Chicago’s Top Chefs Gather To Fight Cerebral Palsy

Team Prosecco parties for a good cause


For the past 20 years, United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Greater Chicago has been helping those in need. Now it’s time to give back. As I’ve been talking about all week, if you haven’t already picked a charity that means something to you (I typically only focus on food-related events, with food-related causes, such as Meals on Wheels and Share Our Strength), you should really come out to the Sheraton Hotel & Towers next Tuesday, June 5. I’ll be there, along with 50 of the region’s top chefs, helping to create life without limits for people with disabilities.

Jared Van Camp (Old Town Social, Nellcôte) leads the group of chefs this year, participating in a unique VIP experience at the event. Here are the details, click on “tickets” below for more information.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
301 East North Water Street, Chicago

 5 p.m.–6 p.m.
Cocktail reception, Promenade
Offering “Find Dining” restaurant gift certificates to benefit UCP

 6 p.m.–9 p.m.
Tastings of signature dishes from Chicago’s star chefs
Plus a live auction led by acclaimed charity auctioneer Jim Miller

 A hotly contested cook-off between Jared Van Camp of Nellcôte and Chris Pandel of The Bristol for our VIP guests
With a special appearance by ABC7 food reporter Steve Dolinsky


VIP — $500 per person, $5,000 per table of 10
Ringside seats for the cook-off between headliner Jared Van Camp of Nellcôte and
Chris Pandel of The Bristol plus champagne pairings hosted by sommelier Jason Wagner of the new RM Champagne Salon
Preferred seating for tastings, bottle service at the table and open bar


Reserved Seating — $175 per person: Unlimited chef offerings and open bar


General Admission — $125 per person: Unlimited chef offerings and open bar
All but $20 of the ticket price is tax-deductible.
Proceeds benefit the children and adults served by United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Chicago.
Call 312-765-0419, ext.21 for more information.


One of the chefs participating this year – Cleetus Friedman of City Provisions – joined me on the air yesterday at ABC 7 to show what he’s going to be making at the event:


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