Trustbridge Hospice Foundation Announces Chef Showdown Country Club Competition. A Battle of the Best Country Club Chefs in Boca!

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Boca Raton, Fla. (January 15, 2020):  Get ready for a showdown!  The ballroom is sure to heat up at the Chef Showdown Country Club Competition, hosted by Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club on Tuesday, March 10, 2020.  The chefs will go knife-to-knife in this Iron Chef-style competition. Each chef will create a signature dish using the same secret ingredient. A panel of celebrity judges will determine the winner, who will have the opportunity to host next year’s event. Guests can sample each of the chef’s creations, sip savory cocktails and bid on wonderful silent auction prizes throughout the evening!

The competing chefs are: Quinn Alexander of The Little Club; Joe DiPrima of Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club; Joe Longo of Broken Sound Country Club; and Glenn Matusik of Delaire Country Club. The esteemed panel of experts judging their creations are: Katherine Barnhart of Truist; Arturo Gismondi of Trattoria Romano; Nick Morfogen of Little Pine Golf Club; and Burt Rapoport of Rapoport Restaurant Group. 

“We are excited to host this event in Boca Raton” said Greg Leach, president of Trustbridge Hospice Foundation. “You don’t want to miss the excitement as these great chefs compete for top honors and bragging rights.  As we all come together for an evening of food and inspiration, we are helping our neighbors in their time of greatest need.”

Sponsors making the Chef Showdown Country Club Competition possible are: Debbie Lindstrom & Bob Sheetz; Hartcourt M. & Virginia W. Sylvester Foundation; Christine Lynn – E.M. Lynn Foundation; Truist; Boca Magazine; Collazo Family Fund; Anne & Lou Green; Barbara Gutin; Jim Macutchen and Fern Bennet; Heidi Schaeffer, M.D.; AMG; Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation; Lou Bachrot Chevrolet; and Wietsma & Lippolis.

We owe special thanks to our outstanding event committee, including: Event Chairs Debbie Lindstrom, Jayne Malfitano and Robin Muir and Event Committee Vicki Accardi, Arlette Baker, Patricia Collazo, Marian Davis, Gerry Erhlich, Terry Fedele, Karen Friedman, Annie Green, Barbara Gutin, Rosie Inguanzo-Martin, Guy LaFerrera, Dorothy Lippman, Alejandra Lippolis, Lana Rozenweig, Marilyn Swillinger and Amy Wilhelm.

To participate in the Chef Showdown Country Club Competition, please contact Jennifer Thomason at (561) 416-5037 or at To purchase tickets, please visit