Staff photo by Emmy Errante
Sharon Edwards and Jan Wilkerson attend the Epicurean Evening
to benefit the Methodist Home for Children on Thursday, Aug. 30,
at the Wilmington Convention Center.
As a result of Wilmington’s 2012 Epicurean Evening to benefit the Methodist Home for Children, $84,000 was raised to support the children and families the organization serves. This figure was an increase of about $14,000 more than last year’s event.
Held at the Wilmington Convention Center on Thursday, Aug. 30, the culinary event featured 33 different restaurants and vendors from around the Lower Cape Fear region competing for the votes of the public and the panel of 12 judges.
Chef John Sedlak of the Hilton Wilmington Riverside was awarded The Copper Kettle, the top honor of the evening, as well as the award for Best Appetizer. Ruth’s Chris and executive chef Chris Jewel won the awards for Best Entrée and Best Taste. Uprising bakery and Bree Petereson-Resnick took home the award for Best Dessert. The People’s Choice Award was awarded to chef Scott Frazzetta and the Wilmington Convention Center.
Methodist Home for Children development director Regina Hawse said she was excited about how well the event went and that the funds raised will directly help approximately 84 children in the care of the organization for a year.