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Local chef heading sixth annual 'Chefsgiving' for local shelters

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For the sixth year running, Chef Bill Kim and Cornerstone Restaurant Group will host Chefsgiving the weekend before Thanksgiving.

In partnership with Inspiration Kitchens, Kim and more than 45 Chicago chefs will prepare meals and come together to distribute ready-to-eat meals to local shelters free of cost.

Kim and other Chicago chefs across the city will serve more than 700 hearty meals. Some of them will be distributed to East Garfield Park residents in need from Inspiration Kitchens, and many others will be safely delivered to shelters throughout Chicago.

The chefs, owners and partners participating include:

1. Doug Psaltis from Andros Taverna

2. Janet Kirker from Beatrix

3. Esther Griego from Bittersweet Pastry Shop

4. Johnny Besch from BLVD Steakhouse

5. Brian Ahern from Boeufhaus

6. Lee Wolen from Boka Restaurant Group

7. Chris Pandel of Cira Restaurant at The Hoxton and Swift and Sons

8. Hannah O'Leary from Cornerstone Restaurant Group

9. Joe Frillman from Daisies

10. Kevin Hickey from The Duck Inn

11. Paul Kahan from Dove's Luncheonette

12. John Manion from El Che Steakhouse & Bar

13. Rick Bayless from Frontera Grill

14. Brian Jupiter from Frontier and Ina Mae Tavern

15. Ty Fujimura from Fujimara Hospitality

16. Zachary Engel from Galit

17. Giuseppe Tentori from GT Prime Steakhouse

18. Christine Cikowski and Joshua Kulp from Honey Butter Fried Chicken

19. Justin DePhillips from Jaleo by José Andrés

20. Chris Thompson from Lardon

21. Kevin Marquardt from Lettuce Entertain You

22. Charlie Mckenna from Lillies Q

23. Jason Hammel from Lula Café

24. Sari Worsham from mfk.

25. Craig Couper from Michael Jordan's Steakhouse Oakbrook

26. Edward Kim from mini mott

27. Sarah Grueneberg from Monteverde Restaurant

28. John Boudouvas from Nonnina

29. PJ Lamp from PB&J West Loop

30. Thomas Oh and Andrew Lim from Perilla

31. Ozzy Amelotti from Petterino's

32. Tony Priolo from Piccolo Sogno

33. Noah Zamler from The Press Room

34. Matt Ronan from Purely Meat Co.

35. Cedric Harden from River Roast

36. Joe Flamm from Rose Mary

37. Andrew Zimmerman from Sepia and Proxi

38. D'Andre Carter from Soul & Smoke

39. Connie Pikukas from Spoonfed Kitchen & Bake Shop

40. Kiki Luthringshausen from Spoonfed Kitchen & Bake Shop

41. Michelle Krage from Star Events

42. Aaron Steingold from Steingold's

43. John Shields from Smyth + The Loyalist

44. Brian Millman from Table at Crate

45. Stephanie Izard from This Little Goat Kitchen

46. Devin Kreller from Wood

Personal friends of Bill Kim will also donate meals to this year's Chefsgiving. Mariano's will donate 325 pies for Chefsgiving in addition to the meals provided by Chicago chefs, and Crate and Barrel will be helping deliver the meals.

Kim and the participating chefs encourage fans to help support the Chefsgiving and Inspiration Kitchens by donating at

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