HADASSAH GREATER ATLANTA PRESENTS....
On Sunday, September 22, 2019 Hadassah Greater Atlanta is hosting ALMOST CHOPPED! HADASSAH’S INCREDIBLE COOKING COMPETITION, THE 2ND HELPING.
We're raising funds for the Hadassah Medical Organization which supports advanced medical research for ALS and other neurological diseases.
Teams of two Chef-testants* will compete in 2 rounds of cooking. The challenge is for our Chef-testants* to take the baskets filled with mystery ingredients, along with the tools provided, to create something that will wow our judges.
These Chef-testants*, along with their sous chefs, will be battling out for a win, but the real winners will be a brighter future for those suffering with neurological diseases.
Please access the team fundraising pages and SUPPORT the team or disease focus of your choice.
We are excited to welcome our four chef-testant* teams:
Team Samantha Lives Next Door (2018 Champions)
Fundraising for Parkinson's and other neurological diseases
Chef: Samantha Ellis, Sous Chef: Rebecca Carey
Runner: Eliana Leader
Hadassah Mentor: TBD
The Knife Guys
Fundraising for ALS and other neurological diseases
Chef: Ken Braunstein, Sous Chef: Helen Braunstein
Runner: Emma Perlstein
Hadassah Mentor: Ruthanne Warnick
Team Haimish Old Dudes
Fundraising for Alzheimer's and other neurological diseases
Chef: Jody Pollack, Sous Chef: Alex Schulman
Runner: Eva Serotta
Hadassah Mentor: Debi Shendelman
Team Humble and Fierce
Fundraising for Multiple Sclerosis and other neurological diseases
Chef: Jennifer Waller, Sous Chef: Sara McLeod
Runner: Sophia Schwartz
Hadassah Mentor: Sue Moye
Our team of celebrity judges are from some of Atlanta’s most talked about restaurants:
Be a part of the future, as Hadassah Medical Organization leads the way, with the power of persistence! From Israel to the States, together we can make a difference.
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* Chef-testant - (n) non-professional chef to cook and compete in HADASSAH’S INCREDIBLE COOKING COMPETITION
(Photo Credit: Tomas Espinoza)
What’s your name, company name, and title?
Mimmo Alboumeh, Red Pepper Taqueria, Chef/Owner.
Which country did you emigrate from?
Why did you or your family decide to immigrate?
My family started migrating in the mid-’70s from Lebanon to Italy, Spain, then the USA in the late ’80s. I came to Atlanta in 1995.
What was the most difficult thing you faced when you arrived in the US?
I honestly was lucky because I had a large family here already. Adjusting to the American culture was easy, and people didn’t have so much hate and segregation like you see today.
What was your very first job?
I have worked in restaurants since I was 15 years old. My first job in Atlanta was at Don Juan Spanish Restaurant, closed now. It was very popular and one of the original restaurants in the city.
Why did you choose to become an entrepreneur?
At a very young age, maybe 8–10 years old, I was already helping my grandmother in the kitchen and in her small grocery store. She cooked all the time. The Chef dream was born then. I was blessed to have the ambition to become who I am. Of course, it only took 20 years to learn and build the business.
How did you raise the money necessary to launch your business?
Credit cards, loans, and partners. (My least favorite is having partners. It’s never easy for a chef to have another partner that isn’t from a chef background).
What was the most difficult thing you faced when you first started your business?
I was broke. I used all my credit limits and barely got by.
Why do you think you have been successful?
My unconditional commitment and determination to succeed. Treat every employee with respect and they will treat your guests even better.
What advice do you have for newly arrived immigrants that want to pursue the path of entrepreneurship?
We must learn the real facts in life; money cannot fix everything, but life experience can. Work for small and big companies, be patient and learn slowly. The entrepreneurship seeds will start growing before you know it.
Wednesday, April 13th at 6:30pm
Location: Red Pepper Taqueria Briarcliff
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/3/16
RED PEPPER TAQUERIA BRIARCLIFF CELEBRATES FOUR YEARS OF SUCCESS
Celebratory Fiesta Featuring Food and Drink Specials, Live Music, and More!
Beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Atlanta, Georgia (March 31, 2016) – Red Pepper Taqueria is celebrating the four-year anniversary of its Briarcliff location in Decatur with a giant fiesta on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. As a special thank you, Executive Chef and Owner Chef Mimmo Alboumeh is hosting a Customer Appreciation Pre-Party from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. featuring two hours of complimentary signature margaritas, beer, and more for guests who RSVP and check-in on Facebook. Beginning at 4:30 p.m., live music will set the soundtrack for the rest of the fiesta as partygoers are invited to enjoy a special three-dollar menu that includes $3 RP margaritas, $3 “Mexican Break” shots and $3 craft beer, available at the bar. Of course, Red Pepper’s full dinner menu and oyster bar will be available along with its extensive tequila, local craft beer and signature cocktails selections. For more information, please visit Red Pepper Taqueria at www.eatredpepper.com or call 404-325-8151. To RSVP to the Four-Year Anniversary Customer Appreciation Pre-Party, visit, www.Facebook.com/RedPepperAtlanta.
Red Pepper Taqueria Briarcliff’s Four-Year Anniversary Fiesta
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Customer Appreciation Pre-Party – 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. (RSVP Required)
Live music – 4:30 p.m.
Red Pepper Taqueria Buckhead
2149 Briarcliff Road
Atlanta, GA 30329.
For more information, please visit Red Pepper Taqueria at eatredpepper.com
or call 404.325.8151.
Stay connected on Twitter and Instagram at @redpepperatl and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/RedPepperAtlanta.
ABOUT RED PEPPER TAQUERIA:
With two Atlanta locations, Red Pepper Taquería is considered one of Atlanta’s top dining destinations for Mexican cuisine. A direct reflection of Executive Chef and Owner Mimmo Alboumeh’s dedication and passion for always going above and beyond, Red Pepper Taquería features an impressive menu using only the finest and freshest locally sourced and organic ingredients. Red Pepper Taquería is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week and brunch on the weekends and is located at 2149 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329 and in Buckhead at 3135 Piedmont Road Atlanta, GA 30305. For more information, please visit www.eatredpepper.com. Stay connected on Twitter and Instagram at @redpepperatl and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/RedPepperAtlanta.
The Deal: The duo of casual Mexican restaurants (they share a chef-owner with Sandy Springs' upscale steakhouse Maya) serves a dozen oysters for just $6 at its weekday happy hour.
When: 3–6 PM
What Neighborhood: Buckhead, Druid Hills
Get $3 Mexican Breaks, $3 Tecate beers, $3 select craft beers, and $6 house margaritas all day, every day at all Red Pepper Taqueria locations. Watching your waistline? Don't miss $5 skinny margaritas every Thursday. [Photo: Andrew Averso]
The nachos at Red Pepper Taqueria are everything I want in nachos. Piled high and topped with all the usual suspects, there is rarely a time when I can even snap a photo because I eat them so quickly. It’s a nacho trance. Red Pepper starts with thick and sturdy chips and layers on their creamy white queso and refried black beans. Then you get the choice of chicken or steak (never an easy decision) and finally crisp iceberg lettuce, bright guacamole, fresh pico and tangy sour cream.
Committed to creating an unforgettable dining experience for each and every guest, Mimmo Alboumeh’s contagious spirit has landed him a loyal following. Owner of MAYA Steaks & Seafood in Sandy Springs and Red Pepper Taqueria in Buckhead and Decatur, Mimmo boasts more than 20 years of experience in the culinary industry. Born in Lebanon, he grew up in Spain and spent time in Italy before moving to Georgia. Drawing from his extensive knowledge of Spanish cuisine, Mimmo has redefined the typical Mexican dining experience at Red Pepper Taqueria, offering signature dishes and brunch options bursting with flavor using locally sourced and organic ingredients, matched with an unparalleled tequila selection, and signature cocktails. (photos and bio courtesy of Caren West PR)
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