While we're getting fatter taking advantage of Miami Spice, the chefs behind those meals are slimming down for a good cause. As part of the Fit to Fight challenge, 12 local toques have committed to lose weight while raising funds to benefit Live to Fight, a nonprofit that supports individuals with life-threatening illnesses. After their last weigh-in August 4, some are already down almost 20 pounds!
In addition to competing to drop the most weight, each chef is tasked with raising a minimum of $1,500. Many are hosting events and touting restaurant specials to help meet their goals and promote healthful living.
Might be hard to resist T&C chicken and waffles after that workout.
Photo by Cassie Glenn
You're So Fly Charity Ride With Brunch at Tongue & Cheek
Who: Chefs Jamie DeRosa and Todd Erickson
What: Flywheel charity ride that concludes with a healthful brunch hosted by the two chefs
When: Sunday, August 24, at 12:45 p.m.
Cost: $50 excluding gratuity, payable in advance through DeRosa's fittofight.org PayPal page or onsite the day of Flywheel.
Healthful (as well as some indulgent) options abound during brunch at Edge.
Courtesy of Edge Steak & Bar
Bike & Brunch at Edge Steak & Bar
Who: Chef Aaron Brooks
What: Ten-mile bike ride led by personal trainer and wellness coach Rachel Scherdin; following that, freshen up at Sports Club LA and head to Edge for Sunday brunch
Where: Edge Steak & Bar and the surrounding bike zone
When: Sunday, August 24, at 9 a.m.
Cost: $89 plus tax and gratuity, limit of 25 participants, so reserve your spot through eventbrite.com.
The classroom at Edge Steak & Bar.
Photo by Alex Rodrgiuez
Healthy Cooking at Edge Steak & Bar
Who: Chef Aaron Brooks
What: A class about adopting healthy cooking habits at home to make delicious meals using fresh ingredients
When: Saturday, September 13, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Cost: $125 plus tax and gratuity, limit of 25 participants, so reserve your spot through eventbrite.com.
Chef Timon Balloo and crew at Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill.
Fit to Fight via Facebook
Chef Timon Balloo of Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill is featuring a $10 peach and kale salad special throughout August, with $1 of each benefiting Live to Fight.
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For more information, visit fittofight.org.
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