Humane Society to host Master Chef event



The Humane Society for Hamilton County is hosting a cooking competition between two chefs as a way to raise money for the shelter.

The event is being held on Feb. 23 at The Gathering Bistro & Pub, located at 11705 Fox Road in Geist. A reception begins at 6 p.m. with the dinner starting at 7 p.m.

Attendees can pay $75 to enjoy two, three-course meals — appetizers, entrees and desserts — plus one well-drink ticket.  There will also be a complimentary wine on the table and there will be free beer during the cocktail hour donated by Big Lug Canteen. Guests will get to vote on their favorite of the two meals.

“We’re so grateful to the Gathering Pub for hosting this event,” said Rebecca Stevens, executive director for the shelter. “The food these chefs will prepare is going to be amazing, so I don’t know how we will pick a winner.”

Both of the chef competitors, Jon Radford and Eric Blackwell, work at The Gathering Pub. Radford used to own Scribble Food Truck. The menu is a surprise but there will be vegetarian options available.

Stevens said the event is great for people who love watching TV shows like Master Chef and want to support the shelter, which supports the entire county and has a no-kill policy. The Humane Society for Hamilton County will only euthanize animals if it’s in the best interest of the animal and will explore any medical options available in every case. It’s also an open-admissions shelter that doesn’t turn away animals just because there’s a lack of space at its Noblesville location. Currently, the shelter is trying to raise money to build a new, larger facility.To buy tickets, visit


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