Taste of Care was founded by Prompt Ambulance in 2009. The event was a way to showcase the outstanding culinary skills of the region’s medical communities. Over the years the events grew in both popularity and participation. Since its origination, Taste of Care has developed into a non-profit organization impacting individuals across the region. Each year over 45 medical and non-profit organizations participate across Northern Indiana, with a combined attendance surpassing 3,000 guests. Over $30,000 was raised in 2013. This year’s St. Joseph County Taste of Care took place at the Palais Royale with an anticipated attendance of 600.
All proceeds are donated to Wounded Warrior Project ~ WWP to help them with the 20 programs specifically structured to engage warriors, nurture their minds and bodies, and encourage their economic empowerment. Warrior Families and caregivers are provided comfort, care, and education to help support the recovery of their wounded service members. All programs are provided free of charge for warriors and their families.
Chef Stewart studied at Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. While working towards his degrees he worked as a cook at the Westin Hotel’s Agora restaurant a four star and four diamond hotel. Chef Stewart received his Associates Degree in Culinary Arts and a Bachelor’s Degree in Food Service Management.
After graduation his career started as the floor chef at the University of Notre Dame at the North dining hall where he worked for four years. His career then moved on to Four Winds Casino and Resort where he was Sous Chef of the buffet for two years then moved on to the Players’ Lounge as a Sous Chef for an additional two years. He then took his culinary talents to Fiddler’s Hearth in South Bend. After dabbling in the hotel, casino, and restaurant industry Chef Stewart decided to change his focus to Health Care.