Category Archives: Breast Cancer

Meet the Chefs… Pastry Chef, Shawn Dresser of Rowes Wharf Sea Grille

Pastry Chef Shawn Dresser

Shawn was born and raised in Abington, Massachusetts, Shawn Dresser realized his passion for culinary at the young age of eight. He found a love for cooking shows and admired through his screen the talents of Julia Child and Jacques Pépin. Picking up new skills along the way, Shawn committed to cooking full Sunday dinners for his family, unknowingly beginning his successful career in hospitality.

Despite his young age, Shawn always showed an eagerness to learn and grow as a chef- even asking for a wok on his 10th birthday! This drive and passion to succeed only grew …

 

Meet the Chefs… Executive Chef Adrienne Wright of Deuxave and Boston Chops

Chef Adrienne earned her bachelor’s degree in culinary arts and culinary nutrition from Johnson & Wales in Providence, RI. Upon graduating, she secured a position working as a line cook at the critically acclaimed Arrows in Ogunquit Maine, then Radius in Boston. Within just one year on the line, she was promoted to Sous Chef where she worked alongside award-winning Chef Michael Schlow. In December of 2011, Chef Owner Chris Coombs recruited Chef Adrienne as Sous Chef for Deuxave. She is now managing the four kitchens of Boston Urban Hospitality as Executive Chef, developing menus and new dishes as …

 

Meet the Chefs… Kerry Levesque of Artisan Bistro

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With just over a decade of professional pastry experience,
including a degree from the Culinary Institute of America, Kerry Levesque has become one of the youngest
talents to helm The Ritz-Carlton, Boston’s hotel pastry program. In her role as
Pastry Supervisor at the hotel, she has elevated the pastry program to
widespread acclaim. According to the hotel’s Executive Chef Robert
Bruce, Kerry’s pastry department touches every area of the hotel,
from desserts in Artisan Bistro and Avery Bar, to seasonal ballroom buffets
with extravagant party stations, to creating highly personalized
and themed guest amenities. She’s also been the creative force behind the
hotel’s holiday pastry décor which is seen and …

 

What is Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy has been traditionally used as an “adjuvant” treatment in many patients with cancer—administered after surgery to kill microscopic tumor cells that remain in the body after surgical removal of the tumor. More recently, it has also come to be used in a “neoadjuvant” setting—to shrink tumors before they are surgically removed.

In some cases, neoadjuvant chemotherapy can make for better surgical options for a patient: It can turn an inoperable cancer into a treatable one by decreasing its size. In others, it can allow patients to become eligible for less-extensive forms of surgery than they otherwise might have required.

Oral chemotherapy …

 

A Prescription for Healthy Living: How Diet and Exercise Can Help Cancer Patients

A Prescription for Healthy Living: How Diet and Exercise Can Help Cancer Patients

A patient’s treatment plan for fighting cancer doesn’t stop at the hospital door. Adopting a healthy lifestyle, in terms of diet and exercise, is especially important for cancer patients in reducing stress, minimizing side effects, and boosting energy levels to power through treatment and recovery.
More than 93 million American adults could be counted as obese in 2016, according to the most recently available data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  “Obesity not only increases the risks of developing cancer; it also increases the risks of complications …

 

Metastatic Breast Cancer Survivor Thriving on Clinical Trial

A clinical trial at Dana-Farber has kept Sharon DeCosta’s stage IV metastatic breast cancer stabilized for three years, allowing her a full life of traveling and doting on her three young grandchildren, with a fourth due in December.
It may seem odd that DeCosta celebrates the anniversary of her diagnosis each year with a toast, until you realize the significance of the date.
“I found out I had cancer on April 27, 2015—my twenty-fifth wedding anniversary,” says DeCosta. “When the doctor told me I thought, ‘Wait a minute, I’m supposed to be on a beach somewhere sipping on a margarita, not hearing …

 

Zucchini Bread recipe from 2018 honoree Toni Berry

Every family has that one recipe that is famous to all of its members. That one recipe that is always the star of any family gathering no matter what the entrée is. A recipe passed down from generation to generation, while always staying the same. We are going to share one of those recipes with you now. For the family of Toni Berry that recipe is her famous zucchini bread, made from zucchinis from her garden. The recipe comes from Tom Berry, Toni’s son Culinary Director of COJE Management who has been a longtime participant in our event.

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Cape & Islands Bakes for Breast Cancer Research

Are you located in Cape & Islands and part of a restaurant, bakery, café, retail shop, online bakery, chocolate shop, ice cream shop, or supermarket, and love to bake or have a dessert to offer for a good cause? Would you love to help make some desserts to support breast cancer research? Join us, get involved, and participate in our Cape & Islands Bakes event to raise money for breast cancer research.
The Cape has a 20% higher rate of breast cancer than the national average, and we want this event to grow by leaps and bounds because we have …

 

Meet Stacy Mirabello, one of the Chefs of Sugar Rush 2017

 Chef Stacy Mirabello of Johnson & Wales University is one of  five of the extraordinary Pastry Chef’s taking part in Sugar Rush 2017 on Sunday, July 16 at 6:00 PM at the Rail Stop in Brighton.  Get your ticket on EventBrite and join us as we not only enjoy a 5-course dessert tasting but raise much needed money for breast cancer research.
Chef Stacy MirabelloJohnson & Wales University
Stacy Mirabello is an associate chef instructor for the International Baking and Pastry Institute at Johnson & Wales University. As a Boston native, she grew up appreciating food at a very young age. Upon …

 

Meet Shaun Velez, one of the Chefs of Sugar Rush 2017

Executive Pastry Chef Shaun of Deuxave is one of  five of the extraordinary Pastry Chef’s taking part in Sugar Rush 2017 on Sunday, July 16 at 6:00 PM at the Rail Stop in Brighton.  Get your ticket on EventBrite and join us as we not only enjoy a 5-course dessert tasting but raise much needed money for breast cancer research.
Executive Pastry Chef Shaun Velez of Deuxave Photo Andy Ryan
Executive Pastry Chef Shaun Velez was born and raised in Bronx, New York. Upon graduating from the prestigious French Culinary Institute in 2008, Chef Velez established his career in the award-winning kitchens …