MEALS ON WHEELS CHICAGO ANNOUNCES CELEBRITY CHEF BALL 2014

Chicago’s favorite chef event gears up for this year with an exciting new venue.
(MOWC) is pleased to announce the date and line-up for Chicago’s premier culinary event, the Celebrity Chef Ball. It will be held on Friday, November 7 and will feature a select, interactive dining experience with some of Chicago’s best chefs; custom cocktails; silent auction; and entertainment.  The Celebrity Chef Ball will be held in one of Chicago’s newest event spaces, Morgan Manufacturing (401 N. Morgan St.).  Proceeds from the event support MOWC’s mission to promote independence for Chicago seniors and individuals with disabilities through meal delivery and home modifications. 
 
·         VIP Chef’s Table -- The VIP Chef’s Table, available for $350 per person, is a seated, interactive dining experience featuring 36 chefs and 12 mixologists from throughout the city.  Guests will enjoy a six-course meal with cocktail pairings plus an assortment of pastry delights.  This unique dining experience features tableside cooking, providing a behind-the-scenes look at the craftsmanship of some of Chicago’s finest chefs.  A VIP Chef’s Table ticket also includes entry to the Chef’s Tasting Party.
·         Chef’s Tasting Party—At the Chef’s Tasting Party, guests indulge in over 40 chef stations throughout the venue, sampling small portions of signature dishes and specialty cocktails.  There will also be opportunities to interact with chefs, a silent auction, music, and dancing.   Party tickets are available for $150 per person.
Chefs will be participating from many popular Chicago restaurants including The Boarding House, Girl & the Goat, Blackbird, TWO, Vie, Sunday Dinner Club, Tesori, Ruxbin, Sepia, Travelle, Sunda New Asian, EL Ideas, and Urban Belly. 
The Celebrity Chef Ball raises more than $200,000 annually and generates one-fourth of MOWC’s annual revenue to fund programs for Chicago’s homebound senior and disabilities communities. 2014 marks the 26th anniversary of the event which originally debuted as a chef brunch in the food court of the State of Illinois Building atrium. Over the years, the event has attracted the talents of both local and national chefs and the patronage of Chicago’s culinary community.  This year’s event sponsors include Bankers Life, Wirtz Beverage Illinois, William Grant & Sons, and Senior Lifestyle Corporation.
Tickets for the Meals on Wheels Chicago Celebrity Chef Ball are available online at www.mealsonwheelschicago.org

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. 
 
 
 
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