MACOA’S 25TH ANNUAL CULINARY CAPER
SAVE THE DATE MARCH 3, 2019

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MACOA is excited to host the 25th Annual Culinary Caper to benefit the Montgomery Area Council On Aging’s Meals on Wheels program. Area chefs will prepare their special dishes of the carefully planned menu for guests at a seated luncheon at the Alabama Activity Center.

A Silent Auction will also be held during the luncheon featuring an array of items from spa treatments, antique and new jewelry, gourmet dinners, original artwork, gift certificates, travel, baskets,
and much more!

Proceeds will be used to provide meals for Senior citizens who are living at home and unable to prepare meals for themselves. MACOA’s Meals on Wheels program serves a hot nutritious noon meal to 404 Seniors each weekday. Yet, there are still more than 300 on a waiting list to be added to a Meals on Wheels route. MACOA is working to expand this program by such events as the Culinary Caper.

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RESERVE YOUR SPACE EARLY- ONLY 300 SEATS ARE AVAILABLE!

Individual Tickets
$75.00 per person

Sponsorships

Reserve a Sponsor table of eight at $1,200
Sponsorship opportunities are available from $10,000 to $1,200

Reserved Table
Reserve a table of 8 at $750

For more information about sponsorships, tickets, or the fundraiser:
Contact Chacolby Burns-Johnson
Director of Development
cjohnson@macoa.or or (334) 263-0532

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2018 Feast of Flavors and Fundraising Served at the Culinary Caper

A sold-out affair of nearly 350 guests, family, friends, and volunteers gathered for a festive afternoon in support of MACOA and Meals on Wheels on Sunday, March 4th downtown at the Alabama Activity Center. Montgomery’s best chefs, caterers, and food professionals again prepared and shared their gourmet dishes for all to enjoy.  The menu and chefs were coordinated by Al Steineker, owner of The King’s Table Catering, who for the 18th year worked to ensure all enjoyed a feast of flavors and cuisines to fulfill every appetite. The Presenting Sponsor for the 24th Annual Culinary Caper was Caddell Construction.  There were also 16 additional sponsors who generously gave to help us raise over $82,926 to support our mission and progress for seniors!

Susan Woody served as the MC and guests enjoyed the entertainment of Brian Brantley throughout the afternoon while Revered Larry Bryars of Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church offered the Invocation.  In addition guests had over 162 silent auction items to bid on from trips, to jewelry, gourmet baskets, home décor, gift cards, and much more.  Another highlight was The Fourth Annual Rick Heinzman Memorial Meals on Wheels Award presented to Reverend Robert Wisnewski of St. John’s Episcopal Church for their long time support of MACOA over the years and their partnership to allow use of their church during a critical time during MACOA’s kitchen renovation.

The Culinary Caper was Co-Chaired by MACOA Board Members Cathy Caddell and Paul Scott.  Additional Committee members included Dottie Blair, Chacolby Burns-Johnson, Dory Hector, Brenda Hellums, Deborah Manasco, Jason Manasco, Donna Marietta, Esther Miller, Al Steineker, Joy Skelton, Marie Thurman and Jim Weinstock all who worked diligently on the event.

Thank you to all chefs, volunteer servers, entertainers, silent auction contributors, raffle contributors, in-kind services donors, the Board, community, and staff who helped make the Culinary Caper charity benefit a success for seniors!  Mark your calendars now for the milestone 25th Annual Culinary Caper to be held on Sunday, March 3, 2019. 


THANK YOU TO THESE GENEROUS DONORS FOR A DELICIOUS LUNCHEON MENU
Calamari Spring Roll .......................................................................................................Gary Garner
Homemade Pork Rinds and Pimento Cheese...................................Kathy Holmes Peppertree Steaks & WinesCauliflower Vinaigrette with Proscuitto Salad.......................................Janett MalparTida, D’ Road Café
Special Salad........................................................................Jean Higdon GiGi’s Fabulous Food
Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts ...........................................................................Jeff Young, Sam’s Club
Collard Greens & Cornbread.........................................................................Martha Hawkins, Martha’s Place
Dinner Croissants...................................................................Jerry Beers, Sunday Dinner Direct
Smoked Pork Tenderloin......................................................Al Steineker & Tia Grady King’s Table Catering
Shrimp and Grits.......................................................................Rocky Prince, Executive Chef Itta Bena
Hamburger Steak & Onion Gravy...................................................................... Pete and Tina Thomas, Sun Down
Italian Creme Cake.........................................................................Ivey Davis, Liger’s Bakery
Old Fashioned Cream Cheese Pound Cakes..................................................Peggy, McKinney, McKinney Cakes
Wine generously donated by Jason and Deborah Manasco

2018 CULINARY CAPER PRESENTING SPONSOR

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2018 CULINARY CAPER SUPPORTING SPONSOR

Baptist Health
Mr. and Mrs. Knox and Jeila Kershaw

2018 CULINARY CAPER PREMIER SPONSORS

Adams Drugs
ALABAMA POWER COMPANY
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.- Beta Nu Omega Chapter
Auburn University at Montgomery
Dottie Blair and Glen Zorn
Cathy Caddell and Charlie Warnke
First United Methodist Church
FULL CIRCLE HOLDINGS
Montgomery County Commissioner Ronda Walker
The Starke Agency, Inc. 
The J.K. Lowder Family Foundation
Turner Insurance and Bonding Co.
UNITED FOOD AND FUEL CITGO- IN MEMORY OF JESSE AND WILMA MCNEILL
WarreN AVERETT

 

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