Wednesday, April 14th, 2021


Gala event supports Chesapeake Care Free Clinic

The 15th Annual Taste of Chesapeake was recently held at the Chesapeake Conference Center. Supporters of the event had the chance to sample a variety of tasty treats provided by local restaurants and caterers. Guests were also able to participate in a silent auction of four-foot Christmas trees and other holiday favorites. The Tiki Bar Band provided entertainment. All proceeds benefited the Chesapeake Care Free Clinic and its new dental center.

Taste of Chesapeake event coordinator Ginger Hampton, next to the beautifully decorated tree the she donated for the silent auction

Brenda Johnson alongside of the beautiful tree and basket she decorated for the silent auction

Deo Luno, left, and Bruce Yi of Geisha Japanese Steakhouse

Fossil Rock Inn owners Al and Liz Bianchi

From left: The Chef's Choice was awarded to Rev Guill, Lee Valentine and Will Petterson of Traditions Revolutionary Catering & Events

Ride'em cowboy Michael Porter enjoyed the Chesapeake Bay Catering Company's western display

Steve Geary with his wife, Candice Geary, M.D., of Mid-Atlantic Women's Care

From left: Bad Habits owner Joe Habit, Chef Brett Wellington and Chef Joshua Grimm

Catering Manager Sam Montes, left, and Broken Egg owner Mike Touhey fired-up some awesome Bannas Foster

The Tastiest of the Taste award went to Chesapeake Conference Center's Executive Chef Antwan Bryant, left, and Sous Chef Mario Wiggins

From left: Debbie and Harry Tew, daughter Casey, and Ashley Lomicka

From Bergey's Breadbasket Harold Bergey and his sister Joy Bergey Morris had scrumptious pies to sample

Molly Barrett, left, and Patricia Brown of 725 Bistro

From left: Roger Hartman, Steve Tise, and Chesapeake Care Free Clinic's Board of Directors President Phil Johnson. All three gentlemen are past presidents of the South Norfolk Ruritans Club

From left: Julie Anderson of TowneBank Greenbrier, Chesapeake Care Clinic's Board of Directors President Phil Johnson, and President of Inner-View Lewis Witt.

Chesapeake School Board member Tom Mercer and his wife Susan

Chesapeake Circuit Court Clerk Faye Mitchell and Tom DiPrima

From left: Pastor Ken Barnes of Woodland Heights Baptist Church, Phyllis Krasnoff, Mayor Alan Krasnoff, and owner of Rogers Electrical Jeb Britt

From left: Chris and Jenn Holbach, Heather Caillet, Paula and Brock Wortham and Bill Caillet enjoyed the evening festivities

Jim and Lynne Morton

The Best Presentation award went to Holly Hancock and Brian Bland from Chesapeake Bay Catering Company

From left: Freemason Abbey's General Manager John Schueller, Executive Manager Lori Maddux, and Chesapeake School Board member attorney Michael Woods