2017 CULINARY CAPER

SPONSORS

PRESENTING SPONSOR

SIGNATURE SPONSOR

 

SUPPORTING  SPONSOR
Mr. and Mrs. John Knox Kershaw, II

PREMIER SPONSORS
Adams Drugs
Alabama Power Foundation
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.- Beta Nu Omega Chapter
Auburn University at Montgomery
Cathy Caddell and Charlie Warnke
John and Joyce Caddell
Dixie Electric Cooperative
Dottie Blair and Glen Zorn
First United Methodist Church
Hughes-Williams-Johnson
Starke Agency , Inc.
Susan Moore
The J.K. Lowder Family Foundation
Warren Averett

JOIN US FOR THE 23RD ANNUAL CULINARY CAPER

The 23rd Annual Culinary Caper on Sunday, March 5th at the Alabama Activity Center will feature food, fun, and fellowship in support of MACOA and Meals On Wheels to serve homebound Seniors.  The exciting afternoon will offer entertainment, a seated luncheon, access to a silent auction, and an opportunity to enter a raffle for $1,000 worth of dining out to fine restaurants in the River Region. The silent auction
will open at 11:30am and lunch will be served at 12:30pm.


Sponsorship Opportunities are available ranging from $5,000 to $1,200. 
Please contact Chacolby Burns-Johnson at (334) 263-0532 or cjohnson@macoa.org for
more details and to discuss.

Tables of Eight- may be purchased for $750

Individual Tickets- may be purchased for $75 per person

Raffle Tickets- may be purchased for $5.00 per ticket
Restaurants included in the raffle grand prize
Capital City Club-----Central----Chappy's Deli----City Grill---Down The Street Café----Itta Bena----
Papa Rocs Italian Grill----Saza's----Sommer's Place
 

RESERVE YOUR TICKETS OR TABLE HERE
1. Click here
2.   Complete Online form with your information
3. Under Gift Information Fund section from the dropdown menu select Culinary Caper Reservation
4. In additional comments section, insert any special instructions or
seating preference with other guests

(Note: All efforts will be made to seat with requested party, however the only way to ensure
seating with party is to purchase a table).

 


2017 CAPER MENU

Ceviche' -D' Road Café
Appetizer TBD-Itta Bena
Croissants -Sunday Dinner
Cornbread -Martha's Place
Spring Mix Salad -GiGi's Fabulous Foods
Squash Casserole-Jennie Weller
Tuna Dip- Peppertree Steaks & Wines
Hot Dogs-Chris' Hot Dogs
Coleslaw-Jubilee Seafood
Collard Greens- Martha's Place
Garlic Green Beans- Sam's Club
Smoked Pork Tenderloin or other item TBD - King's Table Catering
Chicken Entrée (TBD) - Jan's Beach House
Petit fours- Liger's Bakery
Strawberry and chocolate muffins- Peggy McKinney
Red and White Wine


SILENT AUCTION ITEMS

The Silent Auction will feature a variety of items to include:
Art
Gift Certificates
Jewelry
Wine
Home Décor
Trips
Candles
Clothing Items
Spa and Manicure
Tanning
Catering packages
Grooming for pets
Area Rug
Montgomery Symphony Orchestra Season Tickets
Sunglasses
Handmade Quilts and blankets
Regions Bank Signature Bike
Fragrance Basket
Lamps
And much more!
 

FEATURED SILENT AUCTION TRIPS

HOME IN JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
Value: $21,000
DONATED BY JOHN AND JOYCE CADDELL

A spectacular five-bedroom, seven-bathroom home in Jackson Hole, WY., overlooking the Teton Valley. Three cars are available for use, two of which will be parked at the airport ready to go.

COTTAGE IN CARMEL, CA
VAluE- $1,180
DONATED BY BOB FROESE

2 BR/2BA Carmel Charmer Gingerbread Cottage California
VRBO#478118
Four nights stay
 

CONDO IN DESTIN, FL
VALUE-$600
DONATED BY DOTTIE BLAIR AND GLEN ZORN

Located at Sandpiper Cove on the canal and is on
the second floor with stairs.
One bedroom with a sleeper sofa in the living room
WaTER TAXI TO YOUR FAVORITE HARBOR RESTAURANTS
Excludes Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and LABOR DAY


 

LAKE MARTIN CABIN
VAlue- $450
DONATED BY SUSAN MOORE

Near Kowaliga and is a two bedroom one bath
Three nights

Excludes Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and LABOR DAY


2016 PRESENTING SPONSOR

DINING WITH A PURPOSE PAYS OFF BIG

Food, fellowship, and fundraising were the focus of the 22nd Annual Culinary Caper on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at the Alabama Activity Center as guests gathered to share their time, talent, and treasure raising over $65,000 to support MACOA and Meals On Wheels. Baptist Health served as the Presenting Sponsor and Mr. and Mrs. Knox Kershaw, II served as the Signature Sponsor. The were 17 Premier Sponsors that helped make the fundraiser a success: Adams Drugs, Alabama Power Foundation, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.- Beta Nu Omega Chapter, BBVA Compass, Dottie Blair and Glen Zorn, Cathy Caddell and Charlie Warnke, John and Joyce Caddell, Dr. Stephen and Suzanne Davidson, Dixie Electric Cooperative, Inc., First United Methodist Church, Hughes-Williams-Johnson, J.K. Lowder Foundation, McPhillips Shinbaum, LLP, The Law Office of Mark E. Smith, United Food and Fuel CITGO, Warren Averett Companies, LLC, and Wells Printing Company. 

