Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Phoenixville resident, personal chef and owner of The Comfort Gourmet, Stephanie McKeon Krzywanski, has been selected as one of 24 chefs nationwide to participate in the Sears Chef Challenge. The grand prize is a complete kitchen renovation valued at over $35,000, plus an additional $20,000 donation to the winning Chef’s charity of choice.
Krzywanski has chosen to partner with Camphill Kimberton. She explains, “I chose Camphill Village Kimberton Hills as my charity because it is right in my backyard (well, three miles away) and I support them on a weekly basis by purchasing milk, baked goods and produce from the village. I am a huge supporter of being local and organic and purchasing from Kimberton Hills supports that while also helping those with developmental disabilities. I have been searching for a food-related organization to donate my time after this competition and Kimberton Hills is my choice. It will be so personally rewarding for me to give back to my community by working with the residents. Thanks to Sears, I was able to make more of a connection with them instead of just purchasing their products for home and client use. The potential financial donation from Sears will go a long way as well.”
If Krzywanski wins the first round of voting, Camphill Kimberton will win $5,000. The first round of this three-round culinary competition began on May 5th with in-store demonstrations. Krzywanski will be competing in the Washington D.C. market.
The first round winner is determined by online voting, which begins on June 26th and continues through July 10th via www.searschefchallenge.com. Anyone can vote once a day during that two-week period.
Thank you for your support. Tell a friend and remember to vote!