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2010/10/24 - Chef Christian C. G. Chavanne

Chef Christian C. G. Chavanne

Chef Christian C. G. Chavanne



 On Tuesday, November 16, Chef Christian C. G. Chavanne will serve as lead chef for the first March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction in Tyler. The event will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Rose Garden Center. This fun-filled evening combines the elegance of a fine cocktail reception with the excitement of a live auction to create a truly unforgettable experience. Enjoy enticing culinary creations from twelve of Tyler’s top chefs and bid on distinctive culinary auction packages in the live and big board auctions. All proceeds from the Signature Chefs Auction will benefit the March of Dimes, whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature births, and infant mortality.
     It is this call for service that drives Chef Chavanne in his daily work as culinary director of Ma Cuisine and Ma Provence, and for his not-for-profit work as program director for Project H.E.A.T (Healthy Eating Action Team). Project H.E.A.T. educates children and adults about the benefits of positive nutritional choices resulting in healthy and productive lifestyles.
     An active member of the Texas Chefs Association, Chef Chavanne serves as a member of the advisory council for the Tyler Fit City Challenge. He is a volunteer culinary educator at Bethesda Health Clinic in Tyler, and he conducts cooking classes at St. Paul Children’s Foundation as part of the Fit Families, Fit Kids summer program.
     “God has blessed us each with certain talents and abilities,” Chef Chavanne said, “to be shared freely when and where necessary, with passion as to impact people in need of these gifts.”
     Born in Paris, France, Chef Chavanne was raised on the French Riviera in Cannes, France. He has been a member of the Tyler community for five years. Chef Chavanne is a graduate of College D’Enseignement General, in La Bocca, France, and completed his culinary apprenticeship at the Cannes Yacht Club. He and his wife of 23 years, native Tylerite Fredna Cade Chavanne, are the parents of three grown children. The Chavannes are members of New Life Worship Center Church in Tyler.
     “My favorite quote was written by (American author) Jack London and has hung on my wall more than 25 years as a daily reminder. ‘It is so simple a remedy, merely service. Not one ignoble thought or act is demanded of any of all men and women in the world to make fair the world. The call is for nobility of thinking, nobility of doing. The call is for service, and such is the wholesomeness of it, he who serves all best serves himself.’ ”
     For more information about the March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction, please call 903-939-1841 or contact awarnick@marchofdimes.com.


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