Thanks to your overwhelming generosity, the 27th Annual Celebrity Chefs Brunch was a huge success! With the support of our Celebrity Chefs, sponsors, donors, volunteers and attendees, we raised over $113,000 to provide at-risk seniors with a nutritional meal seven days a week!
More than 450 guests enjoyed the delicious tasting bites prepared by Celebrity Chefs, wine by Mainstreet Wines, beer from Two Brothers Brewing Co and Lagunitas Brewing Co, ginger beer from Windmill Ginger Brew and whiskey tastings from Whiskey Acres in the beautiful ballroom at Drury Lane.
Thank you to all of our wonderful Celebrity Chefs from US Foods, J. Flemings Absolutely Delicious, Emilio's Tapas, Suzette's Creperie, Parker's Restaurant and Bar, College of DuPage Culinary Arts, Snarf Foods, Glen Prairie Local Flavor, Meson Sabika, Drury Lane, Clubhouse Restaurant, Hoffman House Catering, Es Taco'n Madres, Eddie Merlot's, Balmoral Restaurant, Devon Seafood + Steak and Vanilla Sugar Bakery. Please support their local restaurants and businesses and when you do let them know you enjoyed their fabulous cuisine at the Celebrity Chefs Brunch!
A special thank you to the many people who helped make this event a success:
Master of Ceremonies: Andy Avalos, NBC5 Chicago
Emcee: Kurt Scholle
Music: Gregg Eisel and Jim Perona
Brunch Event Chair: Denise Izatt
Brunch Steering Committee: Melissa Schmitz, Chuck Capperino, Kristie Carlsen, Daniel Lane, John Luthy, Bob O'Connor, Gerry Rounds and Phyllis Sheahan
Volunteers: McDermott staff, Christ Church of Oak Brook, family & friends of Agency staff, Candy Weirich, Scott Johnson, Lori Hansen, Jennifer Fox and our culinary students
Event Decor: Corporate Event Interactive and Andi & Sid Rothenberg
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