Saipan’s Next Top Chef contest thanks sponsors

Posted on Jun 30 2011

Empty Vessel Ministry foundation Saipan Chapter thanks its major sponsor, Pacific Island Club, for hosting and helping organize the Saipan’s Next Top Chef Fundraiser event.

The foundation also thanks its other sponsors, including Docomo Pacific, IT&E, Triple J, Five Star Wholesale Food, Tops & More Magazine, Serenity & Spa, Taro Sue Store, Saipan World Resort, Marianas Resort & Spa, Bank Pacific, and Kagman High School’s culinary students.

“We are very thankful for Vicky Benavente for being instrumental in organizing this event. We also thank those that have been involved in one way or the other in putting this event together,” states an Empty Vessel Ministry statement.

The Empty Vessel Ministry Foundation is a non-profit, faith-based organization committed to help women and children, by providing basic needs and tools for children on Saipan and making a difference in the lives of orphans, street children, and women abroad, through our various fundraising activities.

Currently, the foundation is supporting 34 orphans in Kenya, 10 in the Philippines, and two in Bangladesh. Moreover, it supports and empowers women through monthly meetings with various speakers from the community and provide loans to start small businesses.

Saipan’s Next Top Chef fundraiser event will be held at PIC on July 16, from 2pm to 4pm. The competition will have six contestants competing for third, second, and the grand prize awards. The foundation will have exciting raffle draws plus intermission by Body Movers featuring Dr. Esther Kanajorn and Allen Cuyugan.

Contact the following organizers for ticket sales: Vicky Benavente at or 237-5103; Shelli Neal at or 285-7021; and Rose Smith at or 483-0162.

Tickets may also be purchased at PIC, Empty Vessel Office in Gualo Rai, and the foundation’s booth at Street Market on Thursdays.

“This is a must see event to attend. Don’t miss our local talents demonstrating their expertise to become Saipan’s Next Top Chef,” said the foundation.

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