It was a chew for the blue Tuesday night as the Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation held its first ever Eat4Life chef tasting event to remind Washingtonians that nutrition is a factor directly related to health.
During March (National Colon Cancer Awareness Month), the organization which combats the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the country (over 145,000 new cases diagnosed this year!) celebrates survivors as well as those who lost their battle — all while stressing the importance of getting screened for colon cancer, which Chris4Life Founder Michael Sapienza (left with Chef Drewno) explains is 90% treatable when caught through early screening.
Tuesday evening’s cook-off featured Hell’s Kithchen Celebrity Chef Rock Harper (Director of Kitchen Operations, DC Central Kitchen and Executive Chef, Fat Shorty’s), Scott Drewno (Executive Chef, The Source by Wolfgang Puck), Allan Javery (Executive Chef, Scion Silver Spring), and Juan Argueta (Executive Chef, Crios Modern Mexican), preparing colon-friendly and cancer friendly dishes to provide healthy meal options while helping raise funds and awareness for the foundation.
In the end, Drewno dished up the “cook-off” win with a zingy salmon tartare tasting that pleased the most palates.