A number of chefs from the Cayman
Culinary Society joined with Cayman CrimeStoppers for a fundraising event at
Grand Old House on Thursday 15 July.
Proceeds raised at the event, which
was dubbed Chefs Against Crime, were evenly split between Cayman CrimeStoppers
and Grand Old House Chef Thusara Siriwardana, who was injured during an assault
and robbery in June.
Included in the ticket price was a
plate of pasta, which was freshly prepared by the participating chefs at
several food stations. The chefs donated their services and jazz musicians Gary
Ebanks, Natalie Barber and Gianeya Sanchez provided entertainment for the
Cayman CrimeStoppers Chairman Eric
Bush said he was very happy with the Chefs Against Crime event.
“It gave the [Crime Stoppers] board
members a unique opportunity to speak with attendees to better inform them
about the Crime Stoppers program, how it works, and how well it is doing,” he
said, adding thanks to all of those involved in making the event a success.
Mr. Bush also thanked Governor
Duncan Taylor. Although he wasn’t at the
event, Mr. Taylor donated the use of his home for a dinner for eight other people,
an item that was auctioned off. The dinner, which will be catered by the Cayman
Culinary Society with wines donated by Jacques Scott, fetched $2,400 in the
auction. Several other restaurant gift certificates were also auctioned.
“The monies raised will go directly
into the CrimeStoppers program, which we will use to pay for tips that lead to
an arrest or recovery of stolen property, illegal firearms or drugs,” Mr. Bush