Kanoa Resort became the latest business to make a donation to the “Saipan’s Next Top Chef Competition” set for Nov. 30 at the Pacific Islands Club.
The Susupe hotel donated gift certificates, including a one-night stay for two, two dinners for two, and two $25 gift certificates to Nami Bar.
“We are deeply touched by the generosity of sponsors and individuals like Kanoa Resort who are supporting our event through their donations or buying tickets for our event. We are grateful and looking forward to more supporters and sponsors,” said Rose Smith, founder of the Empty Vessel Ministry and organizer of the competition.
Kanoa Resort resident manager Mark Ratliff said the hotel is more than happy to donate for a good cause.
“Kanoa Resort is honored to help the Empty Vessel Minsitry even in a small way. I believe this is a very special group of ladies who are working so hard to help the community. It is always nice to see people dedicated in helping other people. I personally would like to thank all of the members of the Empty Vessel Ministry and say from all of the Kanoa staff ‘great job.’”
Smith also took time thank “Saipan Next Top Chef Competition” 2012 winner Emmanuel Pachan for helping sell tickets during last week’s Garapan Street Market and Mariana Resort & Spa for providing free cookies to children and tourists.
Tickets for this year’s Chef Competition can be purchased for just $15 at the Garapan Street Market or Empty vessel office in Gualo Rai or at the Pacific Islands Club Saipan.
The competition raises funds for Empty Vessel’s outreach projects in Kenya, the Philippines, and Bangladesh.
Empty Vessel (www.emptyvesselministry.org) is a 501(c)(3) charity and all donations are tax deductible.