A great meal for a great cause

Bethany J. Royer

April 11, 2014

By Bethany J. Royer

Staff Writer


PIQUA — By the looks of the menu, luncheon attendees were in for a treat. Whether it was the filet mignon with wild mushroom sauce, miniature bacon quiche served with freshly sliced kiwi, twice-baked potatoes, fresh green beans, salad, or a slice of key lime pie. All in preparation for the near two dozen gathered in the dining room of Sterling House Piqua on West High Street Thursday for not only great food but for a great cause, too.

However, there was one little catch.

“We would like to see it grow,” said Liz Carroll, sales and marketing manager for Sterling House Piqua, who hopes getting the word out on this unique monthly event will bring in more individuals. “We’re trying to grow this group.”

For an estimated five-plus years, Sterling House Piqua has been host to Cooking for a Cause with all proceeds from the luncheon going to the Miami Valley Alzheimer’s Association, thanks to the culinary work of Sterling House chef Bill Byrne.

Bryne was putting the finishing touches on the miniature quiche, with aid from Ruth Kaiser and Carroll, as attendees took to their seats. While some were newcomers to the late afternoon event, others have attended since its inception and have become regulars for what they state is a great cause. And with an average of 20 attending the once-a-month meal that runs from April to October, there’s still plenty of room to grow as the dining room can accommodate as many as 40 individuals.

Last year, the group raised $2,800 for the Alzheimer’s Association and have a goal of $3,500 this year.

For those interested in great food for a great cause, the next Cooking for a Cause will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, May 8. On the menu: Cheesy sausage won tons, spinach salad with hot bacon dressing, chicken kiev, rice pilaf, fresh buttered broccoli, beverage and carrot cake.

For more information or to make a reservation, call 773-0500 by May 6.

Next on the calendar: An Easter Egg hunt will begin at 10 a.m. today at Sterling House, 1744 W. High St. Children can look forward to not only an egg hunt, but coloring and snacks. Be sure to bring a basket!

Bethany J. Royer may be reached at (937) 773-2721 or on Twitter @TheDailyCall