Chop Cancer - Supporting the Cancer Survivors Park Alliance


In a response to the COVID-19 safety recommendations, CHOP! Cancer culinary and fundraising competition team is rescheduling their cooking event to Friday, August 28th, 2020 at 6pm at the Embassy Suites at Verdae Boulevard in Greenville, SC.


“The well-being and health of our community is the number one priority. We are grateful to have such wonderful partners and participants who were happy to make these adjustments. It’s the right thing to do for all involved and we pray for the safety of our community and beyond.  We look forward to seeing our chefs, teams and supporters on August 28th!" - Kay Roper, CSPA Executive Director


****CSPA Programs suspended until further notice****


A communication with CHOP! Cancer details for August will be sent out as soon as plans are finalized.  All tickets will be honored at the rescheduled event.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact CSPA staff at info@cancersurvivorspark. org or 864-255-5010.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we thank you for your continued support of the Cancer Survivors Park Alliance.




Want a fun and unique way to help all those touched by cancer?

It's happening on Friday, August 28th at the Embassy Suites at Verdae. This amateur cooking competition, benefiting the Cancer Survivors Park Alliance, will feature 18 local celebrities and Upstate community leaders battling away on the stage - set up like a kitchen - and help CHOP Cancer! Their culinary creations – featuring cancer-fighting ingredients - will be judged by professional chefs and well-known faces – and you get a say in who wins through online voting!

This evening is sure to be unique, memorable, and absolutely entertaining!

LOCATION for the evening:  Embassy Suites on Verdae Blvd., 670 Verdae Blvd, Greenville, SC 29607.   NOTE - Parking is free

DRESS for the evening:  "snappy casual" - no coats, ties, or cocktail dresses required! Nice jeans are appropriate.

MENU for the evening:   NEW THIS YEAR - a plant based meal option!  All ticket holders will receive an email before the event to choose a plant based lasagna or a traditional chicken meal. The audience will have a specially prepared 3 course meal with a salad, entree and dessert.   You will eat your courses while the chefs simultaneously prepare their courses on stage for the judges.  The dessert this year is a surprise past CHOP! menu winner - healthy AND delicious. A full bar reception will be open during the evening with spirits, wine and non alcoholic beverages.

SCHEDULE for the evening:

6:00 p.m.    Cocktail reception
6:45 p.m.    Seating for dinner
7:00 p.m.    Welcome
7:05 p.m.    Invocation

7:10 p.m.    Cast introduction
7:30 p.m.    Starter Course competition and judging
8:00 p.m.    Main Course competition and judging
8:45 p.m.    Live Auction
9:15 p.m.    Dessert Course competition and judging
9:40 p.m.    Tallying of votes
9:50 p.m.    Awards presentation

Why we are cooking…

In support of the Cancer Survivors Park Alliance (CSPA) and the Cancer Survivors Park (CSP).  CSPA is a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to changing the way we live with cancer.  Our mission is to serve as a catalyst for collaborative activities that engage, educate, empower and enhance the lives of anyone touched by cancer and to ensure the sustainability of the CSP as the central venue for carrying out that mission.  CSP is the signature project of CSPA - a 6.8-acre park along the Swamp Rabbit Trail that will blend gathering spaces and natural walkways to provide a place of renewal and healing for anyone who visits. The park will include a pavilion, specialty gardens, and sculptural and educational elements along with numerous community programs. More information is available on the Cancer Survivors Park Alliance Web site.

How you can help…

1. First and foremost, vote! Vote for your favorite “chef” and help them climb the leaderboard BEFORE the cooking even begins. Each vote is only $10 – help us CHOP! Cancer by voting often.

2. Buy tickets to attend the event. Join us to watch our competitors do their thing! Enjoy dinner and cocktails while being thoroughly entertained by the battles in the kitchen. There will be special segments throughout the evening and a few surprises along the way so don’t miss it.

3. Sponsor CHOP! Cancer - there are a variety of ways to support the event through sponsorship.

4. Spread the word! Even if you can’t attend the event, you can make a difference by voting and by spreading the news. Please share this event through social media and include #CHOPCancerSC.

Questions? Call us at 864-255-5010 or email us today