Gourmet food and frivolity for a good cause at 'Tenacious Eats'

By NewsRadio 1120 KMOX

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - For Chef Liz Schuster, Tenacious Eats has given her the opportunity to focus on two things she loves: food and movies. For fans of Tenacious Eats, it means an evening of fun with five gourmet courses and five cocktails themed to the movie being shown.

The idea for the evening as a benefit for the Patient Care Fund came after spending hours in "the pod" at Siteman. Chef Liz's fiance, Steve Schmidt, was diagnosed earlier this year with simple lymphatic lymphoma, or SLL. 

"It flipped our world upside down back in March when I was diagnosed," says Schmidt, who also serves as pastry chef and maker of delicious desserts at Tenacious Eats. "You kind of look at, what do I do? And we wanted to give back."

"The Patient Care Fund helps cancer patients at Siteman who maybe have exhausted their finances or their insurance," explains Chef Liz. "It covers things like nausea meds, pain medication, hotel stays for people who live several states away."

The Tenacious Eats presentation of "Nightmare Before Christmas" will be Friday, December 13 at the Mahler Ballroom on Washington Avenue. Tickets are $75 per person.

Debbie Monterrey will be "the host."

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