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Cardie Mortimer Honored For Food Work As Culinary Hero


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If you were able to catch CBS2 News’ 9 a.m. segment yesterday, you would have seen a famiiar face: Cardie Mortimer.

Mortimer, pictured about with his wife Lynne Mortimer and reporter John Diaz, was being honored as CBS2 News’ first “Community Hero,” which recognizes people in our area for the way they enrich our community.

Mortimer, known in his culinary work as Chef Cardie, has previously been recognized by Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill with a citation from the 11th Congressional District for his work in Culinary Therapy, his cookbook “Keep on Cookin, ” whose proceeds go to the National Coalition for the Homeless. He is also a benefactor of the Church of the Holy Spirit Food Pantry in Verona, and serves on the Emeril Lagasse Foundation in New Orleans, where he is both a major donor and teacher for aspiring chefs.

You can catch the segment below:

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