Louie’s Kids “Little Chef/Big Chef” Inspires Participants to Think Healthy

Aidan and his mother

Louie’s Kids is hosting its 12th annual Little Chef/Big Chef event on June 24th, 2019 from 7pm-10pm at Halls Signature Events in historic downtown Charleston.

By pairing local young men and women with professional chefs from Charleston’s most celebrated kitchens, the participants learn the importance of eating healthy and learn the necessary skills to prepare and serve tasty, nutritious food.

All proceeds from the event go towards Louie’s Kids to help prevent and treat childhood obesity, and promote healthy, productive lifestyles.

One of this year’s participants, Aidan, is poised to make a rare second appearance at the event that helped motivate him and his family to collectively lose over 150 pounds!

Since last year’s event, Aidan has maintained a focus on improving his and his families’ health while simultaneously assisting happily and eagerly at dozens of local food service events, even participating in the 2019 Charleston Wine + Food Festival.

Aidan has sharpened his culinary skills thanks to the help of guidance of his mentoring chefs at Hall’s Chophouse, and is ready to stand out amongst his competitors with a strong performance on his return to the #LittleChefBigChef stage June 24th.

The overriding goal of “Little Chef/Big Chef” is to impart participants with the knowledge they need to make healthy choices in their everyday life.

The event’s guests will experience five courses prepared by five all-star Charleston chefs and their partnering “little chefs,” recruited from the non-profit. Robyn Guisto of Halls Management Group will serve as host chef. Joining Guisto are chefs Marc Collins of Circa 1886, Bob Cook of Edmund’s Oast, Will Fincher of Obstinate Daughter, and Richard “Chip” Plaistowe of Halls Management Group.

Each child-chef team will present their dishes to guests; wine and beer pairings will accompany each dish courtesy of the evening’s sponsors. Tickets are available for guests who elect not to consume alcohol.

According to organizers, the fundraiser has tripled in size over the years. And the outcomes always awe founder Louis Yuhasz. “I am always amazed by the little chefs, who develop such wonderful relationships with the “bigs,” all centered on exploring healthy cooking and positive interaction.”

Tickets are available for $240 per person ($175 no-alcohol ticket), which includes five courses, beer and wine at each course, tax and gratuity. Purchase tickets and make reservations by calling (843) 724-3808, Monday through Friday 9-5.

Purchasing tickets early is strongly encouraged, as attendance is limited to 80 guests. For more information on Louie’s Kids or Little Chef/Big Chef, visit LouiesKids.org and get live updates on Twitter by searching the hashtag #LITTLECHEFBIGCHEF.

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