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Lakeland talent to benefit local fundraiser

Lakeland talent to benefit local fundraiser


Lakeland talent to benefit local fundraiser

There will be a lot of Lakeland talent on display when the Sheboygan County Interfaith Organization holds a pair of Celebrity Chef fundraising events at Lakeland this spring.

SCIO Executive Director Lisa Stephan, a double Lakeland grad and longtime Lakeland employee, has secured Lakeland alumna Barkha (Limbu) Daily for a March 15 event, and LU Dining Services Director Mark Wagner and Executive Chef and Assistant Director Joe Johnson for the May 31 event.

Daily, the owner of the award-winning restaurant the cheel in Thiensville, will prepare cuisine from her native Nepal.

Wagner and Johnson will combine to prepare a menu featuring seared tenderloin with a whisky reduction and duck salad.

The events, which will be held in the Younger Family Campus Center event space, begin at 4 p.m. with cocktails, followed by chef demonstrations at 5 and dinner to follow.

Cost is $75 per event or $125 for both. Register online at

Sheboygan County Interfaith Organization coordinates three programs: Family Pathways visitation program, the Farmers Market and Bridgeway & Beyond residential transitional living program. SCIO bridges the gap between community needs and partner resources by educating and advocating for social justice, dignity and improving the quality of life for all people.

Six employees at SCIO have earned or are pursuing a Lakeland degree, which represents over half of the non-profit's staff.