Five days, five clues: Guess the celebrity chef!

March 23, 2012

GalaContestPhotoLACEY, WASHINGTON — Last year, it was Mario Batali. This year, it will be...?

Saint Martin’s University cordially invites all “foodies” to try their luck at answering this question for a chance to meet the 2012 Saint Martin’s Gala Celebrity Chef.

Last November, chef Mario Batali cooked up an evening of epicurean adventure for Saint Martin’s annual Gala, a record-breaking event that generated more than $600,000 in support to student scholarships. This year’s celebrity chef will continue the gourmet streak at Saint Martin’s, headlining the annual black-tie affair at Marcus Pavilion on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012.

Running exclusively on Twitter, the Guess the Celebrity Chef Contest will consist of five days of clues about the chef’s identity. All correct answers will be entered into a drawing, and the winner will receive two tickets to an invitation-only reception with the chef on Nov. 3. 

The guidelines for the contest are simple: 

1) Follow Saint Martin’s on Twitter @smunews
2) Watch for one clue per day, March 26 through March 30, available only on Twitter
3) Tweet us your guess

One guess per day per Twitter account. Winner will be picked at random from all correct guesses and will be notified the week of April 2.  

Saint Martin’s will announce the celebrity chef for its 2012 Gala on Saturday, March 31, the day of the Capital Food and Wine Festival, hosted by Saint Martin’s Alumni Association. 

For more information about the 2012 Gala, visit

Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, coeducational university located on a 380-acre wooded campus in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 14 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 21 majors and six graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes 1,250 students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its main campus, and 650 more to its extension campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Everett College, Centralia College and Tacoma Community College. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at

For additional information:

Jennifer Fellinger
Vice president of marketing and communications
Saint Martin’s University

Sarah Holdener
Director of community relations and event management
Office of Marketing and Communications
Saint Martin’s University