By Tim Jimenez
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Chefs from Philadelphia, and as far away as Italy, gathered to feed about 1,200 people last night for charity.
For the ninth year, it was the Great Chefs Event put together by the Vetri Foundation. Chef and board member Jeff Michaud didn’t do any of the cooking himself, but 40 others did, lending a helping hand for an event that has become very popular.
“It’s pretty awesome to see how it’s grown from the first year to today. Went from raising $25,000-$30,000 to over a million.”
The money raised goes to the Vetri Foundation and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.
The guests, about 1,200 of them, were treated to all kinds of dishes. Michaud couldn’t pick his favorite but wanted to highlight one coming from the chef who traveled the farthest.
“The guy’s from Italy – Marco Rossi – did this pork hind leg cooked in hay, wrapped in dough. It’s baked in the oven and it’s served with polenta italiano which is a polenta dish with fontina cheese that’s just mind blowing.”