MAY 24, 2022

HFM Ruby Connection: Cooking Demonstration with Chef Mike

Join HFM’s women’s group, the Ruby Connection, at 7-8pm on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Adult women in the bleeding disorders community come together for online social experiences that include an educational speaker or activity and connection with other women in the community. The group is open to women affected with a bleeding disorder or involved in the bleeding disorder community. 


TOPIC: Cooking Demonstration with Chef Mike
Cook along or watch and cook later!

Mike Hargett
Mike is a professional chef, double transplant recipient, and person with hemophilia who lives by the mantra that his conditions don’t define him; he defines them. Growing up helping in the family-owned deli (which sparked his lifelong passion for cooking), Mike trained at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Portland and completed an externship at the Ritz Carlton in Maui which led to a variety of restaurant cooking opportunities. Currently, he works as a personal chef in the Pacific Northwest, but, more recently, Mike has gained fame within the bleeding disorder and transplant communities as a cooking demonstrator. In online sessions, Mike shares his enthusiasm for cooking and his “zest” for life as he elevates ordinary household ingredients into savory, restaurant-enviable meals in these interactive events. This experience has inspired Mike to set up his own non-profit where he helps persons with chronic conditions overcome the challenges of planning and preparing meals on their own. As the world’s first person with hemophilia to receive a heart and a kidney transplant, Mike’s positive attitude, good-humored personality, passion for cooking, and perseverance embody his spirit of “cooking with heart.”


HFM is happy to treat attendees to dinner during this educational program. Funds can also be used to purchase menu ingredients. 
Order carryout or delivery and send a photo of your itemized receipt to Laura at You will be reimbursed for your meal (up to $30 per family). Please note that we are unable to reimburse alcohol purchases.


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