Chicago Chefs Cook for Ukraine tests rebounding restaurants with largest event since shutdown

Chicago Chefs Cook for Ukraine tests rebounding restaurants with largest event since shutdown

CHICAGO (TOC) — There’s a lot to be achieved. Organizers are getting ready for the biggest occasion with Chicago cooks for the reason that pandemic shutdown, Chicago Cooks Prepare dinner for Ukraine.

In February, Tony Priolo reached out to dozens of native cooks to harness their abilities to boost cash for Ukrainians fleeing struggle.

“How are you going to not be affected by this?” stated Priolo, chef and co-owner of Piccolo Sogno. “We’re not getting shelled by bombs, we’re not hiding in subways, we’re not working for our lives.”

The fundraiser shall be held Wednesday night at Navy Pier, that includes dishes from over 70 native cooks.

“Tomorrow I am making an Amish blue cheese terrine with grapes, candied pecans, and the pecans are from Three Sisters Backyard, which is a neighborhood farm in Kankakee,” stated Sarah Stegner, co-chef and co-owner of Prairie Grass Café.

March 16 was the date accessible at Navy Pier, and it additionally occurs to be the identical date that, two years in the past, most of the cooks concerned closed their kitchens.

“These challenges have been so devastating to this trade, it is simply actually onerous to beat all the points from labor to individuals being afraid,” Stegner stated.

“This trade has been by way of ringer greater than as soon as, however I feel it is making us stronger,” Priolo stated.

“We aren’t defeated, we could have resistance and can step as much as do what we have to do to make the world a greater place, no matter our circumstances,” stated Stegner.

Income will go to World Central Kitchen, which is offering meals to Ukrainians. Tickets are nonetheless accessible, and could be bought right here.

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