The Culinary Caper organized by Amy Crawford, MACOA Board Member, and Chacolby Burns-Johnson, MACOA Development Coordinator, proved to be a delightful afternoon as planned with fellow committee members Barbara Duke, Phyllis Fenn, Dory Hector, Brenda Hellums, Pete Knight, Jr., Donna Marietta, Bill Morgan, Joy Skelton, Amy Steineker, and Marie Thurman.  The afternoon featured gourmet cuisine and chefs organized by Al Steineker of The King’s Table Catering.  The delicious menu items were Smoked Tuna Dip- Pepper Tree Steaks & Wine, Mini BLT’s- A Catered Affair, Sesame Green Beans- Personal Touch Events, Collard Greens & Corn Bread- Martha’s Place, Chicken Pasta and a Tossed Green Parmesan Salad- Itta Bena Wind Creek Montgomery, Shrimp and Grits- Gourmet Catering By Evelyn Thomas, Parmesan Roasted Potatoes- The King’s Table Catering, Croissants- Sunday Dinner Direct, Praline Brownies, GiGi’s Fabulous Foods, and Lemon Chiffon Cakes- Jennie Weller Catering.  Susan Woody of News Talk 93.1 served as Emcee for the afternoon keeping all engaged while entertainment was offered by Brian Brantley who played musical selections on his guitar.

A dedicated team of community volunteers led by Deborah and Jason Manasco served a sold out crowd of 300 fortunate diners at this seated luncheon. In addition to dining, guests enjoyed viewing and bidding on 113 items including a seven night stay in a five bedroom home in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, a four night stay at a Cottage in Caramel, California, a three night stay at a Condo in Destin, and a three night stay at a Lake Cabin on Lake Martin, fine jewelry, fragrance baskets, original paintings and art, designer scarves, handbags, an assortment of fine wine, home décor, and an exquisite 8 x 10 wool rug made in India, to name a few.

A special highlight of the afternoon was honoring John and Joyce Caddell as the recipients of the 2nd Annual Rick Heinzman Memorial Meals On Wheels award for over 25 years of service, dedication, and commitment to MACOA and Seniors in our community.  The company they founded, Caddell Construction, has the prestigious distinction of having been MACOA’s first corporate sponsor and still serves today. 

Even those who didn’t attend the Caper had an opportunity to participate by purchasing a $5.00 raffle ticket to support MACOA and our mission to serve Seniors.   Ross-Clayton Funeral Home was the lucky winner of the Dining Out On Us gift basket, which featured a total of $1,000 worth of donated gift cards to popular restaurants throughout Montgomery to include Capital City Club, Central, Chappy’s Deli, City Grill, Derk’s Filet and Vine, Firebird’s, Jubilee Seafood, LaJolla, Lek’s Railrod Thai, Papa Roc’s, SaZa’s, Sinclair’s, and Sommer’s Place.

The 2016 Culinary Caper exceeded all expectations and lived up to its tradition.  It truly was dining with purpose as funds were raised to cover six routes to fed 72 homebound Seniors meals for an entire year!

22nd Annual Culinary Caper


2016 Culinary Caper Sponsors

SIGNATURE SPONSOR

Mr. and Mrs. Knox Kershaw, II

PREMIER SPONSORS

Adams Drugs
Alabama Power Foundation
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.- Beta Nu Omega Chapter
BBVA Compass
Dottie Blair and Glen Zorn
Cathy Caddell and Charlie Warnke
 John and Joyce Caddell
Dr. and Mrs. Stephen and Suzanne Davidson
Dixie Electric Cooperative, Inc. 
First United Methodist Church
Hughes- Williams- Johnson
Law Office of Mark Edward Smith
J.K. Lowder Foundation
McPhillips Shinbaum, LLP
United Food & Fuel CITGO
Warren Averett
Wells Printing Company



21st Annual Culinary Caper: Sunday Dining With Purpose

It’s been a much anticipated tradition for the past two decades for MACOA to host the annual Culinary Caper to benefit the organization and Meals On Wheels on the first Sunday of March. The 21st Annual Culinary Caper was held on Sunday, March 1st in historic downtown Montgomery at the Alabama Activity Center where the signature sponsor for the charity event was Adams Drugs. 300 fortunate guests enjoyed an afternoon of food and fellowship in support of Seniors in our community.

