WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – Beacon Education announced on Aug. 9 that Emeril Lagasse and Rachel Ray are expected to attend the foundation’s 8th Annual Celebrity Chef Events on Feb. 9 and 10, 2023.
Per their announcement, the two will be in attendance for dinner on Feb. 9 as well as a breakfast and luncheon on Feb. 10. The breakfast and luncheon are currently scheduled to occur at Landfall Country Club.
On Friday morning, Feb. 10, an episode of the Rachel Ray show will also be filmed as part of the event.
Beacon Education, formerly GLOW NC, is a nonprofit foundation that currently supports the Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington (GLOW Academy). The Emeril Lagasse Foundation donated $500,000 to GLOW to name the culinary space as the Emeril Lagasse Foundation Culinary Lab and support the operations of the program for three years.
“This money will help us sustain our program and take kids all the way through culinary one to culinary four,” said Todd Godbey from Beacon Education.
According to Beacon, the foundation is working to open the Spark Academy, a co-ed and mixed-income education center for young children. As of this time, the Spark Academy is scheduled to open in the summer of 2023.
The money raised by the 8th Annual Celebrity Chef Events will go towards supporting both the Spark Academy and the GLOW Academy.
For more information, please visit Beacon Education’s website.
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