Cathy Pope/Feeding The Gulf Coast
KYLE SCHOOLAR | External Relations & Volunteer Manager
Chef Challenge is Feeding the Gulf Coast’s fundraiser that brings together some of our area’s most celebrated chefs and restaurants for an evening of superb food and drink while they compete to win best dish of the night in their respective category. Guests also will enjoy live entertainment by Roman Street and a vast silent auction, all in the name of ending hunger.
Chef Challenge is held to help advocate Hunger Action Month (September). Hunger Action Month is a nationwide awareness campaign set forth by our corporate affiliate, Feeding America, that educates the public about the issue of hunger and helps raise awareness about our hunger-relief efforts along the Central Gulf Coast.
Tickets can be purchased for $60 prior to the event, $75 at the door.
Guests must be 21 and over.
Cathy Pope has served as the President and CEO of Feeding the Gulf Coast since September of 2016. Formerly the executive director of Meals on Wheels of Central Georgia, Cathy has spent years combating hunger in communities. In her 25 years of work experience, Pope has worked at the Susan G. Komen Foundation, managed her own business, taught high school math, worked as an adjunct college instructor in microeconomics, and as a network engineer for Bell Atlantic. Pope has an undergraduate degree in mathematics, a Master’s in Business Administration and a Master’s in Political Science. Cathy has four children, two in college and two recent college graduates, all living in Georgia.
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