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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.

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.

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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Sara’s Story

Sara’s Story

Sara* was a victim of domestic violence who transformed into a strong and capable mother with support from Women Against Abuse.

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Catherine’s Story

Catherine’s Story

When I first met my abuser, I was just 14 years old and he was 20. I thought I was in love, so I ignored the disapproval of my mom and sister.

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William’s Story

William’s Story

William Spratley flicks through the text messages on his phone until he finds the one he’s been looking for. It’s from his 27-year old daughter, Ameya, and it’s the last words he will ever exchange with her.

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Amy’s Story

Amy’s Story

“This is not OK; this is not who I will be; I will love my children; violence will not be allowed in my home.”

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Sarah’s Story

Sarah’s Story

Sarah joined Women Against Abuse in September 2010 through a partnership program with the German peace and volunteer organization ARSP.

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Overbrook Presbyterian’s Story

Overbrook Presbyterian’s Story

The Women’s Dining Circle of Overbrook Presbyterian Church knows how to make fundraising down right fun. In January, the Dining Circle hosted a dinner that raised over $1,200 for Women Against Abuse.

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Dana’s Story

Dana’s Story

Former emergency shelter resident Dana*, intelligent and bright-spirited, worked hard for her credentials.

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Verizon’s Story

Verizon’s Story

A valued corporate partner, Verizon has been committed to empowering survivors of domestic violence in Philadelphia through HopeLine by Verizon.

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Dick MacKay’s Story

Dick MacKay’s Story

Dick MacKay knows the real reason for the holiday season—to bring hope to families in need.

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Sheila’s Story

Sheila’s Story

Sheila arrived at the Women Against Abuse Emergency Shelter after waking up in a hospital emergency room.

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If you or someone you know needs help, call our toll-free 24-hour Hotline:

1.866.723.3014

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