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The Purple Dish Hall of Fame

Dish It Up is honored to have amazingly talented chefs and bakers prepare fantastic dishes each year to raise awareness for domestic violence.

Purple Dish Award Winners

​The winner of the Purple Dish Award is chosen by a panel of food critics and experts, who judge each dish according to taste, presentation, and use of the color purple – symbolic of the anti-domestic violence movement.

2018: Mary Lochary of The Rittenhouse 

2017: Lisa Lombo of Jones Restaurant

2016: Kiki Aranita of Poi Dog 

2015: Carolyn Nguyen from of Revolution Taco

2014: Aimee Olexy of Talula's Garden

2013: Natalie Maronski of Chifa

2012: Ann Jamavan of Jasmine Rice

2010: Marcie Turney of Barbuzzo, Lolita, Jamonera

2009: Jennifer Carroll of 10 Arts Bistro & Lounge

Purple Dessert Award Winners

Originally the "People's Choice" selected by guests who cast their votes during the event, the Purple Dessert Award winner will be selected by the Judging Panel beginning in 2018.

2018: Ruth Scott of Cupcakes by Ruth 

2017: Abigail Dahan of Parc Restaurant 

2016: Diana Anello of Bredenbeck's Bakery 

2015: Jessica Nolen of Brauhaus Schmitz and Whetstone

2014: Pam Kingsland of Pamcakes Cupcakery

2013: Melissa Torre of Cookie Confidential

2012: Kristen Piano of Social Sweets

2010: Roz Bratt of Homemade Goodies

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Georgina O’Hara’s Story

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Sarah’s Story

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