Friday Mar 02 2012 comments Celebrity Chefs event raises funds for soldier program -A +A Buy This Photo Now Auburn Fire Chief Mark D?Ambrogi served Firehouse Pasta alongside Tony D?Ambrogi at Thursday?s Celebrity Chefs fundraiser in Auburn. Samantha Slade, who earned the title West Coast Regional Talent Celebrity for her singing, attended Celebrity Chefs Thursday with her dad, Brian. The Celebrity Chefs Community Service fundraiser crowd filled up the Placer Building at Auburn?s Gold Country Fairgrounds Thursday evening. The event, hosted by the Auburn 49er Lions Club, has been held for 26 years. Steven Lease served alongside Mike Metzner and Chris and Michelle Foreman, representing the Auburn Police Department, at the Celebrity Chefs at Thursday?s fundraiser in Auburn. This year?s celebrity chefs waited for attendees to stop by and sample their specialty food. Betty and Monroe DeJarnette enjoy the food at Thursday night?s Celebrity Chefs Community Service fundraiser hosted by the Auburn 49er Lions Club. This year?s event raised money for the Forgotten Soldier Program. Sugar Plump Fairy Diana Westin served cupcakes alongside Auburn Realtor Carolyn Metzker?s ?Savory Chicken Salad? at Thursday?s Celebrity Chefs fundraiser. Auburn Recreation District Board Director Gordon Ainsleigh, ARD Administrator Kahl Muscott and Auburn City Councilman Kevin Hanley show off some of the food served at Thursday?s Celebrity Chefs fundraiser. Placer High School Music Boosters Teresa Guevel and Debby Espenson serve up Greek dolmades at this year?s Celebrity Chefs fundraiser. Derek Ledda and Yvetta Nonato were visiting Lions members from a club in Sacramento at Thursday?s Celebrity Chefs fundraiser in Auburn. They served alongside Jeannie Latimer and Patricia Nunes of the Placer-Nevada Cattlewomen. Erik and Phyllis Wendelboe, representing Relay for Life, served chicken with olives alongside Honey Cowan of C-Horse Ranch at Thursday?s Celebrity Chefs fundraiser in Auburn. Former Journal Publisher Bill Pfaff has been serving at the Celebrity Chefs fundraiser since the event?s start 26 years ago. The 94-year-old served up lasagna to guests Thursday night. From left, Sandy Carlson, Chris Brower and Krisanne Burge, are members of the Assistance League of Greater Placer and attended Thursday?s Celebrity Chefs fundraiser. From left Leslie Maita, Steve Galyardt of Farmers Insurance, Lori Heitz and Kim Hemmer, both with the Kiwanis Club of Auburn, take a break from serving at this year?s Celebrity Chefs fundraiser.