2017 marks the 20th anniversary of Chicago’s premier culinary experience; the Grand Chefs Gala presented by The Greater Illinois Chapter of The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. On, February 3 from 6 p.m. to midnight, Navy Pier’s Grand Ballroom will be luminously transformed to celebrate this sterling occasion while 50 of Chicago’s most elite chefs and mixologists create signature dishes, delicious desserts, and one-of-a-kind cocktails for attendees.
Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries is putting its Classic “Carolina Style” Hamburger special to work on National Southern Food Day in order to help children.On January 22, Hwy 55 will donate $1 for each Classic Carolina-Style Hamburger special to benefit Speedway Children’s Charities, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides funding for hundreds of non-profit organizations that meet the direct needs of children throughout the nation.
Spike Mendelsohn understands the responsibility better than most. Over the course of his career, he has competed on Bravo’s “Top Chef,” Food Network’s “Iron Chef,” hosted the channel's "Kitchen Sink," and appeared on “The Rachel Ray Show,” among other marquee events.
Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery’s “Toast to Heroes” fundraiser raised $59,902 for Folds of Honor through the sale of paper dog tags at all Tilted Kilt locations nationwide. Folds of Honor provides educational scholarships to family members and dependents of fallen or disabled service members.
O’Charley’s announced that with the support of its guests the classic American restaurant has donated $91,663 to The Folded Flag Foundation, an organization that provides scholarships and educational support grants to families of fallen soldiers.
Kontos Foods, Inc., a U.S.-based manufacturer and distributor of traditional Greek and Mediterranean foods, announced that during this holiday season the company has donated over 250 cases of Pita Bread, Flatbread and Baklava to organizations dedicated to fighting hunger and poverty in New Jersey.
Eschelon Experiences announced its total giving contribution of more than $77,000 to the North Carolina Triangle region in 2016. From digging in the dirt, to hosting chef dinners, donating auction items, and engaging in friendly fundraising competitions amongst the restaurants, the hospitality group worked diligently to serve up more than just food to the greater Raleigh community.
With breast cancer rates on Long Island continuing to sit well above the national average, Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers’ recognizes the need to support organizations that screen for and treat the disease.
Driven by a pledge to the community, Huddle House restaurants across the country are joining the bandwidth of businesses committed to helping rebuild the Gatlinburg community following the aftermath of the recent wildfires.
In support of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Buffalo Wild Wings is donating a total of $1.1 million raised during the month of October through the annual Team Up for Kids fundraiser. These funds will go to support Buffalo Wild Wings' national partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, focused on youth sports programs and select facility improvement projects at Boys & Girls Clubs across the country.
In an effort to support the spouses and children of U.S. fallen and disabled military members, popular create-your-own stir-fry restaurant bd’s Mongolian Grill raised $24,543 through a Veterans Day fundraiser held November 1 through 13, which benefited the Folds of Honor Foundation.
Hurricane Matthew has taken a tragic toll in North Carolina, the state we call home, and as I write this column our friends at Chef and the Farmer are watching the Neuse River rise just blocks from the restaurant.
When Monetta White and her husband, Chef David Lawrence, opened their modern Southern restaurant 1300 on Fillmore in San Francisco in 2007, their initial plan quickly expanded to something greater. The couple embraced the idea of giving back to the youth of the community, an ethos that extends to their latest venture, Black Bark BBQ, a restaurant located a few doors down in the same Western Addition neighborhood.
In the spirit of sharing and giving this holiday season, on Thanksgiving Day more than 3,000 The Cheesecake Factory staff members will join together in 13 cities around the United States to prepare and serve sit-down meals at The Cheesecake Factory’s 15th annual Thanksgiving Day Feast.
BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. announced the launch of Buy a Hero a Beer, a program for guests to honor the heroes among us, including first responders.“This new program is designed to engage the entire nation in recognizing the heroes in our country, in our communities, and in our personal lives,” says Greg Trojan, president and CEO of BJ's Restaurants, Inc.