Staff pick: Capital Area Humane Society Celebrity Chef fundraiser

From the April 19, 2012 edition

This 10th annual event combines two of my favorite things — pets and great food — without actually combining the two, which would be wrong.

Chefs from some of the city’s excellent restaurants cook the food that makes them famous, and they serve it to patrons with the help of “celebrity chefs” (who, you might be comforted to know, don’t do any of the actual cooking). I’m lucky enough to be a helper again this year.

Proceeds from tickets fund care for homeless and abused animals. And chances are excellent you’ll see a few of the humane society’s furry friends around Huntington Park, which makes a gorgeous backdrop to the event. See you there!