05/25/15

Cooking for the Amy Roloff Charity Foundation Mud Run!

Amy Roloff Mud RunHad a wonderful time cooking for the Amy Roloff Charity Foundation Mud Run! Lot’s of laughs and support-building for all of the amazing charity groups that Amy’s Foundation supports!

Amy Roloff Mud Run

The whole thing was filmed for an upcoming episode of “Little People, Big World”, so TLC has asked everyone not to post any pictures of the actual Mud Run, but here are some fun shots of the cooking and eating… MY two favorite sporting events!

Amy Roloff Mud Run

Be sure to tune in to TLC on August 1st for this episode of “Little People, Big World!”

Amy Roloff Mud Run

Huge THANK YOU to our awesome volunteers at this event: Dana Ramsey, Wade, Diane, Alaine, and Timothy Anderson! We couldn’t have done it without you!

See all of this pictures, here.

-Chefs Perry, Terry, & Chris
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07/25/13

How we give back: The Amy Roloff Charity Foundation

Little People Big WorldYou probably know Amy Roloff, and her family, from their hit reality-television show, Little People, Big World, on TLC.

Our friend Amy is proof that amazing things can come is small packages…as well as being the leading lady of her own television series, she’s a business professional, wife, mother, speaker, and author.

BTW – “Little People, Big World” just finished it’s eighth season and is currently working on specials, making the show the longest running family reality TV show in history.

But, that’s not ALL Amy does…

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“The Amy Roloff Charity Foundation (ARCF) will advocate, inspire and add value to the lives of youth who face personal life challenges.” – ARFC’s Mission Statement

Amy founded the non-profit Amy Roloff Charity Foundation (ARCF) in 2009 and has developed a successful grassroots organization that advocates, supports, inspires and changes the lives of kids facing life challenges.

HT_2010-06_Roloffs1In the first four years, ARCF has raised over $750,000 in donations. Her goals for ARCF’s is to surpass the one-million in giving and donations above and beyond and to be one of the leading non-profits that advocate and impact kids lives in the years to come. Amy and the ARCF team believe and know they are making a difference in the lives of kids one at a time.

A little help for a BIG World leads to little steps for a BIG Change in lives.

The ARFC supports some fantastic organizations, including Bridge Meadows, Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland, the Children’s Cancer Association, Generosity Water, Friends of the Orphans, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Special Olympics Oregon, and many many more.

“You do so much for many. Thank you, Chefs…you are an inspiration!” – Amy J. Roloff

We met Amy when she M.C.’d at the first charity auction for Sparks of Hope, another child-advocacy program that is near and dear to our hearts, and we were fortunate enough to strike up a conversation with her.

pulled_pork_sliderWhen we all realized the similarities of our missions and outreaches, Amy invited us to participate in several upcoming charity events, including the 2012 Portland Street of Dreams, and the 2012 ARFC “Starry Night” Dinner and Auction Gala, where we donated all of the ingredients to cook and serve our pulled-pork sliders to guests .

Hautemealz was included in the auction as well, raising $2,800 to cater dinner parties  for two winners.

photoaLater in the year, we had the honor of joining Amy, once again, at Portland’s Metro Holiday Toy Drive, feeding the families who were coming in to pick up gift boxes.

Join Us!

“We are continuing to be a little help for a BIG world,” says Amy, “in taking little steps for a BIG Change in impacting kids lives.”

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This year’s event, the 5th Annual ARCF Dinner and Auction Gala will be held on September 14th,  at Portland’s Leftbank Annex, and we will once again be on the auction block!

If you’re interested in joining us, we’d love to see you there! Be sure to reserve a seat (or host a table) at the online reservation page, and help make a BIG change!

“Your support will help us raise awareness for the communities and organizations we support. Help us make this event a success for kids again for the 5th year in a row!” – Amy

Last but not least, we want to extend a BIG “thank you” to all of our meal-plan subscribers…

photo4 (800x592) - CopyEvery month that you’re subscribed to one of our meal plans, you help support, through the Hautemealz Outreach Program,  life-giving organizations like the Amy Roloff Charity Foundation, The Father’s Heart Street Ministry, and the No Kid Hungry project…thank you!

We have BIG outreach plans for the coming year, and we couldn’t do it without you…you rock!

Chef Perry
hautemealz.com

06/7/13

Look what’s new around here!

Heyya hauties,

Summer’s here and the time is right for…cooking! And, boy oh boy, are we doing a lot of it!

Tons of Outreach stuff over the next few months. We’ve been busy, busy, grilling for the Tualatin VFW’s Memorial Day Picnic; fixin’ a celebration lunch for the Impact NW Mentors Program; and getting auctioned off at the Sparks of Hope 2013 Gala & Auction!

Honored to cook for some WWII heroes! (and about 140 others, lol)

Honored to cook for some WWII heroes! (and about 140 others of our country’s bravest and best!)

Coming up, we’ll be cooking up a bbq spread for the winners of last year’s Amy Roloff Charity Foundation auction; grilling up a mess of burgers and dogs (and maybe a little brisket) for the kids and families the “Bridges of Housing” summer picnic, and get geared up for teaching our youth cooking courses for at-risk kids in the Portland Public Schools this fall!

Banana Pudding Parfaits for the Impact NW Mentors and Kids.

Banana Pudding Parfaits for the Impact NW Mentors and Kids.

Chef Terry and I had a fantastic time at the Tigard Public Library last week, offering our Intro to Meal Planning class. Looking forward to teaming up with them, as well as the Wilsonville Public Library, for several more free classes over the next few months!

Plus, of course, we’re busy creating and testing delicious, nutritious new recipes for your hautemealz.com Meal Plans. Look for more action on the grill, and lots of fresh veggies and salads as the weather warms up.

We have a couple of other new developments around here that we’d like to let you know about, as well…

First, if you’re local to the Portland/Metro area, hautemealz will be hosting cooking demonstrations (with samples!) at the Wilsonville Farmer’s Market every Thursday. The Market opens at 4:00pm, and the demos will typically run at 5:00, 6:00, and 7:00pm.

Kale Slaw at the Wilsonville Farmer's Market

Kale-Bacon Slaw at the Wilsonville Farmer’s Market

We demo’d our Kale & Bacon Slaw at the season opening of the market, last night, and had a blast. Tons of wonderful people, great food, and amazing fresh, local ingredients!

Dana Ramsey, our beautiful booth hostess, at the Market.

Dana Ramsey, our beautiful booth hostess, at the Market.

I’m a hautie… R U?

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We also wanted to let you know that, given the amazing response we’d had to our new “I’m a hautie” logo, we’ve opened a hautemealz CafePress store to offer the logo in a variety of colors and styles on shirts, office items, cases, and all kinds of fun stuff!

FYI…there’s no mark-up on these items (everything’s being sold at Cafepress’s minimum), as we think it’s enough that folks want to advertise us.

Look for some cool contests this summer, featuring gift-certificates to the store, as prizes!

Okay…back to the kitchen!

– Chef Perry

02/25/13

Thank YOU!

Heyya hautemealz.com subscribers…this message from Jeff Bridges is for you!

Every month that you’re subscribed to one of our meal plans, you help support, through the Hautemealz Outreach Program,  life-giving organizations like the Amy Roloff Charity Foundation. The Father’s Heart Street Ministry, and the No Kid Hungry project…thank you, you rock!

Chefs Perry, Terry, Chris, and Maryse