In all of our Food Adventure articles, we feature extraordinary people doing extraordinary things. And even then some people stand out among the rest. Take Chef Matt Hayden for example, owner of Scratch Event Catering. He has owned bars, eateries, and learned to hone his culinary skills. Whether it is taking an egg to whisk it, or smoking brisket, he is on top of it all. He donates times to various charities, and never boasts or asks for recognition. Matt does it for his love of the cause, and his love of pleasing people with good food.
One such event is the Suzy Pender Memorial Golf Outing. This annual event will have its 14th golf outing this Saturday at Jamaica Run Golf Course. Suzy was a Centerville native who had a love for golf and children. She passed away unexpectedly in 2001, at the age of 30. She was an absolute angel, who was taken from this world, way too soon. The golf outing honors her memory and helps causes that were close to her heart. The purpose of the event, is to raise money to buy stuffed animal Teddy Bears. These bears are given to hospitalized children to help comfort them. Tens of thousands of bears have been given to children at Miami Valley Hospital over the past 14 years.
Matt Hayden has also been there over the past 14 years donating his food, time and resources to make this event what it is today. Matt’s wife Carey along with a committee of Suzy’s friends, run the benefit without a hitch. Saturday’s event has already sold out the maximum # of golfers. Again, we can’t say enough good things about the committee that organizes this golf outing each year. The door prizes and fun times are second to none.
Scratch Event Catering typically makes and incredible BBQ buffet spread featuring all you want baby back ribs, pulled pork, roasted chicken and some tasty southern style soul sides. It is nothing short of a great Food Adventure ! Every year we see Matt running around, serving hot food, and providing a delicious and filling meal. He and his staff work hard, and it shows in the end product.
Today we recognize Matt’s dedication of 14 years and counting to this charity. We also say THANK YOU, for giving back to the community, year after year.
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Want to donate to the Suzy Pender Memorial Fund ? Email Debbi at KinderdineD@yahoo.com
Do you need a catering company with some savory food or a healthy menu? Contact Scratch Event Catering at (937) 567-7850. Learn more about Chef Hayden in his DMM 10? interview.
Please feel free to browse some photos of the last 14 years of the Suzy Pender Memorial Outing, catered by Scratch Food.
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