2022 Chef’s Specialty

The crowd at the 2022 Chef's Specialty applauds this year's MOWWM accomplishments

October 12, 2022

Fredrick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Are you someone who loves good food and drink? Then you would have enjoyed the 8th Annual Chef’s Specialty event at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park last October.

This fall event is an evening gathering where close supporters and new friends come together to support our community seniors. Over 250 people attended last year’s dinner, which offered a cocktail reception with mingling and cooking demonstrations, a tribute to a special honoree, meaningful words from a client, and a few surprises. 

The Chef’s Specialty event was a seated dinner with open bar and had a networking event where attendees honored Dr. Khan Nedd, a local community leader, and celebrated another impactful year at Meals on Wheels Western Michigan. Local chefs also participated in a recipe competition, which was definitely one of the highlights of the night. You can still check out the recipes from all fifteen chefs below.

Thank You to the 2022 Sponsors!

Spectrum Health
Grand Rapids African American Health Institute
Hands of Hope
Seniors Helping Seniors
Consumers Energy
Ada Valley
Randy Damstra
Mark Huizenga
Star Truck Rentals
Fifth Third Bank
Mercantile Bank of Michigan
Sun Valley Foods
Dr. Larry and Mary Gerbens
Mutual of American Financial Group
Trinity Health
Progressive AE

2022 Recipes

Shrimp and Grits in a red bowl
2022 Recipes

Shrimp and Grits

Chef Jessica Ann Tyson Candied Yam Ingredients For the Shrimp Gravy 1 lb jumbo raw shrimp deveined without heads and tails (heads/tail OFF) 1/4 lb jumbo raw shrimp, heads and

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Golabki sitting in a blue and white bowl
2022 Recipes


Chef Gary Szotko Lewandowski’s Market Ingredients Yields 6-8 cabbage rolls 2 c stewed tomatoes 1 can of Campbell’s Tomato Soup 3 Tbsp brown sugar 1 lb ground beef 1/2 lb

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Meatballs in marinara sauce with parmesan.
2022 Recipes


Chef Chris Perkey Taverna Rossa Ingredients Yields approximately 14-16 meatballs 1/4 c 100% olive oil 1/2 c chopped Spanish onions 2 Tbsp chopped garlic 1/2 c diced bacon 1 tsp

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