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The Fourth Annual Cookin’ with Who? brings the Northwest community together

Annual fundraiser benefits Awbury Arboretum, East Mt. Airy Neighbors (EMAN), and The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP)

People’s Choice: Karyn Wiseman

Best Chef Laura Siena

Best Chef Laura Siena

Philadelphia Seminary’s (LTSP) the Rev. Dr. Karyn Wiseman for the second year in a row proved to be the “People’s Choice” with her recipe for Coca Cola Beef BarBQ Brisket for the Fourth Annual Cookin’ with Who? fundraiser.  She was joined in the awards by Mt. Airy community activist Laura Morris Siena, whose vote getting and fundraising skills led to her being awarded the “Mt. Airy Platinum Spatula” as Best Chef at the November 6 event, held in Benbow Hall of LTSP’s Brossman Center.

The event drew about 100 community residents for fellowship and to taste the recipes presented by the competing community “celebrity chefs.” Leading up to the event, the chefs used emails, personal connections, and “campaign videos” to encourage their friends and colleagues to “vote early and often.”  This year’s competitors:

The 2014 “Celebrity” Chefs (chef Desmin Daniels not in photo)

Defending 2013 People’s Choice: LTSP Professor Karyn Wiseman

for East Mount Airy Neighbors (EMAN)

Larry Daniels: President, East Mt. Airy Neighbors
Dr. David Young: Executive Director, Cliveden
Laura Morris Siena: long-time Mt. Airy resident, volunteer and community activist

for Philadelphia Seminary

Denise Chapline of the DiFranco Team, Elfant Wissahickon Realtors
Dan Muroff: attorney; past president and current board member of EMAN, CeaseFirePA and Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania
The Rev. Dr. David J. Lose: President, LTSP

for Awbury Arboretum

Bob Kaufman: Partner, PhillyOfficeRetail
Meg Hagele: Owner, High Point Cafe
Desmin Daniels: Co-Owner and Chef, Rose Petals Cafe & Lounge

You can read the chefs’ biographies and watch their “campaign” videos here.

View a slide show from the Cookin’ with Who? tasting event (click any image to go to the photo gallery):

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