 viewed people today ingesting, consuming and mingling, Shaheen said, “We phone it the very best cocktail get together in city.”

“Everybody’s out,” Shaheen mentioned. “It really is just so amazing to be again to regular — it can be just great.”

Serving to serve meals was musician Joe Vitale Jr., son of Canton native Joe Vitale, an achieved percussionist who toured with the Eagles decades ago.

Trisha Anderson

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