On December 28th the New London Naval Base will be visited by a fleet of talented chefs who have come together to say Thank You For your Service, the best way they know how; by preparing a BBQ Extravaganza! This holiday celebration is the brainchild of Chef Plum (Restaurant Road Trip, Food Network, Hallmark Channel) who has gathered his fellow chef friends to create a scrumptious and entertaining “chow time” event for the men and women who serve our country.
The Chefs will spend the day cooking for 400 people in a submarine galley training facility side by side with the Navy Base’s service men and women, where they will share cooking techniques, BBQ skills, and more. The day will culminate with a live broadcast of “Plumluvfoods Live” a top Itunes radio/podcast hosted by Chef Plum, to spotlight the event and talk about the experience of cooking with the US Navy. In addition, a camera crew from “Only Good TV” will be on hand to document the day for Chef Plum’s brand new show, “Random Acts of Cooking.”
“Great things happen when people come together – and coming together during this holiday season to honor our military men and women, is a joy,” beams Chef Plum, “ And to have such a talented and enthusiastic group of culinary professionals to not only contribute to the event, but to do so with such heart and enthusiasm, is so very special.”
The event will also bring some great music to the base with some great local acts Jonny Debit, Faraz Sabir and culminating with a performance from CT's own American Idol winner Nick Fradiani.
Chef & Crew
Chef Plum: Host of “Random Acts of Cooking”, “Pumluvfoods live” and 25 year food industry veteran
Chef Jeff Purrazzi: The Fork King Chef - A Private Chef and Chef Philanthropist
Pit Master “Grill Momma” Melissa Reome: BBQ social media icon
Chef Michele Ragussis: Food Network regular, New England food expert
Chef Rob Prado: Private Chef and 25 year industry veteran, Co-Host of “Plumluvfoods”
Chef Dave Bortnem: Lead Line Chef at “Tuscany” Mohegan Sun CT, Co-Host of “Plumluvfoods”
Chef Dan Monroe: Army Veteran and Chef of “Pantry” in Fairfield CT, CT chefs Challenge Champion.
Anotnio Olive Jr. Backdraft BBQ award winning, bbq team