Drs. Ellen and Tip McKnight and Hal George raised funds toward their vision of creating an endowed scholarship honoring Chef Earl Peyroux. A former PJC culinary teacher, Earl’s legendary culinary talent and gift for teaching others to cook continues to live on through WSRE’s broadcast of past “Gourmet Cooking” shows. Forty guests attended the Earl Peyroux Experience at the McKnight’s home and raised over $23,100. Chef Gus Silivos demonstrated Chef Peyroux’s techniques on three of Peyroux’s signature dishes during a 30-minute presentation that mimicked Peyroux’s Gourmet Cooking segment. Guests sampled additional culinary delights featuring recipes from Chef Peyroux’s cookbooks.