Haitian born chef Ron Duprat, an alum from Bravo’s popular Top Chef series, is teaming up with four of his former contestants and competitors to organize a benefit to help the people of Haiti, who are still suffering the ravages of the massive earthquake that struck more than two weeks ago.
Duprat has enlisted the help of Mattin Noblia, Hector Santiago, and Michael Voltaggio to organize an all-chef relief benefit program to help raise money for his native land.
Duprat’s benefit will happen on February 14, St. Valentine’s Day. He is enlisting the help of restaurants across the country that are willing to donate up to 10 percent of their receipts to Hearts for Haiti: An American Dining Relief Benefit. One hundred percent of what they collect will go directly to Haitian relief efforts, helping both people and animals. The two charities selected to receive the donations are Hollywood United for Haiti and Kinship Circle Disaster Relief.
Duprat’s hope is that there will be a restaurant in every community where people can dine out with their loved ones and share their hearts with Haiti. So far, some of the participating eateries include Latitudes Beach Cafe at the Hollywood Beach Marriott in Hollywood; Florida; Mattin Noblia of Iluna Basque Restaurant in San Francisco and Michael Voltaggio of The Dining Room, Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa in Pasadena, California.
For more information on becoming a participating chef or dining at a participating restaurant, call 415-461-9300 or visit Chef Duprat’s Web site.
Here are other ways to help the Haitian relief efforts. Contact any of the organizations listed below.
The American Red Cross
(Text “Haiti”to 90999 to donate $10 ” billed to your phone)
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