Alaska Life

Photos: Cooking contest and a focus on wellness at Southcentral Foundation’s 21st Gathering

  • Author: Bob Hallinen
  • Updated: January 27
  • Published January 27
Riley Miears shows his missing teeth to tooth fairy Erica Schurosky during the Southcentral Foundation’s 21st Gathering at the Egan Center in downtown Anchorage, Alaska on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. Schurosky works as a dental assistant in the Valley for Southcentral. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Tanya Kashevarof, Chris Klabunde and Ileen Sylvester compete in the Chopped Alaska cooking competition during the Southcentral Foundation’s 21st Gathering at the Egan Center in downtown Anchorage, Alaska on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. Sylvester won the contest, taking home a “Golden Ulu.” The annual event promotes wellness and this year featured Chopped Alaska, a cooking contest with guest judge Irene Bedard, the voice of Pocahontas in the Disney movie “Pocahontas.” (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Tanya Kashevarof, Chris Klabunde and Ileen Sylvester compete in the Chopped Alaska cooking competition during the Southcentral Foundation’s 21st Gathering at the Egan Center in downtown Anchorage, Alaska on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. Sylvester won the contest, taking home a “Golden Ulu.” The annual event promotes wellness and this year featured Chopped Alaska, a cooking contest with guest judge Irene Bedard, the voice of Pocahontas in the Disney movie “Pocahontas.” (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Shirley Shugak, Liz Kosbruk, Lynne Constantine and Mariam VanFleet visit with Alaska Gov. Bill Walker at the Southcentral Foundation’s 21st Gathering at the Egan Center in downtown Anchorage, Alaska on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. The annual event promotes wellness. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Riley Miears shows his missing teeth to tooth fairy Erica Schurosky during the Southcentral Foundation’s 21st Gathering at the Egan Center in downtown Anchorage, Alaska on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. Schurosky works as a dental assistant in the Valley for Southcentral. The annual event promotes wellness and this year featured Chopped Alaska, a cooking contest with guest judge Irene Bedard, the voice of Pocahontas in the Disney movie Pocahontas. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Tanya Kashevarof, Ileen Sylvester and Chris Klabunde compete in the Chopped Alaska cooking competition during the Southcentral Foundation’s 21st Gathering at the Egan Center in downtown Anchorage, Alaska on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. Sylvester won the contest taking home a “Golden Ulu.” The annual event promotes wellness, and the Chopped Alaska contest featured guest judge Irene Bedard, the voice of Pocahontas in the animated Disney movie of the same name. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Ileen Sylvester puts her smoked salmon spread on Pilot Bread as she competes in the Chopped Alaska cooking competition during the Southcentral Foundation’s 21st Gathering at the Egan Center in downtown Anchorage, Alaska on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. Sylvester won the contest, taking home a “Golden Ulu”. The annual event promotes wellness and this year featured Chopped Alaska, a cooking contest with guest judge Irene Bedard, the voice of Pocahontas in the Disney movie Pocahontas. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Drake Fowler and grandmother Christy Demientieff watch the Chopped Alaska cooking competition during the Southcentral Foundation’s 21st Gathering at the Egan Center in downtown Anchorage, Alaska on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. The annual event promotes wellness and this year featured Chopped Alaska, a cooking contest with guest judge Irene Bedard, the voice of Pocahontas in the Disney movie Pocahontas. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Bernadette Michaud, Kahlan Michaud and mom Angela Michaud watch the Chopped Alaska cooking competition during the Southcentral Foundation’s 21st Gathering at the Egan Center in downtown Anchorage, Alaska on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Judge Jessica Stugelmayer samples Ileen Sylvester’s smoked salmon spread in the Chopped Alaska cooking competition during the Southcentral Foundation’s 21st Gathering at the Egan Center in downtown Anchorage, Alaska on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. Sylvester won the contest, taking home a “Golden Ulu.” (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Southcentral Foundation held its 21st Gathering at the Egan Center in downtown Anchorage, Alaska on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)

Southcentral Foundation held its 21st Gathering at the Egan Center in downtown Anchorage on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. The annual event promotes wellness and this year featured Chopped Alaska, a cooking contest with guest judge Irene Bedard, the voice of Pocahontas in the animated Disney movie of the same name.