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Kelowna man gets a special birthday surprise during COVID-19 with help from executive chef

Image Credit: FACEBOOK/Kevin Negoro

Although a Kelowna man's parents couldn't make it to the city during the COVID-19 pandemic, they found a way to make his day special with the help of an executive chef.

Alice McKee and her husband couldn’t make it to her son Sean McKee's 41st birthday since they live in Edgewood, but after reading an Infotel article about chef Kevin Negoro and his ability to make and deliver meals, she thought she could use Negoro’s help for a birthday surprise.

READ MORE: Kelowna chef making and delivering meals to those who can't cook for themselves

Her son has Parkinson’s disease, which limits his daily movement in the kitchen, she said via email.

Negoro is an executive chef at Deli City Catering. Since he’s not working during the pandemic, Negoro decided to put his skills to use. He’s been making and delivering meals for people in need, asking for only a donation of what they can afford in return.

On Saturday night, the meal was delivered to Sean, complete with a birthday cake and a Canucks hockey jersey as a special surprise.

“He said that he was turning 41 but he felt like he was turning 25,” Negoro said.

Negoro can be contacted via email at or at 778-821-1833.


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