Hilton Chef Wins Competition Benefiting Homeless And Hungry In Vancouver Washington

Chef Troy Lucio's soup wins "Golden Ladle", earns new title

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October 14, 2014

VANCOUVER, Wash. - Hilton Vancouver Washington's Executive Chef Troy Lucio has been honored with the "Golden Ladle" award and a new title "Soup-er Chef" by local nonprofit SHARE.

"This award and recognition is particularly meaningful because it represents not only the talents and expertise of Executive Chef Troy Lucio, but also our ongoing commitment to supporting local nonprofits and helping our most vulnerable community members" says Eric Walters, Hilton Vancouver Washington's general manager.

Since opening in 2005, Hilton Vancouver Washington's employees have volunteered monthly with SHARE to provide and serve meals at Share House. Annually, team members participate in over 500+ hours of community volunteer service with multiple nonprofits in Clark County. This includes competitions that raise money for local agencies.

"We would not be able to provide the services that we do if not for volunteers like the Hilton Vancouver Washington team members who donate their time, energy and ability." - Kim Hash, executive director at SHARE.

The annual soup competition draws close to 600 attendees and includes local chefs from businesses and restaurants within the community. Winners are voted on and decided by attendees of the event.

This is Chef's third win at the annual soup competition and fourth win overall at fundraisers benefiting SHARE. In 2013 his chili was voted "Judge's Favorite" in the annual fundraiser "Fire in the Park" chili cook-off competition. Lucio is Executive Sous Chef at Gray's at the Park in the hotel and the Convention Center, overseeing all banquets and catered events.

SHARE is a nonprofit organization serving hungry and homeless in Clark County by providing food, shelter, housing, education, advocacy and compassion through the strength of our community.

Media can access additional information about Hilton Vancouver Washington at: www.vancouverwashington.hilton.com

Contact

Christie Rust
Hilton Vancouver Washington
+1 360 828 4310
christie.rust@hilton.com

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