The event was a success! We are truly grateful for Jack Koumbis, our guest chef who donated the delicious viands, and Karine Abrahamyan, a good friend and supervisor of Karina’s Cuchina at Bloomingdale’s at Riverside Square, who donated an assortment of sodas and water. Another special thanks goes to the church Sunday School children. They were in this charity fundraiser for the Myanmar Mission and Myanmar Orphanage Project right from the beginning by making colorful signs and then helping to serve the donated food.
Sophie Stone, who lead the whole event, reports that she hopes to be able to donate at least $2,000.00 to the charities. Thank you to all the people who came out to support us, as well as those who couldn’t come but still donated. Several people who were not able to attend have offered to send in donations.
If you would like to read more about the event, click the picture above!
Introducing our guest chef Jack Koumbis!
Local Chef Jack Koumbis of Assembly Steak House in Englewood Cliffs will showcase his culinary skills at our Myanmar Mission Fundraiser event this Sunday. Chef Koumbis started his culinary career at the age 13 with his father in the diners that they owned at the time. He is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and Florida International University, School of Hospitality Management. In addition to his 38 years of working in restaurants, private clubs, and hotels, Chef Koumbis has served for more than 10 years on the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Restaurant association and is currently Chairman of the Board.
The kids were hard at work today making posters to help spread the word about the event. Aren’t they adorable?
Take a look at this video, which features some pictures of the orphans from Myanmar that we are striving to raise funds for.