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Battered Women's Network hosts Chicago chefs in action
2012-03-28

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The Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women's Network hosted its 2012 "Chicago Chefs Spring Into Action" benefit March 22 at the Renaissance Blackstone Hotel.

Many of Chicago's top chefs served dishes, complemented by sommeliers and mixologists. Alpana Singh, master sommelier and host of the WTTW program Check Please, served as master of ceremonies. There were also silent and live auctions.

Among the many chefs who participated were Celeste Zeccola of Bittersweet Pastry Shop; Cory Morris of Mercat a la Planxa; Terry Opalek and Michael Frontier of Terry's Toffee; and Koren Grieveson of avec.

Awards were presented to those who have made a concerted effort in overcoming domestic violence over the past year. The Civic Advocacy Award was presented to Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez & WBEZ 91.5FM/Vocalo.org 89.5FM for their efforts in raising awareness and providing education about violence against women. Kathy Doherty—executive director of Between Friends, a domestic-violence service organization—received the Community Advocate Award for her many years of dedicated leadership focused on breaking the cycle of domestic violence and building a community free from abuse.

More information about the network is at www.batteredwomensnetwork.org .

Photo by Christina Frances Photography


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