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Celebrity Chefs’ Celebration

Sunday, April 18, 2021
This event runs from April 18th to April 25th

Celebrity Chefs Celebration is a new hybrid format event for 2021.

Celebrate local restaurants, and support the efforts to feed seniors in need. Enjoy a special menu from a Guest Celebrity Chef, prepared for you by and in collaboration with partner local chefs and restaurants. Guests can dine-in or take out from the restaurant of their choice. Tickets to the Celebrity Chefs’ Celebration include access to a virtual program. Purchase tickets by April 9, 2021 to guarantee a reservation. 


The Virtual Auction begins on Sunday, April 18 at 3:00 pm and ends on Sunday, April 25 at 4:00 pm. Happy bidding!

Preview Virtual Auction:

To receive reminders leading up to and during the auction register now by texting phone number 243725 with text message ccc21!

Virtual Auction CCC Bidding Instructions 2021


Featured Lots: #2 Personal Chef Dinner for 6 with wine pairing delivered to your home! | #3 Oil On Canvas! By Ralph Della-Volpe | #7 Fully stocked Wine Cooler | #12  Bangle in Morse Code “I Love You” | #20 Outdoor heater for deck | #34 One of a kind print by Mitch Lyons


Four-Course Dinner and Wine for 6 from Bardea Food & Drink

Bardea Food & Drink’s Executive chef Antimo DiMeo will curate a culinary experience for 6 guests. Enjoy four-courses of Italian Classic Cuisine created by a James Beard nominated restaurant in Delaware! Each course has been hand-selected with a wine pairing.

Valid until October 31, 2021. Restrictions: Must know allergies or dietary restrictions | Winner must give the restaurant 2 weeks notice of redemption.

To Buy Raffle Tickets: Click Here or on the Buy Tickets buttons


Join Our Virtual Program | Sunday, April 18 at 3:00pm 

Sponsored by Bank of America

The virtual program offers the chance to interact with the local and Guest Celebrity Chefs (see here) as well as enjoy a Sagamore Craft cocktail demo by Mixologist Brian Burnett and entertainment by What the Funk.

Your Celebration ticket is your access to the virtual program. Purchase the ingredients to prepare a Sagamore cocktail along with our mixologist. Come camera ready to ask the chefs questions and share your photos!


Chris Bruce
Christopher Bruce
Founder of King Creative
Tim Furlong
Delaware Area Reporter for
NBC10 Philadelphia
Ivan Thomas
Founder of DETV
King Creative



What the Funk! Band
Musical Performace

Sagamore Craft cocktail demo
by Mixologist Brian Burnett

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Learn about MOWD, the Celebration event, Celebrity Chefs and view exclusive recipes!

Local Chefs

Virtual Guest Chef Partners

Brent ChellewBrent Chellew
La Banca
1 West Main Street
Middletown, DE 19709
(302) 464-3005
Alex Seidel
Mercantile dining & provision
Fruition Restaurant
Denver, CO
Special Menu Available: April 25 | 5-9pm

Dine-In & Takeout

Mixed Sweet Peas & Carrot Salad: heirloom carrot variations, orange-carrot vinaigrette, pea tendrils, soft herbs, sumac, sunflower seed & puffed wild grains.

Roasted Colorado Lamb Saddle: morels, asparagus, black truffle hollandaise

Strawberry & Rhubard Compote: balsamic beet meringue, yogurt sorbet, pistachio soil, toasted marshmallow

Cocktail Option 1: La Banca Manhattan Bulleit Rye Whiskey, Capano Antica Sweet Vermouth, Bitters

Cocktail Option 2: A glass of Zenato Valpolicella Superiore 2017 Italy

Michael DiBiancaMichael DiBianca
Ciro Food & Drink
321 A. Justison Street
Wilmington, DE 19810
(302) 543-6071
John TesarJohn Tesar
Dallas, TX
Special Menu Available: April 23-24 | Limited Seating

