Our own Chef Jim Smailer was honored to participate in the recent Local Legends fundraiser for the Boulder County AIDS Project. The fundraiser raised, in total, more than $75,000, which surpassed last year’s efforts by more than $20,000! Boulder’s finest chefs joined together to serve attendees a seated five-course dinner. Jim worked on the second course, along with Flagstaff House chef Mark Monette. One special moment of the night came when BCAP honored Nama Chintamani Krishna Illo as Volunteer of the Year. He has been a volunteer for six years and has devoted more than 600 hours to the organization. He also recently disclosed his HIV-positive status. Here’s an article in the Daily Camera about his reasons for disclosing his status, his volunteerism: Why one man disclosed he has HIV
It was an honor to have our chef represent the Boulder Cork at this very special and worthwhile event. Thanks to the Boulder County AIDS Project for all its work and for including our Chef Jim as part of this event!