Restaurant helps family

One Comox Valley restaurant is celebrating local food while lending a hand to a family fighting cancer in July as it hosts the first Mad Chef Masterpieces showcase event as part of the Comox Valley 30-Day Local Food Challenge.

THE MAD CHEF Masterpieces showcase July 24 at Mad Chef Café will raise money for David and Sonya Thompson

THE MAD CHEF Masterpieces showcase July 24 at Mad Chef Café will raise money for David and Sonya Thompson

One Comox Valley restaurant is celebrating local food while lending a hand to a family fighting cancer in July as it hosts the first Mad Chef Masterpieces showcase event as part of the Comox Valley 30-Day Local Food Challenge.

Mad Chef owners Kevin and Shelley are set to show off their mad skills in the food department with appetizers and drink specials all day, while folks can drop in and create an artistic masterpiece made from food dyes this Sunday.

Proceeds from the day will go to support David and Sonya Thompson, owners of the Comox Valley Bakehouse.

“David was diagnosed with brain cancer earlier this year and is undergoing extensive treatments, all while he and Sonya continue to run their business,” said Mad Chef’s Shelley Bouchard. “As fellow business owners, we understand the challenges of keeping a shop running and deeply admire their spirit as they go through such a difficult time in their lives.”

The event will run Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and tickets cost a minimum $15 donation.

Many folks have already jumped in to help, with servers and other staff donating their time, local businesses donating items to help the Thompsons out, and more.

You can reserve a spot for the day at www.eatlocalcomoxvalley.com or purchase tickets directly from Mad Chef Café.

— Mad Chef Café

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