Rob and Dianne Remington with Terry Johnson and Joe Heider

Mike and Denise Kmetz with Keeli and Matt Baumgartner

“Chef’s Fantasy,” one of Northeast Ohio’s best and most original food, wine and auction events, attracted 150 guests to this year’s gala at the Ritz-Carlton Cleveland.
The evening included an exquisite dinner comprised of multiple courses, each prepared by a different stand-out local chef and perfectly paired with wine. The 2024 featured chefs included: Chef Vishwatej Nath with Progressive Field, Chef Richard Arnoldi from the Ritz-Carlton, Chef Ky-Wai Wong with Tri-C Culinary, Chef Todd Whitman representing Serenite Restaurant, Chef Matt Dugan with Vitamix, Chef Derek Ivancic from Jack Entertainment, Chef Brad Gambrell with Huntington Convention Center, and Chef Anthony Scolaro of One Eleven Bistro.
Chef’s Fantasy’s live and silent auctions included one-of-a-kind travel

Mike and Becky Darrah with Mary and Mitchell Drumm

and culinary packages, art and more.
The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with cystic fibrosis the opportunity to lead long, fulfilling lives by funding research and drug development, partnering with the cystic fibrosis community and advanced, high-quality, specialized care. Through improvements in treatment and care, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is adding tomorrows for people with the disease. A few decades ago, most people with cystic fibrosis did not live long enough to attend elementary school. Today, people with the disease are graduating from high school and college, pursuing careers, getting married and starting families of their own. Chef’s Fantasy raised more than $150,000 to support this mission. STORY BY CYNTHIA SCHUSTER EAKIN/PHOTOGRAPHS BY ERIC EAKIN.