On a chilly fall evening in November the Friends of the Light House Shelter held their 23rd annual Bountiful Harvest Gala. Hosted at the Bistro at South River in Edgewater Maryland, the event raises money and awareness for the Light House Shelter and its ancillary programs. The Light House shelter helps rebuild lives with compassion by providing shelter and services to prevent homelessness and empower people as they transition toward self-sufficiency.
This year the event brought a packed house, inspiring food, and an array of desirable silent and live auction items. The evening started with a pre-event wine, beer, and scotch tasting coordinated by Bay Ridge Wine & Spirits, featuring Ewan Morgan Master of Whiskey for Diageo, Nate & Andrea O’Shea from Great Frogs Vineyard, and Trevor Bogert with Katcef Brothers. Local chefs, caterers, and culinary organizations later joined the party and provided guests with a bountiful selection of gourmet and seasonal inspired delights.
We would like to tip our hats to the following people, businesses, and organizations who contributed to satisfying our taste buds throughout the evening and making the event a success food forward affair.
Executive Chef Quintin West, The Bistro at the Golf Club at South River
Chef Gregg Malsbary – B.E.S.T. Catering
Executive Chef Linda Vogler – The Light House & B.E.S.T. Culinary Program
Julie St. Marie Catering & Event Coordination
Chef Amy Daniels – Palate Pleasers
Executive Chef Kevin Relf –WEST Kitchen and Tavern
Anne Arundel Medical Center
Executive Chef Charles McKnew- Ports of Call at the Double Tree Hotel
We personally would also like to thank Towne Park for providing the event with complimentary valet service that spared many women that evening from walking longer than needed in their party shoes.
If you have never been to the Light House Shelters Bountiful Harvest event you are absolutely missing out on the pleasure of eating and drinking well for a commendable local cause. So next year buy your tickets early and indulge in the tasty pleasures of this once a year event.