Chicago’s top chefs served up their best for charity.
Attendees donned their most glam attire, but the food still stole the spotlight at the eighth annual Chefs and the City benefit. Twenty-four of Chicago’s top toques — including Giuseppe Tentori (Boka, GT Fish & Oyster), Heather Terhune (Sable Kitchen & Bar) and event “chef chair” Ryan Pitts (RL) — manned tables in the Ritz-Carlton’s grand ballroom, serving up food and drinks to the nearly 350 attendees. Guests hit the dance floor around 9:30 p.m. and grooved into the night, refueling with hot dogs, cupcakes and other after-party snacks. “We’ve raised close to a million dollars over the years. That’s hundreds of thousands of meals we provide for people who need it,” said Debbie Hinde, Vital Bridges Center on Chronic Care Chief Health Care Strategist. The event helped raise more than $100,000, which will underwrite the cost of 30,000 meals and 1,200 nights of housing for those impacted by HIV/AIDS living in the city.