Oakland celebrity chefs compete to help children with special needs

Chef Derik Watson has a warm place in his heart — and his stove — for the Friendship Circle. That’s why he, amid a trio of Oakland County culinary professionals, will share his culinary skills to help children with special needs in a Celebrity Chef event.Three local chefs will cook up something special at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, at the Farber Soul Center and Soul Café in West Bloomfield Township. Proceeds will benefit Friendship Circle of Michigan, an organization that provides programs and services to individuals with special needs and their families.

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