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July 2015

2nd Annual ANAD Bandstand Benefit Chicago at Lincoln Tap Room

July 25, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Lincoln Tap Room, 3010 N. Lincoln Ave
Chicago, 60614
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Anad bandstand benefit chicago

Join me this Saturday at 7pm at Lincoln Tap Room for the 2nd annual ANAD Bandstand benefit Chicago. I will be sharing my story of recovery from an eating disorder and you get to enjoy live music, comedy, silent auction, drink specials and a fun evening out to benefit ANAD- the national association of anorexia nervosa and associated (eating) disorders. For more information on the event click here. Hope to see you Saturday!

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August 2015

First annual Cuisine for Cancer benefit in Chicago Friday August 7th 2015

August 7, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Morgan Manufacturing, 401 N. Morgan Street
Chicago, IL United States
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Cuisine for Cancer Chicago

Pay it forward with us this August by kicking off National Cancer month at the first annual Cuisine for Cancer in Chicago on Friday, August 7th at Morgan Manufacturing in the West Loop. This event is hosted by Imerman Angels and local food expert, Stephen Lee, of Sleefood.   10 cancer charities are teaming up with over 25 of Chicago’s top restaurants and liquor companies to unite Chicago’s Cancer Support Community for the first annual Cuisine for Cancer: An unforgettable…

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A day of arts and eats: CrEATfest Chicago August 9th

August 9, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bridgeport Arts Center, 1200 W 35th Street
Chicago, 60609 United States
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A day of arts and eats: CrEATfest August 9th

A day of arts and eats: CrEATfest Chicago on August 9th is a hands-on arts and food truck festival.  You can expect everything from creative art activities and face painting, to music and dancing.  There will also be tasty eats from food trucks featuring Asian fusion food by Yum Dum, lobster rolls by Da Lobster, cupcakes and more!   This family-friendly event benefits Changing Worlds; a Chicago-based non-profit organization that seeks to foster inclusive communities through oral history, writing and…

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September 2015

Cooking Light and Health’s The Fit Foodie 5K race weekend in Chicago

September 11, 2015 - September 13, 2015
Jackson Park, 6300 S Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, 60637 United States
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Cooking Light and Health magazines are teaming up to support the American Diabetes Association’s mission to prevent and cure diabetes with the Fit Foodie 5K Race weekend in Chicago on September 11-13. You can sign up for an entire weekend full of culinary fun and fitness or sign up for each activity a la carte. Courtesy The Fit Foodie 5K Facebook page Friday night features a pre-race VIP cocktail party where you can sample sips and bites while mingling with…

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Be Healthful Retreat Chicago: Wellness, Cooking Demos, Yoga, Shopping + More

September 27, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Zhou B Art Center, 1025 W 35th Street
Chicago, 60609 United States
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Be healthful retreat chicago

Join us at the 2nd annual Be Healthful Retreat in Chicago on Sunday, September 27th. It is a rejuvenating day packed with wellness activities, cooking demonstrations, holistic vendors, motivational speakers and like-minded people. Grab your girlfriends and meet us there! Details below. We are giving away a pair of tickets to the Be Healthful Retreat to one lucky reader - valued at $120.00. To enter you must be a subscriber of our weekly newsletter and share this event on social…

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December 2015

Holiday Cocktail Party Benefiting TRIO Animal Foundation

December 10, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Amour de la Terre, 130 N. Oak Park Ave
Oak Park, IL 60301 United States
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Trio Benefit Chicago

Join food & wellness advocate Ashley Gilday and Amour de la Terre for a Holiday Cocktail Party benefiting TRIO Animal Foundation. Trio is a Chicago based shelter that provides medical care for homeless pets. Guests will enjoy vegan & organic wines from Natura Wines paired with a gourmet plant-based cheese, fruit and nut platter from Daiya and Treeline Cheeses, dark chocolates from Voges Haute Chocolate, Deliciously dairy-free cheesecakes from Daiya Foods and flat and sparkling Italian waters from Acqua Panna…

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Covers for Cover 7: A music benefit series in Chicago ft female cover bands

December 11, 2015 @ 8:00 am - December 12, 2015 @ 12:30 am
Schuba’s Tavern, 3159 N Southport, Ave
Chicago, 60657 United States
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Covers for Cover music benefit in Chicago to support domestic violence center at Schuba's

Covers for Cover 7, a music benefit series in Chicago I am honored (and super pumped!) to participate in Covers for Cover 7, a cover band benefit series in Chicago. The theme of the show involves bands of mostly female musicians playing covers to provide “cover” for women in need. Mia Park, a Chicago musician, has been producing the show for 9 years. The first several years, the show benefited female homeless shelters. Broadening the spectrum of what “cover” means…

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January 2016

Chicago Catholic Charities 15th Annual d’Vine Affair at Union League Club of Chicago

January 31, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Union Leaque Club Chicago, 65 W. Jackson
Chicago, IL United States
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chicago catholic charities

If you are anything like me, you love culinary events for a great cause!  Especially when those events involve trying over 250 imported wines and beers from around the world. What a better way to give back to those in need, than by doing something you love! Join me on Sunday, January 31st, 2016 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Union League Club of Chicago for an extravagant global wine and beer tasting benefiting the Catholic Charities of the…

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July 2016

Come see what Ashlee Piper and I have cooking at Veggie Fest in Lisle!

July 23, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Veggie Fest, 4S 175 S Naperville-Wheaton Rd
Naperville, IL 60563 United States
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veggie fest 2016

Ashlee Piper of the popular cruelty free food and fashion blog, Little Foxes, and I are going to whip up some delicious plant-based foods on stage at the 2016 Veggie Fest in Lisle, IL. The menu is looking tasty! We'll be cooking the following summer menu items live on stage and will have samples for you to enjoy after the demo is complete! Double A's Veggie Fest Menu Ashlee's Adobo-Spiced Walnut "Chorizo" Tostadas - Crispy, savory, creamy – tostadas allow…

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February 2017

American Culinary Federation ChefConnect Chicago

February 5, 2017 - March 7, 2017
Chicago Hilton Towers, 720 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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ACF ChefConnect Chicago

Calling all culinarians! This is a great conference full of insights, tips, networking and knowledge! I've attended ACF meetings in the past for the Chicago chapters and have always enjoyed learning from the Chefs in attendance. This year I am excited to attend as a local food business owner and member of the press. See below for additional information and registration details. Will I see you there? The American Culinary Federation will host ChefConnect: Chicago, Feb. 5-7, at the Hilton…

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