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Local Chef Honored At Greenwich Hospital Fundraising Feast

Honored chefs Debra Ponzek and Aarón Sánchez
Honored chefs Debra Ponzek and Aarón Sánchez Photo Credit: Contributed
The Westchester Country Club was packed for the Greenwich Hospital Great Chefs banquet.
The Westchester Country Club was packed for the Greenwich Hospital Great Chefs banquet. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Food and beverage from more than 60 restaurants was available.
Food and beverage from more than 60 restaurants was available. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Guests had lots of food options at the Great Chefs 2015 dinner.
Guests had lots of food options at the Great Chefs 2015 dinner. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Event co-chairs Janet Delos (L) and Jenni Salinas, and Greenwich Hospital President and CEO Norman Roth (R).
Event co-chairs Janet Delos (L) and Jenni Salinas, and Greenwich Hospital President and CEO Norman Roth (R). Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Dessert choices were plentiful.
Dessert choices were plentiful. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Food samples were available throughout the event.
Food samples were available throughout the event. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Area restaurants show off their specialties.
Area restaurants show off their specialties. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Lots of drink options were offered at the Great Chefs 2015 banquet.
Lots of drink options were offered at the Great Chefs 2015 banquet. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Silent auction items up for bidding.
Silent auction items up for bidding. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Tasty honey is drizzled on bread.
Tasty honey is drizzled on bread. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Guests head to the food vendors.
Guests head to the food vendors. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

GREENWICH, Conn. -- It was a night to remember ... and to feast on.

The 30th annual Great Chefs event, held to benefit vital outreach services provided by Greenwich Hospital , was chock full of creative cocktails, tantalizing hors d'oeuvres and a divine dinner. The fundraiser, which drew nearly 350 guests, took place March 6 at Westchester Country Club in Rye.

Celebrity chefs Aarón Sánchez of Paloma in Stamford, and Debra Ponzek, who with her husband Gregory Addonizio, owns Aux Délices, a favorite specialty food store for many residents of Greenwich, Riverside, Darien and Westport, were honored at this celebration of all things delicious. Mouthwatering specialties were prepared by nearly 60 top chefs and beverage distributors.

Co-chairs Jenni Salinas and Janet Delos of Greenwich, and their enthusiastic committee of volunteers, created a night to remember with silent, live and fine wine auctions and dancing.

Norman G. Roth, interim president and CEO at Greenwich Hospital, lauded the many accomplishments of all involved including the esteemed chefs.

“These talented professionals are honored tonight for their commitment to community, quality and customer service, values we at Greenwich Hospital share,” he said.

Great Chefs benefits Community Health at Greenwich Hospital, which last year provided wellness services, health screenings, support groups and education programs to nearly 22,000 residents in Fairfield and Westchester counties, accounting for much of the $32 million in community benefits Greenwich Hospital provides annually. More than 50 percent of Greenwich Hospital patients are Westchester residents.

For more information about upcoming Greenwich Hospital Special Events, contact Greenwich Hospital Foundation at 203-863-3865 or at events@greenwichhospital.org.

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