Cancer Services’ 31st Annual Capital Chefs’ Showcase was the most successful yet, raising $265,000 through the amazing generosity of the Baton Rouge community!

Held on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at the Baton Rouge River Center, this event is the organization’s premiere fundraising event to support the mission of improving life for those living with cancer. Event guests were treated to a continuous cocktail buffet featuring over 30 of our area’s top chefs, an open bar, silent and live auctions and live entertainment by The V-Tones.

This year LSU Head Baseball Coach Paul Mainieri and his wife Karen teamed up with Founder and CEO of Raising Cane’s Todd Graves and his wife Gwen as
Honorary Chairs. “I am honored to be a part of this historic event and excited to support this amazing organization,” says Todd Graves, Founder and CEO, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers. “Cancer Services is critical to the fabric of our community and continues to do vital work for families affected by cancer in the Greater
Baton Rouge area.”

Live Auction highlights included a day with Project Runway All Stars Winner Anthony Ryan Auld, a ‘take home chef’ experience with local food blogger Jay Ducote and a dinner at L’Auberge’s 18 Steak with Coach Mainieri and Coach Skip Bertman.

THANK YOU to all of the chefs, volunteers, sponsors, donors, attendees, supporters, friends and well-wishers who made this possible and special thanks to presenting sponsor Albemarle Foundation and other major sponsors Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry, Group Contractors and Capital One.

Mark your calendars for next year’s event: Thursday, September 4, 2014 and click here for more event information.