Michiana Family YMCA

For Youth Development
For Healthy Living
For Social Responsibility

For the seventh year in a row, the Greatest Chefs of Michiana fundraiser and gala will raise money to help the Y provide programs and services local individuals and families. Some of the best restaurants in Michiana have paired up with local celebrities to create a new dish that can be tasted at each restaurant during the month of February and then at our Greatest Chefs of Michiana Gala on February 25 at the Century Center. We invite you to visit the restaurants and/or attend the event to try the dish and vote for your favorite.

Please help us make a difference

Cast your $37 vote at greatestchefsofmichiana.org for your favorite restaurant/celebrity team (and dish, of course!). You can cast as many votes as you like for any - or all - of our teams. Voting ends at 10pm on February 25.

Each vote will help us provide programs such as LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, Summer Learning Loss Prevention, Michiana Swims and scholarships for YMCA Camp Eberhart. 

Our Teams
Café Navarre
Chef Kurt Janowsky Celebrity
Dr. Robin Zon
Simonini Gourmet
Chef Joe Vasta
Celebrity John Miller
Cinco 5 International
Chef Juan Duran
Celebrity Mackie and Miles, B100
Sweet Treats Food Truck
Chef Rocio Sheyko
Celebrity LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Staff
Copper Rock Steakhouse
Chef Craig Lewkowitz
Celebrity Joe Hart
Chef Tony Nafrady
Celebrity Carl Tiedemann
Mango Cafe
Chef Guillermo Mendez
Celebrity Jim Seitz
Uptown Kitchen
Chef Jonathan
Lutz Celebrity Brett Hummer
Morgan’s and Little Black Dog Tavern
Chef Brian Kehm
Celebrity Marianne Corr
YMCA Camp Eberhart
Chef Heather Miller
Celebrity Sarah Petty
Render Kitchen and Bar
Chef Eammon McParland
Celebrity Tim Firestone


Greatest Chefs of Michiana
February 25, 2017
Century Center

10-top: $2,500
6-top: $1,000

Individual Tickets

Sponsorships are also available. Please contact Nikole Constas at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 574.287.9622 for more information. 

Purchase tickets, tables or place a vote at greatestchefsofmichiana.org.  

Now that we’ve been operating two facilities in Michiana for several months, we will be changing the name of our South Bend branch from the Michiana Family YMCA to the Riverview Family YMCA. We are doing this to distinguish the specific branch name from the overall association name of YMCA of Michiana, which applies to both locations.

Throughout January, you will see us update our South Bend branch signage and materials such as our group exercise schedule. Our website address will remain www.michianaymca.org, and we will be updating content on the website throughout the month. Our Facebook page name will not change. The branch name on our mobile app will change automatically, and we will send a text notification through the app once that is complete.

Any bank or credit card transactions on your account will continue to appear as YMCA of Michiana.

The Edison Lakes Family YMCA name will remain as is. Starting in February, you will see Riverview Family YMCA the official new name for our South Bend location.

January 14
8:00am - 12:00pm
Michiana Family YMCA 

Spice up your winter fitness routine at this free event showcasing new moves and music for BODYPUMP, RPM, BODYCOMBAT, BODYVIVE, and BODYFLOW. BRING YOUR FRIENDS!

Any member who brings a non-member guest, you’ll get a workout towel as a gift. Plus, if your guest joins that day, they will pay no joining fee - a savings of up to $50. and you’ll receive a long-sleeve performance pull over.

PLEASE NOTE: Non-member guests must bring photo ID. Free childwatch will be available throughout the morning.


8:15am: BODYPUMP
8:30am: RPM
9:45am: BODYVIVE
10:20am: BODYPUMP
10:30am: RPM
11:15am: BODYFLOW

The Y is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay.
Read more about our financial assistance.