(RELEASE) The diverse collection of more than 40 chefs and food purveyors at this year's event include Mark Mendez of Carnivale, Jimmy Bannos of The Purple Pig, Phillip Foss of Lockwood, Chris Pandel of The Bristol, Tony Priolo of Piccolo Sogno, Greg O'Neill and Ken Miller of Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine, and Patty Rothman of MORE Cupcakes.
ABC 7's 190 North contributor Michelle Alegria will co-chair the event with Tom Kenny, executive chef at Mike Ditka's Restaurant. Steve Dolinsky, ABC7 Chicago's Hungry Hound is serving as honorary chair.
The Great Chefs Tasting Party will take place on Thursday, June 3 from 5 to 9 pm at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, 301 E. Water St., Chicago. Tickets are $125 and include all chef offerings and open bar; $175 includes reserved seating. Ticket price less $20 is tax-deductable. Purchase tickets online at www.ucpnet.org or call 312-765-0419
All proceeds from the event will benefit the children and adults in Chicagoland served by UCP www.ucpnet.org, an organization that works to advance the independence of people with physical and cognitive disabilities, enrich their lives, provide support to their families and advocate for their inclusion in every facet of life.
GREAT CHEFS TASTING PARTY
Thursday, June 3
Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers
About UCP, ucpnet.org
United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Chicago (UCP) works to advance the independence of people with physical and cognitive disabilities, enrich their lives, provide support to their families and advocate for their inclusion in every facet of life. Founded in 1951, UCP first opened its doors to address the needs of children and adults with cerebral palsy. We've been opening doors ever since. We help a child with cerebral palsy use technology that lets her speak for the first time. We help a man unable to use his hands or arms learn to do his own laundry and prepare his own meals. We help a woman in a wheelchair roll down her new ramp and back into the community. UCP is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Donations are tax-exempt to the extent allowed by law.
About Café Ba Ba Reeba! cafebabareeba.com
Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! is a premier Spanish tapas restaurant located in Chicago. Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! is known for Tapas, the hot & cold appetizers of Spain; Paella, a typical Valencian rice dish served with vegetables and meat or seafood; and Sangria, Spain's famous wine "fiesta" drink made from fruit, wine and liquors. Cafe Ba Ba Reeba! is owned by Chef Gabino Sotelino and Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises. Executive Chef is Tim Cottini. The restaurant is located at 2024 N. Halsted in Chicago.