Cooking class benefits The Food Group

By Caitlin Addlesperger
The Sheridan Press


SHERIDAN — Earlier this week, clad head-to-cowboy-booted-toe in Western wear, Irish celebrity chef Clodagh McKenna and her partner, Harry Herbert, paid a visit to The Food Group. McKenna is teaching a sold-out cooking class at Verdello Thursday night, and 100% of proceeds will be donated to the local nonprofit, which aims to reduce childhood hunger and enhance education for kids in Sheridan County.

“Thanks for thinking of this,” McKenna said to Verdello owner Kathy Bede, as they toured the facility with The Food Group Executive Director Keri McMeans and Program Director Elizabeth Moore.

“No, thank you,” responded Bede, as the group laughed. “You made this possible.”

McKenna, whose culinary prowess is sought out across the world, had offered to teach the cooking class gratis while in town visiting Herbert’s cousins, Paul and Sandra Wallop, at Canyon Ranch.

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