Students at Guadalupe School and members of the Beehive Chef's Association team up to explore the world of creative cuisine.

Local chefs will prepare "A Taste of Utah," samples of their varied menu offerings, at a benefit Saturday, April 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel. Tickets are available through the school, 531-6100, and cost $50.Chefs involved in the fund-raising project are Mel Harward, The Country Club; Roget Cortello, Le Parisien; Max Mercier, Le Bistro; Marshall Fujita, Fort Douglas Country Club; Russ Barker, Alta Club; Jeff DeJong, Oak Ridge Country Club; Wade Eager, Embassy Suites; Mark Fitches, University of Utah Medical Center; James Martin, Granato's; Sid Robinson, Uncle Sid's; Kathy Wood, The Country Club; and Dave Wood, Doubletree Hotel.

In addition to the menu samples, each chef will auction his services to guests bidding for private dinner parties.

The Beehive Chef's Association is working in conjunction with the National Chef and A Child Foundation to help alleviate the effects of hunger and poor nutrition in the lives of America's children. According to George Hirsch, national chair, "Nutritional deprivation damages a child's physical, cognitive and intellectual performance during the early years, ultimately taking the worst toll in adult life. Unfortunately, those who are the least capable of avoiding these problems, children, are the ones who suffer the most."

Hirsch emphasized the commitment of chefs throughout the country to share their knowledge and creativity on behalf of disadvantaged children.