The Great Chefs Event

The Great Chefs Event: Wednesday, June 18, 2008, at Osteria, 640 North Broad Street in Philadelphia.

The Great Chefs Event offers a truly unique culinary experience that raises significant funds to help give children with cancer the ultimate gift – a cure within their lifetime.

About the Great Chefs Event: The Great Chefs Event is an annual fundraising event that started in 2006 with Philadelphia’s greatest chefs coming together to support Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation in the fight against childhood cancer. In 2007, The Great Chefs Event grew into a national endeavor with several of the greatest chefs from across the country traveling to Philadelphia to join in support of this event.

The 2008 Great Chefs Event sees the addition of more great chefs hailing from across the country – all to support Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research. Incredibly, you and your guests will have the opportunity to meet all of these world-class chefs and sample their food and wine, all prepared right in front of you. More importantly, your support of this event directly supports the important work of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation in our mission to find a cure for all children with cancer.

Made possible with support from Osteria, Participating Chefs, and Neff Associates

About the Chefs:
Many of the participating chefs are James Beard Award Winners who travel far and wide to participate in this very special event. All of the chefs donate the food to this event and some even close their restaurants to travel to Philadelphia to be a part of the truly special event.

Participating Chefs:

Kiong Bahn, Twenty Manning, Philadelphia
John Benno, Per Se, New York
Chris Bianco, Pizzeria Bianco, Phoenix
Clark Fraiser & Mark Gaier, Arrows/MC Perkins Cove/SummerWinter, Ogunquit, Maine
Katsuya Fukushima, Café Atlantico/minibar , Washington D.C.
Jose Garces, Amada Restaurant/Tinto/Chilango, Philadelphia
Paul Kahan, Blackbird/Avec, Chicago
Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson, Frasca Food and Wine, Boulder, Colorado
Joseph Manzare, Zuppa/Globe/Tres Agaves/Pescheria, San Francisco
Jeff Michaud, Osteria, Philadelphia
Emilio Mignucci, DiBruno Bros., Philadelphia
Luke Palladino, Ombra Restaurant, Atlantic City
David Pasternack, Esca Restaurant, New York
Bryan Sikora, Talula’s Table Restaurant, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Michael Solomonov, Marigold Kitchen, Philadelphia
Brad Spence, Vetri, Philadelphia
Daniel Stern, Gayle/ Rae Restaurant, Philadelphia
Marc Vetri, Vetri/Osteria, Philadelphia
Rocco Whalen, Fahrenheit Restaurant, Cleveland