In the wake of suffering that still hovers over Houston, Texas as a result of the devastation from Hurricane Harvey, Award-Winning Chef Stephanie Guidry, who hails from Delaware, will gather a team of the finest local and national chefs and cooks from the East Coast and South for a humanitarian relief effort. A state-to-state caravan to converge upon Houston will depart Delaware on November 27, 2017 to arrive Houston on December 3rd, 2017. On December 6, 2017 through December 8, 2017, they will prepare and serve thousands of hot healthy meals to those in transition from the effects of Hurricane Harvey.
Chef Stephanie Guidry responded when asked “Why Houston; why now?” “I have roots in Houston. I began planning this humanitarian effort last month. For me it’s all about giving back. Preparing and sharing delicious hot healthy meals is something that I’ve done for years. Bringing people together and seeing the smiles on their face, and the laughter that fills the air while breaking bread, really does hold a special place in my heart. Celebrity Chef Amadeus, Food Network’s Extreme Chef Winner, has similar sentiments and will join me, as will others with like minds and hearts.”
Chefs from Delaware and Florida will combine their culinary expertise and take part in this inaugural initiative. Chefs from other states will become a part. It is the goal of this relief mission to prepare and serve 2,000 hot healthy meals. In collaboration with the Alter Worship Center, a host facility has been made available to this mission of love. This initiative will co-host a Holiday Brunch and Toy Giveaway.
Chef Stephanie Guidry, founder of Stephanie G. & Company LLC (dba Twice The Spice Caterers, Inc.), is the creator of The Hugging Houston InitiativeTM. It falls under the Hugging InitiativeTM, whereby, chefs will collectively prepare and serve hot healthy meals in disaster relief efforts, and homeless populations, within the U.S. and abroad. The Delaware Alliance For Community Advancement is its fiscal sponsor.
ABOUT Chef Stephanie G. & Company LLC dba Twice The Spice Caterers an award-winning enterprise of healthier lifestyle living – urban farming, educating, mentoring, preschool lunch program, prepared meal service, catering and personal chef service. Chef Stephanie Guidry made a decision to make catering her career while working several positions and endless hours in the hospitality industry. As a single mother of 5, she was driven to become a successful entrepreneur. She was further inspired by her mother, great grandmother, and Executive Chef Nunn. Her culinary talents erupted while traveling abroad and during her successful 12 year tenure at a Convention Hotel. Specialties include field-2-fork comfort food, Caribbean cuisine, as well as vegan and raw options. Chef Stephanie’s Jerk Sauce & Spice BlendTM seasoning will retail soon. Chef Stephanie Guidry, CEO. 1148 Pulaski Highway, MB 312, Bear, DE 19701
ABOUT Chef Amadeus® – Chef Amadeus is a Food Network® Winner, and Host of Extreme Food Fights. Southern Passion SpiceTM is lauded as his salt-free spice line. As a teen, his passion for cooking derived from the apron strings of his Puerto Rican grandmother and his Philadelphia-born mother. Chef Amadeus fostered his culinary talents as an enlisted member of the U.S.Navy, and while traveling Europe, the Caribbean and U.S. Chef Amadeus is a Culinary Traveler and an avid golfer. Jacksonville, Florida is his home.www.chefamadeus.net
ABOUT Delaware Alliance for Community Advancement (DACA) (EIN 27-1488886) – DACA is the fiscal sponsor, managing donations, in this Hugging Houston Initiative. Its mission is to empower low-and moderate-income individuals and improve their communities through education and training. 408 E. 8th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.