On April 20th, Euphemia Haye hosted a JDRF walk that raised money for Juvenile Diabetes research. In fact, Team Euphemia Haye raised over $16,000 and still counting! The turnout was fantastic – over 60 people! Thank you to all those who participated and donated. We had a lot of fun and we’re so thankful to have friends that help us raise money for a cause that is very dear to our hearts.
Also, a big thank you to the Observer Group for sharing this awesome video of Kate Arpke Houle (Chef Ray and D’Arcy’s daughter) doing a warm-up for her silk performance at the Walk. See, you never know what you’re gonna get to experience when you come to a JDRF Walk…especially with Team Euphemia Haye!
We host a walk for JDRF every April, so start thinking about joining us next year. Why should you walk? Watch this message, from Chef Ray and D’Arcy’s daughter, Kate.
Euphemia Haye and its owners are dedicated to our community. We find it very important to give back to the Sarasota and Manatee area and the people in it. We are thankful that our community embraces us with open arms and continues to patronize us, keeping us as one of the area’s favorites. We say “thank you” by supporting local organizations and fundraising events. We love our beautiful little part of the world and we try to do a part in making it an even better place for young people to live and grow up in. Below are some of the causes and organizations that we support and are a part of:
We are proud to be founding members of this organization; a group of local restaurants that are independently owned and offer fresh, local flavor. D’Arcy is on the “Originals” board and has a passion to celebrate and preserve our community’s culinary “sense of being.” Each January, the Originals hosts the “Forks and Corks” Food and Wine Fest at the Ringling Museum Courtyard where guests can sample flavors from the “Originals” restaurants. The Originals offer highly sought-after discounted dining certificates to their restaurants. Information on “Forks and Corks” and dining certificates can be found at the Sarasota/Manatee Originals web site.
Manatee Technical Institute
Chef Raymond and D’Arcy Arpke serve on the Board of the Manatee Technical Institute’s cooking program. They both are committed to making sure that students in the Manatee & Sarasota area have a solid culinary arts program where they can learn and launch their cooking careers. If you would like more information about MTI’s culinary program, visit the Manatee Technical Institute’s web site.