Farmington Hills fire chief turns chef for charity

Farmington Hills Fire Chief Jon Unruh
Farmington Hills Fire Chief Jon Unruh (City of Farmington Hills)

Farmington Hills Fire Chief Jon Unruh will join with 20 other metro Detroit police and fire chiefs who will participate in the “Chiefs Cooking for Kids” charity event on Thursday, October 11, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center located at 3771 Woodward Avenue in Detroit.

The “Chiefs Cooking for Kids” event will benefit The Youth Connection and the AFPD (American Food and Petroleum Dealers) Foundation, two non-profit organizations that provide advocacy and support services for disadvantaged children and families in Detroit.

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Unruh will compete for the title of “Chief Chef” as he and other chiefs prepare recipes submitted by their peers. Guests are encouraged to enjoy multiple food stations, along with a silent auction and entertainment. Tickets may be purchased to cast a vote for the favorite chef in categories including Best Appetizer, Best Entrée, and Best Dessert. The coveted “Chief Chef” award will go to the Chief who has raised the most money through fundraising efforts and voting tickets.

Participants may show support for The Youth Connection and the AFPD Foundation by purchasing tickets to the event and/or donating to the cause at

Donation forms will also be available at Farmington Hills Fire Headquarters, 31455 W. 11 Mile Road. Be sure to check the box marked Chief Jon Unruh – Farmington Hills Fire Department.

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