Sweet Desserts at Hyatt Regency Cambridge Hotel Help Raise “Dough” For Veterans

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The Boston area hotel hosts 5th annual Home Sweet Home, a dessert and wine tasting in the President’s Ballroom, as part of a partnership with Cool Cat Events

Hyatt Regency Cambridge overlooks the Boston skyline along the Charles River.

Our associates take pride in being able to give back to the community and we are thrilled to be supporting Home Base and the many veterans who have defended and fought for this country and our freedom.

Whether guests have a sweet tooth, a big heart or both, this year’s 5th annual Home Sweet Home dessert and wine tasting at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge is the hottest ticket in town. This tempting event takes place on Sunday, November 11, 2012 from 6:00-10:00 PM. The tasting benefits Home Base, a partnership between the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital. These organizations are dedicated to improving the lives of veterans who deployed in support of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan and live with deployment or combat related stress and/or traumatic brain injury.

Hosted by Billy Costa (NECN’s TV Diner), Home Sweet Home supports veterans by bringing together 20 of the best dessert chefs from Boston, Cambridge and surrounding areas in a battle for the best sweets. The Celebrity Judges for the 2012 Dessert Competition are: Jill Epstein (Host, Where to Eat and Drink Boston), Jordan Rich (WBZ Radio Host), Andrew Rimas (Editor, The Improper Bostonian), and Amy Traverso (Senior Lifestyle Editor at Yankee Magazine).

This tantalizing culinary event is hosted by Executive Chef, Robert Daugherty of Zephyr on the Charles at Hyatt Regency Cambridge. Chef Daugherty states, “It is an absolute pleasure to be hosting the 5th annual Home Sweet Home at Hyatt Regency Cambridge. Our associates take pride in being able to give back to the community and we are thrilled to be supporting Home Base and the many veterans who have defended and fought for this country and our freedom.”

Home Sweet Home will be an evening filled with delectable dishes, wine tastings, music by the Love Dogs, dinner, dancing raffles, auctions and much more! Since inception Home Sweet Home has brought in over $500,000 and last year’s event sold out early. Don’t miss the sweetest event of the year!

About Hyatt Regency Cambridge
Hyatt Regency Cambridge is an architecturally stunning hotel, featuring a 16-story atrium lobby with 470 contemporary guestrooms, including 11 suites, and 25,000 square feet of function/meeting space – many with spectacular views – indoor and outdoor. The 16th floor Charles View Ballroom, with 180-degree panoramic Boston and Charles River views remains a stunning and enviable venue making special events more memorable. The New England inspired restaurant, Zephyr on the Charles, is open for your choice of breakfast, lunch or dinner. Zephyr on the Charles also hosts the New England Seafood market every Friday night from 5:30-10PM featuring an all-you-can-eat raw bar and live jazz. Market on the Charles is a convenient grab-and-go outlet serving New England inspired fresh food items, fresh fruit, Starbucks® beverages, and much more.The hotel is minutes from Boston and Harvard Square, amongst major universities, hospitals, convention centers, and only five miles from Logan International Airport. Points of interest include nearby museums, shopping, dining, nightlife, sightseeing tours, Theatre District, Freedom Trail, Boston Public Garden, sports venues such as Fenway Park, TD Garden, and Gillette Stadium. For reservations or more information, call Hyatt Regency Cambridge at 617-492-1234 or please visit http://www.cambridge.hyatt.com

About the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program
The Home Base Program was created in 2009 to serve Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and families affected by combat or deployment-related stress and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) – the “invisible wounds of war.” The Home Base Program: provides clinical care and support services for service members, veterans and their families throughout New England; offers community education about the “invisible wounds of war” and the challenges facing military families; conducts research to improve the understanding and treatment of Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD) and TBI. It is estimated that one in three Iraq and Afghanistan veterans experience one or both of these injuries.

The Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program is a philanthropic partnership supported by donations. Home Base is generously supported in part by Welcome Back Veterans, an initiative of the McCormick Foundation and Major League Baseball. For more information please visit http://www.homebaseprogram.org.

About Cool Cat Events
Since 2008, over 250 students have volunteered or interned with Community Call d.b.a. Cool Cat Events. College and at-risk high school students are involved from event concept development through execution of an event plan including budgeting, marketing, and logistics. Our mission is to provide hands-on, academic enrichment for at-risk students in the Greater Boston area. Our objective is to help students improve their educational and personal pursuits by providing life skills and work values in an experiential education environment using the professional skills needed to produce and execute events as a tool for empowerment in their lives. Community Call, a nonprofit business, accomplishes this goal by building partnerships between local businesses, education centers, and nonprofits to provide a mutually beneficial relationship to improve business, education, and life in the community. For more information, please visit http://www.coolcatevents.com and http://www.communitycall.org

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