Milton Historical Society: 3rd Annual King Cole Cannery Celebrity Chef Cook-off

09/27/2018 at 05:30 PM
Location: Milton Fire Department
Address: 116 Front Street
Milton, DE 19968

Milton Historical Society

P.O. Box 112

Milton, DE 19968



For immediate release:

August 16, 2018



Lee Revis-Plank



Chefs and Critics Announced for Milton Historical Society’s September 27th Event


The Milton Historical Society presents an evening of fun, food, friends, music, and prizes at the 3rd annual King Cole Cannery Celebrity Chef Cook-Off to take place in the Milton Fire Hall from 5:30-8:00 pm on Thursday, September 27. Seven local chefs will be showcased as they prepare culinary delights using vegetables and fruits that would have been canned at the former King Cole Cannery, as well as chicken from Allen Harim and beef from The Butcher Block. After sampling the chefs’ creations, guests will vote for their favorite taste treat to determine which chef will win the “People’s Choice” award.  Concurrently, a panel of three well-known food experts, Bob Yezbeck, Denise Clemons, and Eban Brittingham will serve as celebrity judges to decide the winner of the “Critics’ Choice” award from among the competing chefs. The Milton Historical Society is pleased that the following chefs will participate in the cook-off: Mary Gaffney of A Different Kitchen; Kevin Reading of Abbott’s Grill; Drew Boyle of Bethany Blues; Mike Clampitt of Po’ Boys Creole Restaurant; Chris Parks of Lupo Italian Kitchen; Vincent Modesto of The Butcher Block; plus a chef from Gilligan’s Waterfront Restaurant.


In addition to the scrumptious offerings of the chefs, light appetizers, a dessert, and complimentary water and soda will be provided. The evening will include live music performed by Jeff Evans, a cash bar offering wine and Dogfish Head beer, and chances to win raffle baskets full of fabulous gifts. All baskets are valued at over $150 and contain a variety of appealing items from local businesses, as well as tickets to events and museums. Raffle tickets cost $10 each or 8 for $50 and may be purchased in advance or at the event. Winners do not need to be present to win but must be available to pick up their prize from the Milton Historical Society by October 4.


Don’t miss this enjoyable evening and the opportunity to help select the 2018 King Cole Cannery Celebrity Chef. Tickets for this event are limited, so get yours without delay! MHS members are encouraged to purchase theirs before September 21 at the price of $35 each. Tickets purchased at the door are $45 for members, as are all tickets for non-members. All proceeds go to support the Milton Historical Society’s programs, walking tours, lectures, new exhibits and a wide variety of educational programs for local children. For further information and to purchase tickets, please contact the Milton Historical

Society and Lydia B. Cannon Museum at or 302-684-1010.