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Posted by on Dec 3, 2014

“Feed Your Mind” Satisfies Culinary Cravings While Supporting Pilot Light

“Feed Your Mind” Satisfies Culinary Cravings While Supporting Pilot Light

 
Join Honorary Chair Governor Pat Quinn and Special Guest Sam Kass, President Barak Obama’s Senior Policy Advisor on Nutrition Policy and Executive Director of “Let’s Move”, along with Chicago’s most notable chefs at Pilot Light’s  second annual fundraiser, “Feed Your Mind”.

There is no better way to satisfy your love of great food and wine, this holiday season, than by joining Pilot Light’s chef founders, Matthias Merges, Paul Kahan, Jason Hammel, and Justin Large for an exciting evening of interactive cooking demonstrations and more.

The 2nd annual fundraising event will take place on Friday, December 5, 2014 at Preston Bradley Hall in the Chicago Cultural Center.

Chef Kristen Ryan and a CPS student

Chef Kristen Ryan and a CPS student

Signature dishes from Sandra Holl of Floriole; Giuseppe Tentori, chef/owner of GT Fish & Oyster; Richard James of Frontera Grill;
Erick Williams from MK; Charlie McKenna of Lillie’s Q; Hisanobu Osaka from Japonais by Morimoto; Trey Foshe, from George’s at the Cove in La Jolla and the artisan offerings of cheese, wine and breads from Pastoral are also on the menu. Adding to the festivities will be mixologists from Billy Sunday and The Violet Hour creating specialty cocktails, live entertainment, a live and silent auction. Windy City Live’s Ji Suk Yi serves as the evening’s host.

Tickets are available here.

Jon Dubois (Green Zebra) at a Pilot Light CPS program

Jon Dubois (Green Zebra) at a Pilot Light CPS program

The main sponsors are Wirtz Beverage, Half Acre Beer Company, Tenzing Wine & Spirits, Whole Foods, Charlie Trotter’s Culinary Education Foundation, RW Troxell & Company Insurance, Lifeway, Grant Merchant Services, and Leah Gordon.

Pilot Light’s mission is to empower children with the knowledge, attitudes, and skills they need to have a healthy relationship with food. Designed to inspire students to make healthier food choices, classroom lessons weave food and nutrition education into everyday subjects like English, math, social studies and science. All proceeds from the evening will benefit Pilot Light’s programs and the Chicago school children they serve.

Chef Matthias Merges

Chef Matthias Merges


 

Margaret J O'Connor

Margaret O’Connor

Margaret J. O’Connor is the founder/owner of MarCon Communications, a public relations and special events firm which handles the publicity and event needs for a diverse range of clients. She’s involved with numerous charities in Chicago and is active in its lifestyle and social scene. She grew up and was educated in Africa, Australia and America and holds degrees in marketing and finance from the University of Illinois. She is a contributing writer to many print and digital publications and her focus is lifestyle, culinary and nonprofit events.

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