May 10, 2019

Sliced Salem: A Benefit for BEHIND YOU! – Video and Photo Gallery

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On Monday, May 6th Octocog and Behind You! – The Elizabeth Bookholz Memorial Fund teamed up for Sliced Salem: A Chef Competition where three of Salem’s best chefs – Diane Wolf of The Lobster Shanty, Tim Haigh of Bambolina and Kokeshi, and Daniel Gursha of Ledger – joined forces with three randomly selected audience members to prepare two courses, each with a secret ingredient, to raise money for the Elizabeth Bookholz Memorial Fund. Chef Daniel Gursha took home the coveted title to become the first ever Sliced Salem victor.

The event was produced by Octocog and hosted by the Hotel Salem with lights by Retonica and DJ sets by Qwill. The drink sponsor was Deacon Giles.

“It’s important for an organization like Behind You! to exist and be a bridge between the restaurant workers who need help getting back on their feet and those who have the resources to make that possible,” says Octocog owner Dan Donato.

The BEHIND YOU! Elizabeth Bookholz Memorial Fund was created to support Front-of-House and Back-of-House employees of independently-owned or chef-owned restaurants in Salem MA, when they have a medical hardship and are unable to work for at least four (4) weeks.

Any qualified individual can apply by filling out this application. Learn more and support here: