For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD — Three local chefs competed Nov. 10 at RiverEdge in the Seventh Annual Marshfield Iron Chef event to benefit Shirley’s House of Hope.
More than 200 people were in attendance as Chef Mauvice Murphy from C&M Crossroads, Chef Billy Krenzelok from Apple Valley Bar & Restaurant, and Chef Joe Jirschele from Libby McNeill’s had 30 minutes to prepare a dish to be judged for creativity, flavor, and presentation.
Three judges — Jeff Hamus, Ken Heiman, and Dr. Peter Stamas — determined the winner of each category. Murphy won the Best Presentation Award, Jirschele the Best Flavor and the People’s Choice Best Appetizer Award, and Krenzelok the Most Creative Award.
Stamas shared that in the United States on average a woman is assaulted every nine seconds. As a local emergency room physician, he has treated many women in need of medical attention from abusive situations. Sadly, only one third of women injured from abuse seek medical attention.
Kris Van Teim, a domestic violence survivor, gave her testimony and asked guests to join her in supporting the shelter. Tammy Schneider, a recent graduate from the program, also shared her journey to health and freedom with the help of loving volunteers and staff at Shirley’s House of Hope.
More than $50,000 was raised and will go directly to help women and children hurting from domestic violence.
Shirley’s House of Hope is a Christian domestic violence shelter in Marshfield. It has been open for five years and has served over 260 women and children. To learn more about Shirley’s House of Hope, go to ShirelysHouseOfHope.org.