The Caper was chaired by Amy Crawford, MACOA Board member, who worked in conjunction with Chacolby Burns-Johnson, MACOA Development Coordinator, to plan and organize this special afternoon delight for guests. The Culinary Caper lived up to its reputation and provided a culinary experience for guests as they enjoyed signature gourmet dishes from local restaurants and caterers.

The chefs who generously donated their time, talent, and dishes were coordinated by Al Steineker of King’s Table Catering. The delectable menu included Chunky Cheese Dip from Peppertree Steaks ‘N Wine; Award Winning Tenderloin Three Bean Chili from Garrett’s; Neptune Pasta Salad and Open Face Pork Sliders from Kings’ Table Catering; Praline Green Beans from GiGi’s Fabulous Foods; Collard Greens & Corn Bread from Martha’s Place; Shrimp and Grits from the Capital City Club; Homemade Chicken and Dumplings from Personal Touch Events; Croissants from Sunday Dinner Direct; Coffee from Café Louisa; and Assorted Desserts from Jennie Weller Catering.

Upon arrival, guests entered the silent auction area, which featured a wide array of 90 items ranging from fine jewelry, a Condo in Destin, artwork, gift certificates and baskets, home décor, spa packages, to name a few. Susan Woody of Cumulus Broadcasting served as Mistress of Ceremony while a dedicated team of community volunteers coordinated by Jason and Deborah Manasco participated as servers who presented each course to diners at the seated luncheon.

Guests were welcomed by Donna Marietta, MACOA Executive Director, who shared updates on MACOA and the Meals On Wheels program. New to the Caper this year was the presentation of the Rick Heinzman Memorial Meals On Wheels Award in honor of Mr. Richard Ruel “Rick” Heinzman, Former Executive Director of MACOA from 1998 to 2012 to Jackson Hospital for the dedication and commitment to MACOA and Meals On Wheels. The presentation was made by Dottie Blair, MACOA Board President, Donna Marietta, and Mrs. Judith Kay Heinzman wife of Rick for 46 years. The event concluded with a raffle for a Personal Chef Dining Experience for a party 10 valued at $1,000.

The Culinary Caper raised over $49,000 that will directly benefit MACOA and the Meals On Wheels program, which provides hot noon meals to 350 homebound senior citizens who are unable to prepare meals for themselves. This was truly a Sunday afternoon delight dining with a purpose!

Jackson Hospital was awarded with the Rick Heinzman Memorial Meals On Wheels Award for over 42 years of partnership and commitment to Meals On Wheels during the Culinary Caper. Pictured Left to Right: Roosevelt Hampton, Lead Cook, Jacquelyn Hampton, Salad Maker, Michael James, VP & COO, Harriett Spears-Jones, Mrs. Judy Heinzman, Widow of Mr. Rick Heinzman, Charles Stephens, Food Service Director, Tyrone Jones, Food Service Supervisor, Doug Broughton, and Food Service Supervisor

Thank you to each of the 21st Annual Culinary Capers Sponsors for helping to make the charity benefit a success:
SIGNATURE SPONSOR

 

PREMIERE SPONSORS
MR. & MRS. KNOX KERSHAW, II

CAPER SPONSORS

Alabama Power Foundation
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. - Beta Nu Omega Chapter
AUM Outreach
BBVA Compass
Dottie Blair and Glen Zorn
Fran and Larry Brittain
Joyce and John Caddell
Dr. and Mrs. Steve Chandler
Dr. Stephen and Suzanne Davidson
Dixie Electric Cooperative
Bob and Barbara Duke
First United Methodist Church
J.K. Lowder Family Foundation
Julia and Knox Kershaw
Renasant Bank
Craig and Pam Stephan
Trotman Cattle Co.


Thank you to each of the 21st Annual Culinary Capers Restaurants and Caterers for helping to make the charity event to benefit a success! Our guests enjoyed your delicious gourmet dishes:

Coffee

Missy Mercer, Cafe Louisa

Chunky Cheese Dip

Kathy Holmes/Jeff Verner, Pepper Tree Steaks N’ Wine


Award-Winning Tenderloin Three Bean Chili

Gary Garner, Garrett’s

Neptune Pasta Salad
Al Steineker/Tia Grady, King’s Table Catering


Praline Green Beans
Jean Higdon, GiGi’s Fabulous Foods

Collard Greens and Cornbread Muffins

Martha Hawkins, Martha’s Place

Shrimp & Grits

Rocky Prince, Capital City Club

Homemade Chicken & Dumplings

Lela Foshee/Carron Morrow, Personal Touch Events


Open-Face Pork Sliders
Al Steineker/Tia Grady, King’s Table Catering

Croissants

Jerry Beers, Sunday Dinner Direct

Dessert
Jennie Weller, Jennie Weller Catering