Three lucky RenWest residents recently got the opportunity of a lifetime to participate in a 3-hour private cooking, learning and dining experience with, esteemed Chef Daina Soto-Sellers at Charlotte’s most highly acclaimed cooking school, Johnson & Wales University. This opportunity was made possible by the generosity of an auction bidder who attended last year’s Renaissance Mentor’s event. Terry Shook won and shared this exciting experience with our RenWest residents. The budding home cooks prepared a healthy assortment of tapas, using the freshest ingredients, while gaining classical cooking techniques from one of the industry’s top chefs.

Our Mentor Event features a unique auction for attendees to bid on amazing experiences procured for themselves while paying-it-forward to our residents. This event supplies so much more than an opportunity to enjoy a one-of-a-kind charity event that affords the residents at RenWest access to social capital that changes lives — giving hope, motivation and the connection they need to find increasing success.