On Saturday, September 18, Chef Pietro held his first ever fundraising dinner to help the Gatineau Health Foundation invest in new medical equipment for our local hospitals administrated by the CISSS de l’Outaouais. As the new owner of Le Forum restaurant, he decided to get involved for the community, seeing philanthropy as a way for him to honour the memory of his daughter, Josie Anselmo, who died in 1992 when she was only 4 years old.
I would like to thank everyone who participated in the event, as well as my employees, the people who support me, my wife, Gino Milito and my long-time friends Karen and Colin Latreille, with special thanks to Frank Bentivoglio and Joe Sabusco.
-Pietro Anselmo, owner and head chef
Following this first event’s success, Mr. Anselmo invites everyone who wants to contribute to the fight against breast cancer to his upcoming “Land & Sea”-themed benefit dinner, which will take place on October 23.
Tickets are $100 each and you can contact the Foundation or Le Forum restaurant (819-246-6446) to reserve your place.