25th Annual Culinary Caper Raises Over $98,000

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 3rd 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 and Gary Garner helped serve and station of the items on the day of the event. The Presenting Sponsors for the 25th Annual Culinary Caper were Cathy Caddell and Charlie Warnke and Caddell Construction.  Supporting Sponsors included Baptist Health, Knox Kershaw, Inc., United Food and Fuel CITGO, and Warren Averett, LLC. There were also 13 additional sponsors who generously gave to help us raise over $98,000 to support our mission and progress for seniors!

Judd Davis of WSFA 12 News served as the Host and guests enjoyed the entertainment of Brian Brantley throughout the afternoon while Rabbi Scott Looper of Temple Beth Or Montgomery offered the Invocation. In addition guests had nearly 190 silent auction items to bid on from trips, to jewelry, gourmet baskets, home décor, gift cards, trips, and much more.  Another highlight was The Fifth Annual Rick Heinzman Memorial Meals on Wheels Award presented to Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church for their long time support of MACOA over the years and their partnership as a generous funder and Corporate Route Partner delivering Meals on Wheels.  

The Culinary Caper was chaired by Cathy Caddell, MACOA Immediate Past Board Chairman. Additional Committee members included Chacolby Burns-Johnson, Larry Carter, Angela Crosby, Sandra Dossett, Barbara Duke, Gary Garner, Jake Kyser, Felicia Long, Deborah Manasco, Jason Manasco, Donna Marietta, Roy McAuley, Esther Miller, Al Steineker, Marie Thurman, and Clare Weil.

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 26th Annual Culinary Caper to be held on Sunday, March 1, 2020. 

TITLE SPONSORS
CATHY CADDELL AND CHARLIE WARNKE

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SUPPORTING SPONSORS

Baptist Health
Mr. and Mrs. Knox Kershaw, II
United Food and Fuel CITGO
Warren Averett

PREMIER SPONSORS

Adams Drugs
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.- Beta Nu Omega Chapter
Answered Prayer Home Care
Auburn University at Montgomery
Cyndi and Larry Carter
Dottie Blair & Glen Zorn
Encompass Health
First United Methodist Church
Full Circle Holdings
Loretta W. Bach
Pam and Craig Stephan
Starke Agency, Inc.
The J.K. Lowder Family Foundation


SILENT AUCTION TRIPS/TRAVEL

JACKSON HOLE WYOMING HOME
Large outdoor entertainment spaces with hot tub, Easy access to famous Jackson Hole fine dining and entertainment areas. A spectacular five-bedroom, seven-bathroom home in Jackson Hole, WY., overlooking the Teton Valley- magnificent view.
Three cars are available for use, two of which will be parked at the airport ready to go. 
DONATED BY JOHN A. CADDELL
Value:$21,000

OLD TOWN CREEK FARM- HARDAWAY, AL
3 DAYS HIGH FENCE TROPHY HUNT
Old Town Creek Farm offers the ultimate outdoor experience in the heart of Alabama's Black Belt.  1600 acres, located in Hardaway, Alabama, boasts an abundance of native trophy whitetail and turkey.  If you listen carefully, you can hear the whistle of a quail while fishing for bream and large-mouth bass in the pond. Old Town Creek hosts corporate and social events. The beauty of Old Town Creek’s property makes for a perfect setting for a hunt!
View more by clicking link
Value: $3,500
DONATED BY: KIRBY CADDELL


CALIFORNIA COTTAGE
2 BR/2BA Carmel,CA Charmer Gingerbread Cottage California
VRBO 478118 -Click here to view
Four nights stay (Limited Availability) Coordinate with Owner
DONATED BY BOB FROESE
Value: $1,300

BEACH CONDO PANAMA CITY BEACH
5 Day and 4 night say at Sugar Beach Resort Condo in Panama City Beach
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath •Boogie Boards, Beach Chairs, Umbrellas, Coolers etc… •Tennis Courts, Pool, Shuffle Board, Beach, etc… •Close to LaVela’s and Ripley’s Believe it or
Not •Valid August thru April,
Not Valid May thru July
Details at VRBO 239306
Click here to view
DONATED BY MARSHALL & ASSOCIATES
Value: $900

BEACH CONDO- DESTIN, FL
3 nights stay at Condo in Destin, FL
·         Water taxi to take you to harbor restaurant
A private Sandpiper Cove beach, pools, par 3 golf course on the property, close to Destin Commons and Silver Sands malls 
Large Balcony overlooking canal
Second Floor with Stairs
Availability October through May
Learn more by clicking link
DONATED BY DOTTIE BLAIR AND GLEN ZORN
Value: $600

BEAUTIFUL LAKE MARTIN HOME
Modern Kitchen, New appliances, Charter Cable, 55” Flat TV, 3 Bedrooms- sleeps 6 2 bathrooms
Lake view
2 sundecks
3 Days 2 Nights
Click here to view
DONATED BY JUDY HEINZMAN
Value: $600

LAKE CABIN- LAKE MARTIN
3 nights stay at Lake Martin Cabin- excludes Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day 
Two bedroom/one bath cabin off Highway 63 on
Melton Road..very near Kowaliga Bridge
DONATED BY SUSAN MOORE
Value: $450





2019 CULINARY CAPER MENU
THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS PARTNERS!

King's Table Catering- Cajun Cheese Ring
Jenny Weller- Chopped Kale Salad 
D' Road Cafe- Vegetable Salad
Martha Hawkins- Collard Greens and Cornbread
GiGi's Foods- Praline Green Beans
LaJolla/Gary Garner- Pork Spring Roll
Chris' Hot Dogs- Hot Dogs
Itta Bena (Rocky Prince)- Apple Onion Stuffed Pork Loin  
Peppertree Steaks and Wine- Smoked Tuna Dip and Pita Chips
Little Donkey- Mini Tamales Corn and Pork
Jerry Beers- Croissants 
Peggy McKinney- Pound Cakes


$1,000- DINE OUT ON US DRAWING

$5.00 per ticket for an opportunity to win $1,000 worth of gift cards to Popular restaurants throughout the River Region. Thank you to our participating partner restaurants.
Final Restaurants to be added by late February!

CAPITAL CITY CLUB- $100
CENTRAL- $100
CHAPPY’S DELI- $25
CHARLES ANTHONY’S THE PUB- $100
CITY GRILL- $130 (Dinner For Two)
DREAMLAND BBQ- $200
ITTA BENA- $100
JUBILEE SEAFOOD- $25
SINCLAIR’S RESTAURANT- $50
SOMMER’S PLACE RESTAURANT- $50
STARBUCK’S- $20
SUBWAY-$100

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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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