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A Taste Sensation Event

taste sensation culinary cook-off to benefit the Merlin and Carolyn Hanson Hospice Center

2018 A Taste Sensation Culinary Cook-Off

Join us for the fourth annual culinary cook-off event on Friday, October 5, 2018 beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Enjoy food and beverages, bid on auction items, and vote for your favorite chef while our local celebrity and chef teams battle it out in a cooking competition to raise money for the Merlin and Carolyn Hanson Hospice Center, to provide exceptional living care for children and adults nearing the end of life, and support for their families.

Team 1

Dan McCrery – Owner and General Manager, Tosi’s Restaurant
Michael McCrery – Executive Chef, Tosi’s Restaurant 

Team 2

Dr. Ken Edwards – Orthopaedic Surgeon, Southwest Michigan 
Center for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Cheyenne Galbraith – Private Chef and Owner, PotLuck Truck


Team 3

Todd Dockerty – COO and Owner, Dockerty Health Care Services
Abel Martinez – Owner and Executive Chef, The Mason Jar Cafe 


Vote for you favorite chef team at

Click the link, choose your team and press donate. All funds raised raised are designated funds to the Hanson Hospice Center and are allocated to the benevolent care funds for costs of room and board, which are not covered by Medicare and most private insurances. 


Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors


Eagle Technologies logo

Lane Automotive

Additional 2018 sponsors:

Hanson Family Foundation

Steve & Hilda Banyon
Chemical Bank
Dr Kasewurm's Professional Hearing Services
Fairmount Santol
Hanson Logistics
Hanson Mold
Meryle Merrit
Starks Family Funeral Homes
Fred & Amey Upton
Woodland Terrace Senior Living Communities
Tom & Elanie Yeager

JC & Nancy Anderson
Coloma Frozen Foods & Nature Blessed
Drier’s Meat Market
Dr. Ken & Wendy Edwards
Patricia Forbes
InTouch Pharmaceuticals
Carol Johnson
Sam & Connie Monte
Taylor Rentals 
Alton & Millie Wendzel 

Tom Angelo
Chef Cheyenne Galbriath
Dan Hopp
Jack & Rita Kinney
Chef Abel Martinez, The Mason Jar Cafe
Chef Michael McCrey, Tosi's Restaurant

Randy Bettich, Stifel
Dennis & Kathy Descenzo
DPM Productions
James Duryee
Clark & Melinda Gruber
Anne & Micchael McCausland 
Sharon McFall
Silver Beach Pizza
Van's Medical Equipment 
Glenn & Kathy Zerler

Rosalie Capizzo
Dr. John & Barbara Carter
Larry & Linda Gunter
M&M Marketing 
Mark & Leslie Miller  


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