Chefs and mixologists from a selection of the best restaurants in Chicago and beyond are participating.
Meals on Wheels Chicago (MOWC) is pleased to announce the complete chef and mixologist line-up for the 2014 Celebrity Chef Ball, Chicago’s premier culinary event to be held on Friday, November 7 at Morgan Manufacturing (401 N. Morgan, Chicago):
VIP Chef’s Table:
Matthew Accarrino (SPQR-San Francisco), Greg Biggers (Café des Architectes), Christine Cikowski (Sunday Dinner Club), Federico Comacchio (Coco Pazzo), Shae Daher (Nightwood), David DiGregorio (Osteria Via Stato), Paul Fehribach (Big Jones), Dirk Flannigan (Il Coniglio), Phillip Foss (EL Ideas), Jason French (Ned Ludd-Portland, OR), Michael Garbin (Union League Club of Chicago), Cosmo Goss (The Publican), Scott Green (Travelle), Nicole Guini (Spiaggia), Jason Hammel (Lula Café), Perry Hendrix (Blackbird, Avec), Kevin Hickey (Bottlefork), Andrew Hoelscher (Pure Kitchen Catering), Edward Kim (Ruxbin, Mott Street), David Koelling (Strategic Dining Services), Joshua Kulp (Sunday Dinner Club), Thomas Lents (Sixteen at Trump Tower Chicago), Chris Macchia (The Florentine), John Manion (La Sirena Clandestina), Jeffrey Mauro (JAM Restaurant), Ryan McCaskey (Acadia), Cory Morris (Mercat a la Planxa), Leigh Omilinsky (Café des Architectes), Chris Pandel (The Bristol, Balena), Nicole Pederson (Found), Tony Priolo (Piccolo Sogno, Piccolo Sogno Due), Amanda Rockman (Nico Osteria), Phil Rubino (Cicchetti), Zoë Schor (Ada Street), Giuseppe Scurato (Ceres’ Table), Patrick Sheerin (Trenchermen), Heather Terhune (Sable Kitchen & Bar), Tom Van Lente (TWO Restaurant and Bar), Jason Vincent, Paul Virant (Perennial Virant, Vie, Vistro), Scott Walton (Howells & Hood), and Andrew Zimmerman (Sepia).
Chef’s Tasting Party:
Rodelio Aglibot (Yum Cha, e+o Food and Drink), Ron Aleman (Sophie’s at Saks Fifth Avenue), Tanya Baker (The Boarding House), Peter Coenen (The Monarch), Abraham Conlon (Fat Rice), Luca Corazzina (312 Chicago), Craig Couper (Michael Jordan’s Steak House Chicago), Chris Davies (Homestead on the Roof), Jess DeGuzman (Sunda), JP Doiron (CH Distillery & Cocktail Bar), Francisco Dominguez (Eleven City Diner), Amanda Downing (Rockit Bar & Grill, Rockit Burger Bar), David Dworshak (Takito Kitchen, Bar Takito), Gregory Elliott (CURRENT), Jo-Marie Frigo (Nonna Santi’s Biscotti), Mindy Gohr (Bittersweet Pastry Shop), Kurt Guzowski (Tête Charcuterie), Joey Hejtmanek (Big Star), Stephanie Izard (Girl & the Goat, Little Goat Diner), Brian Jupiter (The Frontier), Bill Kim (BellyQ, Belly Shack, Urban Belly), Martin Knaubert (deca Restaurant + Bar), Nick LaCasse (mfk), Gregory Laketek (West Loop Salumi), Sarah Lieb (Starfruit Café), Aaron Lirette (Celeste), Adrienne Lo (Fat Rice), John McLean (Burger Bar, Sono Wood Fired), Matthias Merges (Yusho, A10), Tory Miller (L’Etoile Restaurant, Graze- Madison, WI), Sarah Mispagel (Nightwood), Jessie Oloroso (Black Dog Gelato), Dan Pancake (Autre Monde), Beth Partridge (Autre Monde), Michael Dean Reynolds (Bread & Wine), Thomas Rice (Tête Charcuterie), Dan Smith (Spritz Burger), Kristine Subido (Pecking Order), Chris Teixeira (Homestead on the Roof), Guillermo Tellez (Mercadito Fish), Jean Tippenhauer (Fred’s at Barneys New York), Stephen Wambach (Allium at the Four Seasons Chicago), Jared Wentworth (Longman & Eagle, Dusek’s, The Promontory), and Aleta Williams (Loquacious Catering).
Justin Anderson (The Promontory), Steve Carrow (Brindille, Naha), Christiana DeLuca (Bangers & Lace), Jeff Donahue (Sportsman’s Club), Griffin Elliot (Sepia), Peter Gugni, Wade Hall McElroy (Sportsman’s Club), Robby Haynes (Analogue), Alex Renshaw (Drumbar), Clint Rogers (The Dawson), Adam Seger (Hum Spirit Co.), Dan Shapiro (Scofflaw), and John Stanton (Sable Kitchen & Bar).
The Celebrity Chef Ball will feature an interactive dining experience with some of Chicago’s best chefs, custom cocktails, silent auction, and entertainment. Proceeds from the event support MOWC’s mission to promote independence for Chicago seniors and individuals with disabilities through meal delivery and home modifications. This year’s event sponsors include Bankers Life, Wirtz Beverage Illinois, William Grant & Sons, Monahan Law Group, LLC, Tablescapes, Travelzoo, and Senior Lifestyle Corporation.
Tickets for the Celebrity Chef Ball are available online at www.mealsonwheelschicago.org.
Click here to read about the Honorary Chairs for this year’s Chef Ball.
About Meals on Wheels Chicago
Meals on Wheels Chicago (MOWC) addresses the unmet needs of Chicago’s homebound seniors and individuals with disabilities through a collaborative, philanthropic effort focused on raising private funds to supplement limited public dollars for city programs that serve them. This is accomplished by private fundraising efforts through special events, corporate and community partnerships, and individual giving to support in-home meal delivery for homebound seniors and individuals with disabilities, as well as home modifications to increase accessibility for individuals with disabilities. MOWC helps these vulnerable populations maintain independent, self-sufficient, and dignified lives in the comfort and familiarity of their own homes. Learn more at www.mealsonwheelschicago.org.