Photo Credit: No Kid Hungry, Everest and Jacques Torres
Chef Joho will host the first annual No Kid Hungry Dinner – Chicago at Everest on September 19, 2012. This spectacular seated dinner features Chef Joho alongside Chef Jacques Torres of Jacques Torres Chocolate in New York. Together the chefs will prepare a multi-course meal with a cause: ending childhood hunger in America. This event is chaired by Ken Pelletier and Amanda Lao, who are committed to the cause of ensuring all children have the nutritious food they need to learn, grow and thrive.
Guests will also have the opportunity to participate in auctions that include one-of-a-kind culinary, travel and lifestyle items, including dinner for two at Eiffel Tower Restaurant, dinner for six at Everest, a reception at Paris Club, and a hotel room stay at Hôtel du Palais Biarritz.
Since 2005, No Kid Hungry dinners have raised nearly $5 million to support the No Kid Hungry campaign, ensuring that kids across the U.S. have access to the nutritious food they need to lead healthy, active lives. In March 2012, Share Our Strength, the Greater Chicago Food Depository, the Illinois Commission to End Hunger, and Governor Pat Quinn joined forces to form the Illinois No Kid Hungry Campaign. The campaign works to increase enrollment among eligible children in Summer Meals and School Breakfast programs.
“From the first day we met I have always embraced my friend and colleague Jacques Torres,” says Chef Joho. “This is a collaboration between two French chefs working in two different American cities who are coming together for one special evening in Chicago. I hope this first annual dinner will have an enormous impact for Share Our Strength and help fuel the fight against childhood hunger.”
“As a chef, spending so much time cooking for others, food and nutrition are near and dear to my heart,” said Chef Jacques Torres. “I believe no child should live with the stress of hunger and support the No Kid Hungry Campaign so children across the country will have access to the nutritious meals they need.”
The cocktail reception starts at 6 p.m. with dinner seating at 7 p.m. Tickets are $500 per person with table hosting opportunities available starting at $5,000. Make reservations at 202-478-6528 or visit strength.org/nkh_chicago.
About Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® Seated Dinners
Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® dinners are hosted by the nation’s finest restaurants, with renowned chefs joining together to prepare a multi-course meal with a cause: ending childhood hunger in America. Guests enjoy legendary meals, learn more about the No Kid Hungry campaign in an intimate setting, and have the opportunity to participate in auctions that include one-of-a-kind culinary, travel and lifestyle items. Funds support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in America. Learn more about No Kid Hungry seated dinners.
440 S. LaSalle Street, 312-663-8920
Located in an unforgettable setting on the 40th floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange, Everest allows you and your guests the opportunity to take in the glittering skyline while enjoying Chef/Proprietor J. Joho’s world-renowned French cuisine, consisting of the finest seasonal fare, local specialties and organic ingredients. Our luxurious private dining rooms come alive with attentive service and fulfilled requests including personalized menus, customized décor, music, audio-visual presentations and displays. As the only Chicago member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux, Everest accommodates any size affair, from an intimate dinner to a 175-guest soirée. Reservations can be made by calling 312-663-8920 or visiting www.everestrestaurant.com.
*Momma Cuisine is a media guest for this event.