Surgeons vs. Chefs 2014

Surgeons from Tucson Orthopaedic Institute joined Tucson Medical Center and Embassy Suites Tucson – Paloma Village for their 5th annual ‘Surgeons vs. Chefs’ Pumpkin Carving Contest to raise money for TMC for Children, Children’s Miracle Network.

Surgeons and chefs from local restaurants carved pumpkins in front of 200 attendees.

The night’s proceeds totaled over $12,000 from raffles and pumpkin auctions which is the most amount raised in the event’s history!

Attendees also voted for their favorite pumpkins in the following categories: Best Overall Pumpkin, Best Overall Surgeon, Best Overall Chef, Most Creative Pumpkin, Ugliest Pumpkin, and Scariest Pumpkin.

Check out how all the participating physicians carved their pumpkins and see who won each category.

Surgeons vs. Chefs 2014 - Braunstein

  Surgeons vs. Chefs 2014 - Braunstein (pumpkin)

  A. Mark Braunstein, MD Cookie Monster
 Surgeons vs. Chefs 2014 - Curtin
  Stephen L. Curtin, MD Too Much Candy!
 Surgeons vs. Chefs 2014 - Goode Surgeons vs. Chefs 2014 - Goode (pumpkin)
  Joel R. Goode, MD Warty
Surgeons vs. Chefs 2014 - Hanks Surgeons vs. Chefs 2014 - Hanks (pumpkin)
Stephen E. Hanks, MD Mummy
Surgeons vs. Chefs 2014 - Stevens Surgeon vs. Chef 2014 - Stevens (pumpkin)
  Chris G. Stevens, MD U of A
Surgeons vs. Chefs 2014 - Wild Surgeon vs. Chef 2014 - Wild (pumpkin)
 John J. Wild, Jr., MD


The winning pumpkins were voted for by attendees. The six winners by category are:

Best Overall Surgeon: Chris Stevens, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon
Surgeons vs. Chefs 2014 - Stevens (pumpkin)

Most Creative: Alex and Ezra, Embassy Suites
Surgeons vs. Chefs 2014   Most Creative

Best Overall Chef: Ken Harvey, Loews Ventana Canyon
Surgeons vs. Chefs 2014   Best Chef

Ugliest: Stephen Curtin, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon

Scariest: Alber Hal, Acacia Fine Foods and Cocktails

Best Overall Pumpkin: Jan Osipowicz, Hilton El Conquistador