Anna Jaques Hospital Aid Association will host an event of top chefs

The Anna Jaques Hospital Aid Association will hold its annual Great Chefs event between April 4-14, giving locals the chance to explore some of the best restaurants in the greater Newburyport area.

Attendees purchase a ticket for $60 and the voucher can be redeemed for a two- or three-course meal that the 14 participating restaurants have developed exclusively for the Great Chefs event. Guests can dip fried pickles in chipotle aioli at American BBQ at Rowley, dine on veal marsala at Amesbury’s Ristorante Molise or indulge in chocolate mousse at Newburyport’s Loretta. Full menus are available online.

Customers can dine in or take out. Half of the voucher proceeds go directly to the local restaurant and the other half supports Anna Jaques Hospital, a 119-bed nonprofit community hospital serving the Merrimack Valley, North Shore and Southern New Hampshire. Vouchers must be used during event dates.

Supporters can also choose to donate a meal to frontline healthcare workers at Anna Jaques Hospital who have helped keep the community safe during the pandemic. Interested hospital employees will participate in a raffle to receive a free voucher.

Participating restaurants include:

Amesbury: Barking Dog, Blue Moon, Phat Cats Bistro and Ristorante Molise
Salisbury: Capri Seaside Italian Cuisine and Seaglass Restaurant
Newburyport: Brine, Loretta, Metzy’s Cantina, Michael’s Harbourside, Mission Oak Grill, Oregano Pizzeria & Ristorante and Sea Level Oyster Bar
Rowley: The American BBQ

“The Great Chefs event is a fun and relaxed way to try one of the many wonderful restaurants in our area and support them at a time when many restaurants are struggling,” said Sheryl Blair, President of Great Chefs. . “It’s wonderful to see the community come together to support our healthcare workers as well as our restaurants.”

“We appreciate all the wonderful sponsors supporting this event. We are very grateful for their contributions to help make this event a huge success year after year,” said Mary Ann Abbott, Chair of the Anna Jaques Hospital Aid Association Board of Directors.

The Great Chefs event also includes an online auction which will include items such as mystery bags, a weekend at the Beauport Gloucester Hotel, a chocolate making class, tickets to a Yankee Homecoming Fireworks dinner and many other items.

There’s also a raffle for a $5,000 travel voucher to use for an exciting vacation. Please contact Mary Ann Abbott at [email protected] to purchase a ticket. Tickets are $50 each and a limited number will be sold.

We thank our main sponsors Beth Israel Lahey Health and BankProv as well as other event sponsors including People’s United Bank, Institution for Savings, The Newburyport Bank, ICL Autos and Honda North, and Salem Five.

To learn more or to purchase tickets, visit

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