When our friends at Starkey created their foundation to give away 1,000,000 hearing aids in ten years, they knew the challenges would require a vision and focused determination to succeed. To fund this enormous challenge, they decided to create an event to honor A-list celebrities from sports, music, film and television, world leaders and the captains of industry for their work in serving humanity.
Create an event and an environment where these A-list attendees would be comfortable, and provide the level of service and culinary expertise to ensure these guests would recognize their foundation as something they could support on an ongoing basis.
MHC Culinary Group created a partnership wherein they provide exclusive catering service to both Starkey Foundation and Starkey Laboratories. The service is more than just a vendor relationship; MHC Culinary provides catering resources that anticipates their needs for the entire event schedule, at multiple locations.
To date, Starkey Hearing Foundation has provided more than 750,000 hearing aids to people of all ages in 146 countries, on six continents. Along the way, we have catered nearly 300 events, serving nearly 25,000 people. The Gala continues to draw A-list celebrities, including special performances by Elton John, Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks, and John Cougar Mellencamp and emcees like Billy Crystal, Robin Williams and Jay Leno.