Celebrity Waiters raise funds for conservation

| 18/07/2010

(CNS): The National Trust for the Cayman Islands hosted another successful “Celebrity Waiters” evening at Edoardo’s Restaurant on Wednesday, 23 June, raising $2,375. Once again, four members of Rotary Sunrise have answered the call to become “Celebrity Waiters” for an evening to support the National Trust’s fundraising initiative. Edoardo’s closed its doors to the public to accommodate Joanne Rutty, Anthony Lawson, Tony Catalanotto and Dawn Cummings and their guests. The waiters were assisted by the staff of Edoardo’s, who donated their time, to serve a three-course meal with wine to 76 attendees.

Blackbeard’s gave the celebrity waiters an excellent discount on Italian wines to add to the feel of the evening. Attendees paid $50 for the three-course and tipped their waiters generously.

This group of celebrity waiters was the first to incorporate a raffle, which made the evening exciting and raised extra money. Prizes were donated by Cayman Distributors, Papa Johns, Papperman’s and Edoardo’s.

“The support of my fellow Rotarian’s has been overwhelming and I’m truly grateful,” said Frank Balderamos, General Manager of the National Trust for the Cayman Islands. “In future we’d like to see other ‘celebrity waiters’ join such a fun effort.”

Celebrity Waiters is a fundraising initiative of the National Trust where prominent Caymanians and residents, or as the National Trust likes to call them “Celebrities”, choose a restaurant of their choice, invite their friends to dinner and act as the waiters for that table. The National Trust raises money from the tips the waiters receive and the restaurant charges the normal price for the meal and beverages.

If you have a celebrity waiter team and would like to participate please contact Erika Walton, Development and Marketing Officer at the National Trust by calling 749-1129 or e-mail ewalton@nationaltrust.org.ky.

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