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Curry Clash 2023 was a great success!

Our 9th annual Curry Clash fundraiser brought in a record breaking $70,000+ in support for the Asian Center’s programs. 23 local chefs were featured, sharing their curry-inspired creations with 400 guests. 36 businesses and households showed their support through sponsorships. Over 120 Kind Neighbor Society donors were recognized for their partnership.

We are so very thankful for our chefs, who donate their time and talents to make this incredible foodie event possible! And grateful to our sponsors for their faithful support of the Asian Center’s mission!

Shout out to our Curry Clash 2023 Chef winners!

Best Restaurant: Hub Cafe

Best Chef: Ike Somanas

Best Amateur: Ruth Ikka

Best Beverage: Milkweed Kitchen

Best Dessert: Ivanna Cone

People's Choice Award: Ike Somanas

As more New Americans settle in Lincoln, the Asian Center will continue to welcome immigrants and refugees to our community providing essential services and health advocacy, opening doors for educational and employment opportunities, celebrating diversity, and helping newcomers build home in Lincoln. Thank you to EVERYONE who contributes to make this important work possible!

Curry Clash 2023 Sponsors

Panang Sponsors
Nebco Duncan Aviation
Korma Sponsors
ALLO Heartland Optical
Pinnacle Bank Eagle Printing & Sign
First Interstate Bank
Masala Sponsors
CHI Health Foundation Sampson Construction
Union Bank & Trust Bryan Health
Ameritas Mapes
Sinclair Hille Montooth-Meiklejohn Family
Jennifer & Brian Cintani
Spicy Sponsors
Riggs & Associates Nelnet
Inspro Marti Lee
Bennie Shobe & Kate Heltzel
Sweet Sponsors
Apthorpe Atlas: Lincoln
Chesterman Coca-Cola Partners for Insightful Evaluation
Art & Chris Zygielbaum Dai Shizuka & Alice Kang
DHS Consulting Erin Dobesh
Jane Raybould Jim & Georgianne Mastera
Karen Helmberger Kelen-Bloom Family
Lisa & Russ Guill Lois Baldwin
Rosemary & Fred Ohles