Cooking competition served up as a tasty fundraiser

Megan Michelotti

Chop, chop, Saturday can’t come fast enough for Helena’s foodies.

The Rocky Mountain Development Council is hosting its second-ever cooking competition fundraiser “Rocky Presents Chopped” at 5 p.m. Saturday in the Rocky Neighborhood Center at 200 S. Cruse Ave.

Rocky first hosted the event on March 7, 2020, about a week before the U.S. shut down from COVID-19. This will be the first time since the pandemic the event is put on. Kathy Marks, operations director at Rocky, got the idea when the organization was looking for a new fundraiser idea.

Rocky Present Chopped on March 4 at 5 p.m. at the Rocky Neighborhood Center.

Photo courtesy of Rocky Mountain Development Council

“I’m one of those nerds that watches the Food Channel a lot and watches ‘Chopped,’” Marks said. “… I just said to them ‘I wonder if we could do something like the TV show ‘Chopped,’” so we started talking about it, and we made it work.”

Money from the fundraiser will be used for Rocky Mountain Development Council programs that include senior services, affordable housing, energy assistance,

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