Philly Socialholic: Great Chefs Come Together For Great Charities!

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On June - 15 - 2014
Marc Vetri, Jeff Benjamin, Jay and Liz Scott. and Jeff Michaud

Marc Vetri, Jeff Benjamin, Jay and Liz Scott. and Jeff Michaud

Guests were dressed to impress as 43 chefs from around the country cooked for a cause at Vetri’s 9th annual Great Chef’s Event at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on June 10, 2014.  The event surpassed their goal and raised $1 million for two charities, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and The Vetri Foundation for Children.   More than 1,200 guests were in attendance, sampling bites, imbibing in great spirits, and bidding on silent and live auction items.

The live auction alone raised $80,000.00.  Notable speakers at the event included School District of Philadelphia Superintendent Dr. William R. Hite Jr. describing the work of the Vetri Foundation and  Liz and Jay Scott, Alex’s parents and Co-Executive Directors of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.

 

Celebrity chefs in attendance included Marc Vetri, Jose Garces, Tom Colicchio, Michael Symon, Marc Murphy, Jonathan Waxman, and Top Chef alums Jennifer Carroll and Kevin Sbraga. The Food Network’s Marc Summers also made an appearance during the live auction.

photo credit: Steve Legato

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