Enjoy lunch with local community leaders as they cook for charity this summer at Copper Bell Cafe, 401 S Parsons Ave., in Brandon. The third annual Cooking for a Cause kicks off June 11 with guest chef state Rep. Rachel Burgin, R-Riverview, making chicken Parmesan. Proceeds from the day will go to Brandon Outreach. Then, on June 18 MaryEllen Elia, superintendent of Hillsborough County schools, will cook to raise funds for the Hillsborough Education Foundation. Jen Holloway, marketing director for Bright House Networks, will don her chef's hat June 25 on behalf of HARC (Helping Adults with Disabilities) and Tammy Bracewell, president of the Brandon Chamber of Commerce, will cook July 9 to benefit the YMCA. Tampa Bay Lightning coach Guy Boucher will finish off the summer when he heats up the skillet Aug. 25 at Copper Bell in Riverview, 11228 Boyette Road. To preorder a dish made by your favorite celebrity, for delivery or for more information, call the cafe at (813) 681-3354.
Sarah Whitman, Times staff writer