Celebrity Chef Gail Simmons Prepares Welcome Home Dinner For 41 Habitat For Humanity Families

Whirlpool Corporation collaborated with Celebrity Chef Gail Simmons to create a lasting first memory for 41 Habitat for Humanity homeowners and their families in northern Indiana. Whirpool Corp. hosted a celebratory dinner to welcome home the families who will live in the houses built during the project – Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project. The menu was specially curated by Chef Simmons for this occasion.

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“For nearly two decades, Whirlpool Corporation has worked with Habitat for Humanity to help build new homes alongside families,” said Jeff Noel, corporate vice president of communications & public affairs for Whirlpool Corporation. “We know the importance of transforming a house into a home, and kicking off the upcoming build with this dinner is about exactly that: going beyond involvement in the building process and taking a step toward helping these families create a true community.”

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A three-course meal was served which included a chopped summer salad, herbed chicken schnitzel with roasted potatoes and asparagus and banoffee pie. Whirlpool will also be giving a three-month subscription to Raddish, a cooking club for kids, to each of the 41 families.

“It’s fantastic that these families have a chance to bond before we officially kick off a week of building during Carter Work Project,” said Julie Laird Davis, vice president of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Habitat for Humanity. “This is a new beginning for the whole neighbourhood, and sharing a meal together is a powerful first memory for everyone to share.”

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