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Phoenix Knife Fight raises funds for pursuit of service by The Singletons

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From left are Ken Arneson, Phoenix Knife Fight founder, and Jody Boyd, The Singletons executive director, last month when the check for proceeds was presented to the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. (File Photos/

Culinary battles raises funds for single-parent families with cancer

Staff Reports | Digital Free Press

The Singletons, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the needs of single-parent families battling cancer, is this year’s recipient of $5,000 raised during the eight-week Phoenix Knife Fight culinary and mixology competition.

Fueled by fire and hope, season No. 3 of the Phoenix Knife Fight, on behalf of The Singletons began on June 6 and concluded with the finals on Aug. 1, according to a press release.

Chef William “Tiny” Kenworthy

Competitors included Valley chefs and mixologists, joined by students from Mise en Place culinary academy. Of all this season’s talented competitors, William “Tiny” Kenworthy was awarded the Phoenix Knife Fight champion, the release states.

“It was incredibly fun and rewarding to participate in this culinary competition with my counterparts in the industry,” Chef Kenworthy said in a prepared statement. “To cook on behalf of The Singletons was a true gift.”

Proceeds from the competition help fund The Singletons Kitchen Program, which provides healthy and nutritious meal kits to Singletons families.

“We are grateful to be the recipient of the generous funds raised at this year’s Phoenix Knife Fight,” says Jody Boyd, founder and executive director of The Singletons. “We continue to grow the number of families served by The Singletons Kitchen Program, and this donation greatly helps our mission to promote time spent together as a family over a healthy family meal.”

The founders of The Phoenix Knife Fight have selected a different qualified nonprofit as the beneficiary each year since its inception, representatives of the effort report.

“We are honored to help spread awareness and facilitate support of The Singletons,” says Ken Arneson, Phoenix Knife Fight founder. “Thank you to each of our mighty competitors and to all who came out to enjoy the competition and help support The Singletons.”

Members of The Phoenix Knife Fight team and Mise en Place Culinary School.
(File Photos/
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