Kenyon College hosts the 9th Annual Snowflake Gala to support Food For The Hungry. Get your tickets by Friday, 11/22!

This week, The Morning Thing is shining the spotlight on events to support Food For The Hungry. WNZR’s Marcy Rinehart talked with Tom Stamp, Kenyon College Historian about the 9th annual Snowflake Gala Dinner and Auction.

Click HERE to hear their conversation.

Tickets are now available for the Ninth Annual Snowflake Gala,
benefiting Knox County Food for the Hungry

On Friday, December 6, 2019, Kenyon College will host the Ninth Annual Snowflake Gala in support of Knox County Food for the Hungry.  The event will begin with a cocktail reception at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m. in the Kenyon Athletic Center’s Multi-Activity Court, which will be transformed for the occasion.  The evening’s program will conclude with a “fund-a-cause” auction, providing guests with opportunities to support both the food-gathering and social-service activities offered by Food for the Hungry.

Denise and Mark Ramser, Knox County volunteer leaders and philanthropists, will be recognized at the gala with the William A. Stroud Jr. Award for Community Service, presented annually for outstanding support of local charitable causes.  Chairpersons for this year’s event are longtime Food for the Hungry supporters Peggy and Dick Mavis.

The December 6 dinner, prepared by the skilled chefs of AVI Food Systems, will feature a buffet of gourmet Italian favorites, prepared with locally sourced ingredients, with both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.

Tickets for the 2019 Snowflake Gala are priced at $100 per person, which includes a contribution to Food for the Hungry (the exact amount of which will be provided after the event for tax purposes).  Tickets may be reserved by calling Kenyon at 740-427-5111 or by visiting, which offers online payment options.  Tickets must be purchased no later than Friday, November 22, 2019.

Proceeds from this annual event benefit needy families and individuals right here in Knox County.  If you or your company would like to sponsor a dinner table ($1,000 for eight people) or support the gala in some other way, please contact Kathryn Brechler Lake at 740-427-5111 or via email at

Chef Giulio is the Corporate Executive Chef that will be “auctioned off” during the gala for the private dinner! Here are some pics of Chef Giulio.


Chef Giulio Fattore, CEC

Chef Giulio Fattore is first generation as both parents immigrated from Italy. Giulio’s family is from the Abruzzo Province with his father is from Ripa Fagnano Alto and Mother from Pacentro, Italy.  Giulio started cooking at the age of 14. Giulio is a graduate of Macomb College Culinary School and has competed professionally in 15 hot food and cold food cooking competitions earing medals in all.  He has held positions at some of Detroit’s most prestigious Country Clubs and Hotels, Progressively working his way up from Cook to Executive Chef.  Giulio is a Certified Executive Chef, designated by the American Culinary Federation. Giulio has been with AVI Foodsystems for 15 years, majority of the time was as Campus Executive Chef at Wayne State University. Currently, Giulio is a Corporate Research and Development Chef for AVI concentrating on Brand Development, Creating Recipes and Culinary Training.


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