Chefs Unite Benefit Raises More Than $35,000 for American Red Cross Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

Joshn Thomsen (r), chef of Agricola, participated in the fundraiser Chefs United to benefit the Red Cross Sunday night. Agricola is expected to open at the former Lahiere’s site early next year. Photo: Rich Eldert.

Six local chefs joined forces last weekend to raise money for the American Red Cross. The Chefs Unite benefit, held at the Bedens Brook Club, drew about 200 people and raised more than $35,000.  Participants included Josh Thomsen of Agricola, Manuel Perez of The Peacock Inn, Scott Anderson of elements, Mark Silverman of The Bedens Brook Club, Max Hansen of Max Mansen Caterer, and Gabby Carbone of The Bent Spoon.