Dine-In & Takeout

Three Meat B-Ball: “parmesan style” paired with a spicy marinara sauce

Steak Au Poivre: A strip loin steak coated in cracked peppercorns

Salad with Perfect Vinaigrette


Dessert: Red Wine & Mascarpone

Cocktail: Coming Soon

Antimo DiMeoAntimo DiMeo
Bardea Food & Drink
620 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19810
(302) 426.2069
Deb Paquette
Etch and etc. Restaurants
Nashville, TN
Special Menu Available: April 21 | 5:30 and 7:45 seatings

Dine-In Only 

Causa Puri: Amarillo potato, charred octopus, avocado hilbeh, cilantro, green onion, confit garlic tomato red bell essence

Lamb Barbacoa: Braised lamb, endive leaves, serrano cilantro verde, pickled golden raisins, smoked cocoa nibs, green onion, cilantro, corn tortilla dust

Pastrami Roasted Beets: Smoked apple sauce, rye hazelnut crumble, sauerkraut caramel, dijon crema, celery, pea shoots

Cocktail: Masala fog

Tom Hannum
Buckley’s Tavern
5812 Kennett Pike
Centreville, DE 19807
(302) 656-9776
Michael Blackie Michael Blackie
Stittsville, Ontario
Special Menu Available: April 21-24 | 5 – 9pm

Dine-In Only

Smoked Haddock with double-smoked bacon chowder

Dark & Stormy Pork Belly with pepper gouda sage grits, cucumber fennel kimchi, crushed cashew

Spiced Molten Milk Chocolate Cake with peanut caramel

Cocktail: Goslings Rum Spicy Stormy

Michael HeapsMichael Heaps
Harry’s Savoy Grill
2020 Naamans Road
Wilmington, DE 19810
(302) 475-3000
2017 Celebrity Chefs' Brunch: Donald DrakeDon Drake
Charleston, SC 29401
Special Menu Available: April 25 | 12pm Limited Seating

Dine-In Only

Spinach & Frisée Salad: Pepper-crusted pork belly, compressed apples, egg, toasted pecans, Maple-Dijon vinaigrette

Shrimp & Grits: Anson Mills heirloom grits, andouille sausage, tomatoes, bell peppers, scallions, white wine butter sauce

White Lily Sweet Biscuits: Boone Hall Plantation strawberries, cream anglaise, raspberry sauce, whipped cream

Cocktail Option 1: Absolut Peppar Bloody Mary House-made bloody mary mix, pickled okra & green bean garnish

Cocktail Option 2: Classic Mimosa Dibon Cava & orange juice

Susan Teiser
Montrachet Fine Foods
5800 Kennett Pike
Centreville, DE 19807
Jennifer BehmJennifer Behm-Lazzarini
MasterChef Season 2 Champion
Special Menu Available: April 21-24 | 6pm Limited Seating on Thursday & Friday ONLY

Dine-In & Takeout

Vietnamese Spring Rolls: shrimp, banh mi sauce, fried shallot, rice noodles, radish, and cilantro mint

Stuffed Quail: chorizo & dried cherry, bourbon cherry glaze, pork belly wrap. Parsnip Puree with chimichurri & lemon edamame succotash with HG’s corn

Pot Du Creme with guava curd, lemon curd, whipped cream, candied lemon rind

Non-Alcoholic Mocktail: Centreville Mocktail with lavender simple syrup, fresh lime juice and Peychaud’s bitters. Provided pre-made, to-go. Please add ice at home, or ice and gin or vodka in a shaker and serve in a martini glass.

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Lead Sponsor

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Platinum Sponsors

Virtual Program Sponsor

bank of america

Visual Production Partner

Gold Sponsors

Agilent Edible Delmarva Wanex Electrical Services
The Crifasi Group with Patterson Schwartz Associates Raymond and Martina Ianni, and Financial Advisors of Delaware Valley


Silver Sponsors

Delaware Business Times W. L. Gore & Associates Incyte
Jane & Steve Goldberg Williams Houck & Company M&T Bank

Bronze Sponsors

Michael Clement and Mac Gardner Michele J. Lambert CPA & Associates Principal Trust Company
Tom Coons & Family New Castle County Government Richards, Layton & Finger, P. A.
Frank J. Kaminski

Patron Sponsors

CSC Highmark Delaware Patricia & Greg Schulze
Delmarva Power, an Exelon Company Carol Arnott-Robbins Wilmington University

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