Chef at Genesee Valley Club wins St. Ann’s competition

The winner of the 2019 FOOD FIGHT – An Epic Culinary Competition, an event that supports Annie’s Angel Fund which provides quality-of-life activities for St. Ann’s Home residents with limited financial means, is Michael Macri, certified executive chef at Genesee Valley Club in Rochester.

Todd Klugh, executive chef of St. Ann’s Community at Chapel Oaks in Irondequoit, was crowned the ‘People’s Choice Award’ winner for a second year.

The event took place Sept. 13 at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center. More than 450 guests participated. The event was also watched live by St. Ann’s residents at Chapel Oaks in Irondequoit and Cherry Ridge in Webster.

Presenting sponsor was Daisy Marquis Jones Foundation.

Angel Fund makes possible such things as lunch with friends, baseball tickets, a trip to the hair salon and other simple pleasures to enrich the lives of St. Ann’s long-term care residents.

FOOD FIGHT featured one of St. Ann’s own executive chefs, along with three local chefs, each competing in a 30-minute cooking challenge to make an entrée from mystery ingredients.