This Week’s Newsletter: January 11, 2015

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Ellie White Foundation “Collaboration Testimonials”

The Ellie White Foundation for Rare Genetic Disorders

 Feature Length Documentary film trailer (Executive Producer/Director: Jocelyn Leroux):


 Affiliated Fund Raiser Dinners:

 July, 2012

(128 South Catering & Events, Wilmington)

featured Chefs:

James Beard Nominee (southeast) & Top Chef Contestant, Keith Rhodes (Catch Restaurant, Wilmington, NC)

Executive Chef Kyle McKnight (Highland Avenue Restaurant, Hickory, NC)

Kyle McKnight Executive Chef Highland Avenue

Kyle McKnight
Executive Chef
Highland Avenue

When I was approached about being a part of the first Ellie white dinner it was a no brainer. Friends help friends. After meeting Ellie and her amazing family I really knew why this dinner was so special:  For anyone to be diagnosed with a terminal disease as a child, when they have their whole life ahead of them,  yet to have such a profound perspective on life is truly inspirational. –Kyle McKnight

November 2012

 (Boulder, CO)

Hosted by The Boulderado and their culinary team

July 2013

(manna, Wilmington)

featured chef:

James Beard Winner (southeast), Ashley Christensen (AC Restaurant Group: Poole’s Diner, Raleigh NC)

I am a big believer that any cause that affects the potential of a child should know no zip code. The community that surrounds a child should exist without boundaries or limits. My friend Billy Mellon introduced me to the work of the Ellie White Foundation, and I couldn’t resist the opportunity to contribute and be a part of it. I was tremendously honored to cook a meal on behalf of the foundation that brought its supporters together to continue this incredibly important work.Ashley Christensen

Feb 2014

(Rembrandt Yard, Boulder)

featured chef:

Top Chef Champion: Season 5, Hosea Rosenberg (Blackbelly, Boulder, CO)

I do my best to contribute to the community that has supported me as a chef and entrepreneur.  I can’t always say yes to every charity that reaches out –  I just don’t have the time or resources.  But once I met young Ellie White, I knew I was in.  She is so full of life and cheer, that you quickly forget that she has any struggles in the world.  Working with Beth, Will, and the rest of the team was a breeze.  I care for them all and hope that every year raises more awareness, money, and hope for all those affected.  I’m in for life.Hosea Rosenberg

July 2014

(manna, Wilmington)

A Light in the Shadows” film fund raiser

featured chef:

James Beard Nominee (southeast), Peabody Award Winner, Star of “A Chef’s Life”, Vivian Howard (Chef and the Farmer, Kinston, NC)

A Documentary is a timeless tool for raising awareness around an issue, but it ain’t cheap to make one. So being able to offer my energy toward finishing a film around Ellie White’s story proved both soul satisfying and empowering for me. I’d do it again in a heartbeat.– Vivian Howard

August 2014

(manna, Wilmington)

featured chef:

James Beard Nominee (southeast), Scott Crawford (chef/owner, Standard Foods, Raleigh, NC)

I was humbled and honored to support such an extraordinary young lady and her foundation. Ellie White’s selfless crusade to educate and help others is beyond inspirational. She is a game changer. –Scott Crawford

February 4, 2015

(Frasca Food & Wine, Boulder)

featured chef:

James Beard Winner (southwest), Top Chef Masters, 2005 Food & Wine Top New Chef, Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson (Frasca, Boulder CO)

For Information, reservations for upcoming events  or donation inquiries please contact:

Beth White

New Year’s Eve MENU

manna will be open at 5:30pm for dinner on Wednesday, December 31st, 2014.

we will be offering a special 3 and 4 course dinner from the following menu:


our event space next door will have musical guests Onward Soldiers along with alternative Jazz band, Temple 5 ringing in the new year starting at 9pm.

If you would like make inquiries, please do so by ringing: (910)-763-5252

Happy Holidays.

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