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Published December 20th 2018
A Holiday Dinner Celebration to Honor the US Navy
December 28, 2018, New London Naval Base, Groton, CT

December 16, 2018, Groton, CT:  On December 28th the New London Naval Base will be visited by a fleet of talented chefs who have come together to say Thank You For Your Service, the best way they know how; by preparing a  BBQ Extravaganza! This holiday celebration is the brainchild of Chef Plum (Restaurant Road Trip, Food Network, Hallmark Channel) who has gathered his fellow chef friends to create a scrumptious and entertaining “chow time” event for the men and women who serve our country. 
The Chefs will spend the day cooking for 400 people in a submarine galley training facility side by side with the Navy Base’s service men and women, where they will share cooking techniques, BBQ skills, and more. The day will culminate with a live broadcast of “Plumluvfoods Live” a top Itunes radio/podcast hosted by Chef Plum, to spotlight the event and talk about the experience of cooking with the US Navy. In addition, a camera crew from “Only Good TV” will be on hand to document the day for Chef Plum’s brand new show, “Random Acts of Cooking.”    
“Great things happen when people come together – and coming together during this holiday season to honor our military men and women, is a joy,” beams Chef Plum, “  And to have such a talented and enthusiastic group of culinary professionals to not only contribute to the event, but to do so with such heart and enthusiasm, is so very special.”
The event will also feature great music by Jonny DebitFaraz Sabir, and a special performance from CT's own American Idol winner Nick Fradiani.
Chef & Crew 
Chef Plum: Host of “Random Acts of Cooking”, “Pumluvfoods live” and 25-year food industry veteran
Chef Jeff Purrazzi: The Fork King Chef - A Private Chef and Chef Philanthropist
Pit Master “Grill Momma” Melissa Reome: BBQ social media icon
Chef Michele Ragussis: Food Network regular, New England food expert
Chef Rob Prado: Private Chef and 25-year industry veteran, Co-Host of “Plumluvfoods”
Chef Dave Bortnem: Lead Line Chef at “Tuscany” Mohegan Sun CT, Co-Host of “Plumluvfoods”
Chef Dan Monroe: Army Veteran and Chef of the “Pantry” in Fairfield CT, The CT chefs Challenge Champion.
Plumluvfoods Live
Plum Luv Foods live is the Number One digital audio live food talk show heard live on Spreaker podcast radio, Stitcher radio, Iheart radio and many more, heard on Monday nights at 10 PM and archived to Podcast available everywhere. Plum Luv Foods Live is hosted by culinary professional and TV personality Chef Plum. Chef Plum is the host of “Edible on the Road” for Edible Magazine and CT’s popular “Restaurant Road Trip” series, and was the host of the nationally syndicated “All Recipes” segments on Hallmark channel's “ Better show”, which has produced 150 episodes to date, featuring guests such as; Troy Johnson, Chef Beau MacMillan, Stevie Brown (NY Giants), Youtube sensations Dj BBQ, Buck Hollywood, Guy Fieri, Emmy award-winning comedian Paul Mercurio, and many more.
Random Acts of Cooking  (Only Good TV)                                                                  
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Navy Submarine Base New London
Naval Submarine Base New London is the United States Navy's primary East Coast submarine base, also known as the "Home of the Submarine Force".
1 Crystal Lake Rd, Groton, CT 06340