Matt Prentice prepares authentic Chaldean cuisine to raise money for charity
Recipe: Iraqi Vegetables Salad
Local chef Matt Prentice will prepare authentic Chaldean cuisine from the Ma Baseema Cookbook at a fundraiser event for the Chaldean American Ladies of Charity (CALC).
On Monday Jan. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at Morels in Farmington Hills, Prentice will lead a group of 12 members of the Chaldean community who have authored recipes in the cookbook in cooking and presenting delicious Chaldean dishes to the public in a special dining event.
He will prepare nearly 20 dishes from the cookbook along with signature Morels dishes.
Since 1961, the Chaldean American Ladies of Charity (CALC) has continually assisted needy families of the metro Detroit area. The CALC is a nonprofit charitable organization that focuses its efforts on enhancing the lives of the people in the community. CALC’s time and volunteer efforts are spent helping those in need, encouraging youth, providing care for senior citizens, and maintaining the Chaldean culture within the diverse community in which we live.
Portions of the proceeds from the Dinner event will be donated to CALC programs that help families in need.
Metro Detroit's 120,000 Chaldeans are the largest concentration of Chaldeans outside the Middle East. The community's growth spanning a century reflects economic, social and geopolitical factors. The majority of Chaldean Americans live in Michigan, although there are many in Illinois, Arizona, California and other countries like Australia, England and Mexico. The CALC is based in Farmington Hills, Michigan.
Tickets to the fundraiser are $60 a person and are available at Morels or by calling CALC offices at (248) 538-8300.