Tri-C Chef Organizes 'Dinner in the Dark' to Raise Funds for Camp Cheerful
February 03, 2015
CLEVELAND — Culinary students at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) will work side-by-side with top Northeast Ohio chefs during an upcoming “Dinner In The Dark” event benefiting the Achievement Centers for Children Camp Cheerful in Strongsville.The fundraiser will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, at Tri-C’s Hospitality Management Center on Public Square, 180 Euclid Ave. in Cleveland.
Guests will be treated to a six-course meal. Students from Tri-C’s Hospitality Management Program will assist the chefs in preparation of the dishes, providing them an in-the-kitchen learning experience with industry professionals.
Neither the menu nor the chefs will be revealed until the night of the event, keeping guests “in the dark” about the meal. Each course is complemented by a wine or artisan cocktail.
The event is billed as “an impromptu dinner designed to stimulate your palate and surprise your taste buds” as some of Cleveland’s best chefs “indulge in their most inner creativeness and challenge your senses.”
Tickets are $87.39, which includes tax, gratuity, processing fees and parking. To purchase tickets, go to http://dinnerinthedarkcleveland.com/.
“Dinner In the Dark” is a monthly fundraiser held at various sites around the city. The hosting chef — in this case, Chef Ky-wai Wong, an assistant professor at Tri-C — selects the local charity that will receive proceeds from the night.
Wong chose Achievement Centers’ Camp Cheerful based on a family connection to the facility. Camp Cheerful opened in 1947 as Ohio’s first camp with recreation programs for children with disabilities.