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Cheers! to Brenner Children's

The 14th annual Cheers! will be held Friday, November 16, 2018 from 7 – 10 pm at The Millennium Center. Since Cheers! first began in 2005, more than $1 million has been raised for Brenner Children’s Hospital. This year, funds raised at Cheers! support the campaign to build a new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for our smallest patients.

We are thrilled to announce a new date and location plus other exciting features at this year’s event. 
About John Fleer
NEW! Celebrity Chef, John Fleer, chef and owner of Rhubarb in Asheville, will headline this year’s event as our featured guest.    A Winston-Salem native, John was a previous executive chef at Tennessee’s famed Blackberry Farm. He was named a “Rising Star of the 21st Century” by the James Beard Foundation and is a five-time finalist for “Best Chef in the Southeast.” John will compete in Battle of the White Coats, a friendly cooking competition with Dr. Joey Skelton, Director of Brenner FIT.

About Jordan PilarskiNEW! The Food Network 2017 Spring Baking Champion, Jordan Pilarski, pastry chef 
at the Ritz Carlton-Amelia Island, will demonstrate his dessert decorating skills during Cheers! and serve as a judge alongside 99.5 WMAG on-air radio personality, Lora Songster, and the Winston-Salem Journal Food Editor, Michael Hastings, for Battle of the White Coats. On Saturday, Jordan will teach a children's cookie decorating master class, Decorate for Brenner's Sake


Battle of the White Coats Cooking Competition

Team Chef's Coat - Chef, John Fleer \ Julie Ann Freischlag, MD \ Kevin High, MD
Team Lab Coat - Joey Skelton, MD \ Michael Lischke, Ed.D, MPH \ Sarah Martin, MD Class of 2020 \ Harper Wilson, MD Class of 2020
Judges - Pastry Chef, Jordan Pilarski \ 99.5 On-air Personality, Lora Songster \ Food Editor, Winston-Salem Journal, Michael Hastings

NEW! Chefs Tasting Reception for sponsors and special guests prior to Cheers!

We continue the Cheers! tradition with a live auction featuring
one-of-a-kind artwork and experiences, and of course, plenty of wine, craft beer, 
and gourmet cuisine from Winston-Salem’s finest restaurants
and caterers.

Cheers! to Brenner Children’s 
Friday, November 16, 2018
7 -10 pm
The Millennium Center
101 West 5th Street

Tickets $100 per person PURCHASE TICKETS

Decorate for Brenner's Sake
Recommended for young bakers ages 8-14
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Summit School Dining Hall
2100 Reynolda Road
10 am

Tickets $25 per child PURCHASE TICKETS
Parents and grandparents are our guests!

Thank you to our sponsors!

Grand Reserve Sponsor

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Carolinas Realty

Sommelier Sponsor
Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Brenner
Kaplan Early Company
Mercedes-Benz of Winston-Salem

Connoisseur Sponsor
Blanco Tackabery 
North State Environmental
Pinnacle Financial Partners

Enthusiast Sponsor
Bayada Pediatrics
Ms. Frances Brenner
Mr. and Mrs. Kendall W. Chalk
Delta Dental of North Carolina
Mr. and Mrs. F. Borden Hanes Jr.
Dr. Shannon and Mr. Will Hanson
Mr. and Mrs. John K. Hollan
Law Offices of Timothy D. Welborn
Marzano Asset Management
NK Patent Law, PLLC
Dr. and Mrs. Gary G. Poehling
River's Edge Design 
Salem Smiles
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Schindler
Shugart Enterprises
Mr. and Mrs. David G. Townsend
Wildfire Marketing 

Participating Restaurants and Caterers
Alma Mexicana - Five Loaves Catering - Millennium Artisan - Providence Restaurant
River Birch Lodge - The Porch - Village Juice - Village Tavern

Please check back regularly for updated information! For information on becoming a sponsor, participant or contributor, click HERE or contact Angela Carleton at 336-716-3908 or






      • Cheers!
      • Angela Carleton



      • Additional Information

        Mailing Address:
        Brenner Children's Hospital
        Office of Philanthropy
        PO Box 571021
        Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1021