Thank you, thank you, thank you…. we can’t thank you enough!

Last week we hosted our 6th annual Chimps Kitchen and it was our most successful one yet! We are incredibly grateful for the outpouring of support from all whom made this possible. Because of YOU, the more than 250 chimps in our care are living the peaceful and dignified retirement they deserve.

It was an evening to remember and we couldn’t have done it without the care and support of many!

Our event co-chairs Laura Guttridge and Judy Van Saun have been a part of our chimp family for many years. Each year they work tirelessly to promote Chimps Kitchen by securing sponsors, chefs to participate, a great assortment of auction and raffle items, and last but not least, selling tickets. Their commitment and compassion for the chimps is what drives Chimps Kitchen and we could’t do without them. Thank you Laura & Judy!

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Our sponsors.

Thank you Cruzan Rum for the delicious banana daiquiris, TCPalm for promoting Chimps Kitchen to your audience, and the Law Office of Bobby Guttridge for your financial support. Your commitment over the past 6 years is invaluable to us.

Thank you to all of our sponsors who made this event such a great success. CenterState Bank, Vero Beach Portfolio Magazine, Dr. Alan Durkin of Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery, Judy & Bob Van Saun, Freshpoint, Dr. Patrick T. Ottuso of Vero Beach Dermatology, Dr. J. Robin Atwell, Andio Painting, Treasure Coast Lexus, and Interiors Two by Barbara Fey.

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Thank you to the following local celebrity chefs for preparing, donating, and serving such delectable hors’ de’ oeuvres. It’s unanimous, the food was phenomenal!

Chef Ron Adams of Bobby’s, Pastry Chef Timothy Blouin & Sous Chef Golan Fuchf of Grand Harbor, Executive Chef Stephane Becht & Sous Chef Joel Drapeau of Windsor, Chef Antonio Estremera of The Wave Kitchen and Bar, Chef Ross Robson of 12A Buoy, Chef Ben Tench of The Moorings Yacht and Country Club, Sous Chef Rachel Bourdon, Pastry Chefs Ashlee & Ryan Wykoff of Frosting.

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Thank you to our raffle and auction donors. We had as much fun putting together the packages as our guests had bidding on them. Thank you to everyone who donated items or services; they were too enticing to resist.

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Thank you to our volunteers and vendors for all your hard work, professionalism, and smiles.

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Thank you to all of our supporters for attending, bidding, and supporting our beloved chimpanzees. You make our work possible.

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Our Board of Directors, Advisory Council Members, and staff were excited to welcome Save the Chimps’ new Executive Director Molly Polidoroff and celebrate our 6th annual Chimps Kitchen.

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Thank you to you all. We are so incredibly fortunate for the generosity, compassion, and dedication from our community and supporters. The chimps are amazing people and so are you! See you in 2015! Stay tuned….

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