New Sponsors and Celebrity Judges for Cooking up Change!

August 09, 2007

Our team of sponsors and celebrity judges for Cooking up Change is growing to include an even more prestigious group of leaders dedicated to making a difference for children’s health –- and hosting a fabulous party!

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Be sure to check out our new Cooking up Change website for a profile of this week’s featured celebrity judge, Chef Clifford Rome of the Parkway Ballroom, or our featured prize, a guest appearance on Spatulatta!

Celebrity judges for Cooking up Change include : 

Carol Moseley-Braun, former Democratic Senator from Illinois and the first African-American woman ever elected to the U.S. Senate

Louise Esaian, Food Service Director, Chicago Public Schools

Chef Lisa Gershenson, manager of Chicago’s Community Kitchens, a program operated by the Greater Chicago Food Depository to teach underemployed adults food preparation skills

Carol Haddix, Food Guide Editor for the Chicago Tribune and editor of three recent Chicago Tribune cookbooks

Chef Monique Hooker, a chef, teacher and author with a lifelong enthusiasm for food and travel

Chef Mary McMahon, a Jean Banchet winner for best Pastry Chef, creator of inventive desserts for restaurant throughout Chicago, and instructor at the Illinois Institute of Art

Gwen Macsai, award-winning writer and radio producer for National Public Radio

Chef Clifford Rome, President of Parkway Ballroom and Rome’s Joy, the exclusive caterer of the Ballroom

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New sponsors include For Her Information Media; Chartwells-Thompson Hospitality; Holland & Knight LLP; Illinois Federation of Teachers; Juicing for Jocks, LLC; Primera Engineers, Ltd.; SEIU Illinois Council; University Professionals of Illinois, Local 4100 IFT/AFT/AFL-CIO; and Midwest Academy.

Interested in getting tickets, becoming a sponsor, or learning more? Check out the Cooking up Change site!