Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) July 22, 2013
Step Up Women’s Network will once again gather local chefs and notables, including Windy City Live’s Val Warner and Chris Johnson, star of ABC’s new Chicago-set show Betrayal, for Shine & Dine. The August 15 evening will feature seasonal fare from top Chicago restaurants while welcoming 600 local professionals, all to benefit Step Up’s charitable programs that ignite girls to fulfill their potential.
"We’re so excited about the way Shine & Dine is evolving with a new venue and 11 fabulous restaurant partners participating, just in time to celebrate Step Up’s 15th anniversary," Step Up CEO Jenni Luke said. "It’s a true testament to the terrific support we’ve received from our growing network that is passionate about mentoring teen girls from under-resourced communities in Chicago."
Warner and Johnson are among the more than 20 local notables serving on the host committee for the event.
Chefs including Rodolfo Cuadros (Carnivale), Christopher Gawronski (Henri), Ryan Poli (Little Market Brasserie/Tavernita), Sean O’Hara (LM Bistro), Patricio Sandoval (Mercadito), Dan Marquis (Quay), Ryan Pitts (RL), Greg Bastien (Tavernita), Jeremy Leven (Tuesday Night Dinner) and Kate Milashus (ZED 451) will offer guests exclusive tastings. Mari Luangrath’s Foiled Cupcakes will also participate.
Tickets start at $115 and are available at suwn.org/snd or by calling 312.253.4040. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. at River East Art Center, located at 425 East Illinois Street in Chicago.
Now in its 15th year of service, Step Up is a nonprofit membership organization igniting women and girls to fulfill their potential.
Allstate Insurance Company returns to support the event as the Gold Sponsor for the second straight year.
ABOUT STEP UP WOMEN’S NETWORK
Step Up is a nonprofit membership organization igniting women and girls to fulfill their potential. Step Up creates and implements impactful after-school and weekend programs that empower teen girls from under-resourced communities to be confident, college-bound, and career-ready; propels professional women through connections, collaborations, and continuous development; and inspires its network to invest in the future success of girls through mentorship and financial support. Connect at suwn.org.