Chef Ludovic Bezy of Michele's at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino founded the Chefs Fight for Your Heart event, which raises money for the American Heart Association.

Cooking is one of Ludovic Bezy’s passions. He gets to feed that passion as he prepare fabulous meals almost every day with his team at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino.

The chef has another passion. He wants people to eat heart healthy.

With that in mind, he launched a community event that brings other chefs together each year to help with an important cause. The event is Chefs Fight for Your Heart.

What is the Chefs Fight for Your Heart event?

Chefs Fight for Your Heart is an annual chef competition where we raise money for the American Heart Association. This year’s event is Nov. 8 at Harrington Raceway and Casino.

(Chef Ludovic works with his wife, Anita Wheeler-Bezy in planning this event to raise money and awareness about good heart health.)

Besides cooking and the planning the Fight for Your Heart event, how else do your spend your time?

I am a painter, an artist, oil on canvas. I’m working on a second motivational cookbook. I want to change how people eat and change their food choices.

And when you’re in the kitchen at Michele’s, what are some of the dishes you and team prepare?

We serve high quality steaks and seafood. I like to prepare a nice strip steak, 14 ounces. I love the fresh seafood that we get like sea bass. People really love the sea bass.

MORE ABOUT CHEF BEZY

OCCUPATION Head chef and manager of Michele’s at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino

TRAINING French trained chef

COMMUNITY IMPACT Started “Chefs Fight for Your Heart”