Tomorrow, April 5th is the anniversary of the passing of another great friend, Robert “Chef Bob” Ponsi. Chef Bob will always be remembered by many of the Lake County School’s Culinary Arts Students. Bob would give his time to teach Baking & Pastry Arts to many of them. Chef Ponsi was the first Chef to join Chefs Helping Chefs in both Domestic and International training. Bob was instrumental in the starting the support to the Annual Navy’s Birthday Ball which we volunteered to go to Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC) Andros Island. It started out with Robert Ponsi, Tom See, and myself. We did this for 5 years and many others joined us. Matthew & Laura Stone Dennis, Marcus & Laura Herrington, Allyson Warner Roberts, Corrie Roberts, Chelsea Medley, Tarah Philotoff and others who supported us back in Lake County. I think 2010/11 was our last year doing this. I understand the Nora Galdiano and SYSCO Central Florida is providing the support.
Chef Bob Ponsi
Helena E. Osborne-Ponsi thank you for introducing Bob to us. Through that introduction, Bob was able to change so many lives. Bob is missed and loved by so many. I think about him often and could never thank him enough for all of his support. I know Bob is up in heaven looking over us.