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Chef Showdown returns April 18 to benefit Loaves & Fishes Community Services


Above / Loaves & Fishes Community Services fundraiser again is set to benefit struggling families in local community. 

Loaves & Fishes Community Services Has announced that Chef Showdown will be held from 6PM to 9PM on Thurs., April 18, at the Linnea Eleanor Ruthkowski Food Distribution Hub, 580 Exchange Court, Aurora. The popular event again will raise funds for essential services for struggling families in DuPage, Kane, Kendall and Will counties.

This year’s competition will showcase executive chefs from local restaurants CityGate Grille, and Santo Cielo. These talented chefs will compete to create unique dishes in a professional stadium kitchen assembled for the competition.

 “We are thrilled to be hosting Chef Showdown and are very grateful to our partners, sponsors, and guests,” stated CEO & President Mike Havala. “We are looking forward to a unique, fun and memorable event that will make an impact on families in need.”

‘Celebrity’ sous chefs join Loaves & Fishes supporters

The competing chefs will be assisted by celebrity sous chefs and Loaves & Fishes supporters, Alex Pope of Rush Copley Medical Center; Liz Spencer of NCTV17; Cathy Subber of The Branch and Advanced Health of Naperville; and Colin Dalough of Endeavor Health.  

Dishes will be voted upon by a panel of judges, including Alderman Edward Bugg from the City of Aurora; Chef Cynthia Hyett, owner of Busy Butternut; Mike Sitrick, President & CEO of DuPage Foundation; and Dr. Anita Thomas, President of North Central College. The evening will be emceed by Loaves & Fishes Board member Nicki Anderson.

Throughout the evening, guests will enjoy delicious cocktails and food provided by event partner My Chef Catering. Sponsorships remain available. There will be a moment to raise the paddle for Loaves & Fishes Community Services. 

Advance tickets and sponsorships remain available

Tickets are $125, are on sale now, and can be purchased by visiting loaves-fishes.org. This event has sold out quickly in the past, so buying your tickets at this time in advance is highly advisable.

Loaves & Fishes also expressed gratitude togenerous Executive Chef Sponsors, Energy Services and Meson Sabika.

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Nicole Louis at nlouis@loaves-fishes.org

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