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Chefs for Habitat Gourmet Gala Starts In


Thank you for Attending the March 2, 2024 Mardi Gras Gala!

A Gourmet Gala to Raise Funds to Build Homes for Hardworking Families in Need.

Habitat for Humanity builds more than houses. Together we’re helping families build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.

Join us on March 8, 2025 at our next Chefs for Habitat Gala!


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Support Homes, Communities, and Hope.


Show Your Support By Donating an Item to the Silent Auction

Our Impact in Numbers

By supporting this important charity event, you are making an impact in your local community of Wicomico County, Maryland.

Here’s how you’ve helped:


Raised by Chefs for Habitat in 2024

Homes Built and Sold
0 Homes
Home Repairs since 2006
0 Repairs

Chefs for Habitat Celebrities are community leaders who participate in a fun and funny fundraising challenge competition. 

Each Celebrity uses their community influence to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County. The top three Celebrities who raise the most funds for HFHWC will compete (with our guests’ help) for the title of “best secret talent” and receive special recognition during the event, as will the Celebrity who raises the most funds overall!

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Meet the 2024 Gala Chefs

Learn more about the Gala Chefs that make Chefs for Habitat possible.

Celebrity sous chefs

Meet the 2024 Celebrities

Learn more about the 2024 Chefs Celebrities and help them raise funds towards building affordable homes. 


Meet our Celebrated Sponsors

Meet the amazing sponsors that support our mission and help make Chefs for Habitat possible

Meet our Honorary Chairs

Chris Eccleston

Founder, Delmarva Veteran Builder

Chris Eccleston, a Salisbury native, is the spirited founder of Delmarva Veteran Builders (DVB), a firm bringing a veteran’s touch to local construction projects. Under Chris’s helm, DVB soared into the national spotlight, gracing the Inc 5000 list thrice. A Navy vet, Chris’s core is all about supporting fellow veterans, a dedication honored at the Pentagon with the Secretary of Defense Freedom Award.

Besides DVB, Chris introduced Trashforce in 2020, turning a waste hauling service into a customer-centric venture. In 2023, he co-authored “Grit Leads To Greatness,” a children’s book resonating with young readers nationwide.

With solid academic roots from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Salisbury University, Chris also shines as a community beacon, serving on various local boards, always with an eye toward nurturing local growth.

Away from business pursuits, Chris’s world is filled with family joys, community engagements, and the occasional kitchen dance-off, making him not just a local entrepreneur, but a local hero.

Meet the 2024 Gala Chefs!

Every year, chefs from our local restaurants and catering companies step up to cook incredible signature dishes for our Chefs for Habitat guests. These Gala Chefs dedicate their time, resources, and considerable talent to build this signature event, and we give them outpourings of thanks for their skilled hands and giant hearts.


Allison Porter

Heather Hall & Shaina Bounds

David Wharton

Tashana Phillips

Darlene Davis

Ka’Terra Dettbarn

2024 Chefs Celebrities Fundraisers

Help Our Celebrities Raise Funding this Year

Help Our Celebrities Raise Funds to Support Habitat’s Mission to Ensure Safe, Affordable Homes for All.




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Learn more about 2024’s Celebrities and explore how you can help them reach their fundraising goals.

What Attendees Love Most About Chefs for Habitat

What our attendees have to save about our annual Chefs for Habitat Charity Event—here’s why you’ll want to join us!

"The Wicomico Habitat for Humanity Chefs Gala is one of our favorite events! It’s always a memorable and uplifting

experience to support a very noble cause. The event is so well run, the fundraising experience is very efficient and the food is simply amazing."

Jill Hall
President, Landmark Insurance
"Chefs for Habitat is a great way to experience community partnership, have a great time, and contribute in a meaningful way. Habitat has made supporting the mission easy and fun!"
D'Shawn Doughty
Salisbury City Council President
"Barbara and I had a wonderful evening at Chefs For Habitat. Local chefs prepared delicious food. The variety of silent auction items was amazing. What a fun way to support Habitat!"
Dr. George Whitehead
Salisbury University
"Chefs for Habitat is always a highlight in our social calendar. We love the wonderful variety of food and auction items and being able to support such a critically important organization in our community."
Kristin & Patrick Gilbert
2020 Honorary Chairs
"Great Event with amazing food, raising money for a great cause!"
Melissa Geeslin
Goosehead Insurance


Meet Our Sponsors

We are so grateful for the support of these local businesses and organizations. Please show your support to these organizations by supporting them in return.



Gourmet Gold

Seasoned Silver

Balsamic Bronze

Caramelized Copper