For those of you who didn’t know, yesterday was Eli Kulp Day and it was an amazing success.
A little over a month ago, Eli Klup local Chef extraordinaire, all around great guy and co-owner of Fork Restaurant was taking the train home when it derailed suffering a spinal cord injury as a result.
A benefit organized in his behalf to help get him through his long road to recovery was launched and was met with an outpouring of support. Dozens of culinary heavy hitters, Top Chefs, wine merchants, breweries, foodies and members of the local community all came together to rally around one of their own and it was beautiful.
Between ticket sales and a silent auction, over $130,000 was raised last night to help a man who has dedicated his life to nothing but his family and making the world a better place one delicious meal at a time; and that my friends is priceless.
For those of you who were not able to attend but would still like to do something for Eli, please visit www.gofundme.com/v3qfhc.