Chef’s Showcase at the Fort Harrison Benefits Local Children

A unique fundraiser at the Church of Scientology Fort Harrison religious retreat was held on behalf of Clearwater Community Volunteers.

Five chefs, five courses and five wines: that was the fare enjoyed by the 85 guests June 9 at the Chef’s Showcase, a fundraiser at the Fort Harrison, the Church of Scientology religious retreat. The event raised $7,000 for Clearwater Community Volunteers.

Co-hosted by Tampa Bay Magazine, the showcase was held in the Fort Harrison’s Crystal Ballroom and Fort Harrison’s Executive Chef Zoltan Vajna and Deputy Executive Chef Nico Roth, were among the chefs providing the culinary creations.

Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 to create a better community for all citizens of Clearwater and Pinellas County. Its annual charitable activities include the Easter Egg Hunt in Coachman Park, Clearwater Winter Wonderland and Fashions with Flair Fashion Show & Silent Auction. They also cosponsor numerous events including Church-supported human rights activities. They have raised more than $100,000 for and donated some 50 tons of food and toys to underserved children and their families.

The Fort Harrison hosts charity concerts, dinners, community meetings and an annual Holiday Brunch to benefit the Pinellas County community.