Celebrity Chef Raises Money for Paramus School Bus Crash Victims

Celebrity Chef Raises Money for Paramus School Bus Crash Victims

Bruce Kalman is enlisting his cast mates from "Top Chef" and other culinary friends to raise money in response to the May 17, 2018 field trip crash in New Jersey. YouTube/Child Check-Mate System Bruce Kalman is enlisting his cast mates from "Top Chef" and other culinary friends to raise money in response to the May 17, 2018 field trip crash in New Jersey.

A former contestant on Bravo's “Top Chef” is organizing a fundraiser next month to benefit students, teachers and families that were affected by last month’s fatal field trip crash, reports northjersey.com.

The May 17 crash hit close to home for Bruce Kalman, the owner and head chef for Los Angeles-based restaurants Union and Knead & Co. Pasta Bar. The chef is also from Paramus and attended East Brook Middle School, where the field trip originated, and he is also the father of a one year old.

A 10-year old student and a teacher were killed and others were injured when the bus driver attempted to make an illegal u-turn on Highway 80. The vehicle was struck by a dump truck, which completely sheared the bus body from its chassis.

Kalman called his chef friends, and 27 agreed to participate in the July 12 event at The Terrace at Biagio’s Ristorante in Paramus. Kalman will be joined by his castmates from “Top Chef,” as well as Adam Gertlier, owner of the Dog Haus franchises, John Tesar of Knife in Dallas and other local chefs.

All ticket proceeds will go to the Paramus Children’s Health Foundation.

Last modified onTuesday, 26 June 2018 16:36