Friday, September 19, 2014

Wood County Throwdown 2014

Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. (WCCOA) will host the Wood County Throwdown, a challenge among area chefs and cooks, on Saturday, October 11 at Penta Career Center (located at 9301 Buck Road in Perrysburg). Doors open at 11 a.m.

The Wood County Throwdown will include chefs and cooks from area senior centers, assisted living facilities, retirement communities and long term care facilities. The talented chefs and cooks will challenge each other to a three-course food throwdown.

Attendees will get the chance to sample a variety of courses, including appetizers, main courses and desserts. Appetizers will be served at 11:30 a.m., followed by the main course at 12:30 p.m. and dessert at 1:30 p.m.

Local chefs and cooks participating in the throwdown include James Price of Sterling House of Bowling Green; Joseph Hrabovsky of the Wood County Committee on Aging; Adam Foltz of Grand Rapids Care Center; Randy Urbanowicz of Spring Meadows Extended Care Facility; and Anne Hodulik of Bowling Green Manor.

The Wood County Throwdown champion will be decided upon by celebrity judges, including Doris Herringshaw, Wood County Commissioner; George Kamilaris of Georgio’s CafĂ© International; and Fred Lefebvre of The Morning News on 1370-WSPD.

Attendees will vote for their favorite as well. That cook or chef will receive the People’s Choice Award.

The Dave Nelson Jazz Trio will provide entertainment for the event.

Only advanced tickets will be sold for this event. Tickets are $5 and are available at all seven Wood County senior centers. For more information, please contact the WCCOA Program Department at (419) 353-5661, (800) 367-4935 or email This event is open to all ages.

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