Nightwood chef previews 'Great Chefs'

March 4, 2011 9:44:34 AM PST
There's a big-time fundraiser coming up in Chicago, with more than 50 of the city's best chefs getting involved.

The 19th annual Great Chefs Tasting Party benefits United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Chicago, and this year the lineup is especially tempting.

Chef Jason Hammel from Nightwood in Pilsen joined ABC7's Hungry Hound in the kitchen on Friday for a little preview.

Stephanie Izard, Season 4 winner in Bravo's "Top Chef" competition, and Chef of the Girl & the Goat, will headline the event.

This year's event adds a VIP room with reserved seating, bottle service, cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs and an opportunity to bid on premium items in the new live auction.

March 16, 5-9 p.m.
Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, 301 E. North Water St.
Ballroom and Promenade

Tickets are $125 for general admission and $500 for admission to the VIP room.

Call 312-765-0419, ext. 21 or register online at

All proceeds benefit the children and adults served by UCP of Greater Chicago

Jason Hammel's restaurant:
2119 S. Halsted