Dish It Up 2014 Was a Smashing Success!
Featuring amazing delicacies from ten incredible female restaurateurs and three of the best pastry chefs in the city, Dish It Up 2014 brought together advocates, supporters, survivors and friends to celebrate the powerful work of Women Against Abuse.
The event, which took place at WHYY Studios on March 27th, presented the inaugural Woman of the Year Award to Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran for their extraordinary work in supporting Women Against Abuse's mission.
This annual award spotlights the vital leadership of community members in speaking out against domestic violence and raising awareness for the cause.
This year's Dish It Up also crowned new champions for the Purple Hall of Fame:
After guests and judges had sampled delicious culinary concoctions from the ten competitors, Host Melissa Magee from 6abc Action News unveiled Aimee Olexy from Talula's Garden as the winner of the Purple Dish Award!
And returning pastry chef Pam Kingsland of Pamcakes Cupcakery was voted by guests as winner of the Purple Cupcake Award!
Women Against Abuse debuted its newest short film, a moving testament that captures the reasons why Philadelphians from across the city pledge to stand up to domestic violence.
Emmy winning media personality Maria Papadakis greeted guests and provided live coverage of the purple carpet. She selected Roberta Pipito as winner of this year's Purple Style Award! Check out photos from the Purple Carpet!
Thank you to everyone who came and to all the restaurants, judges, hosts and volutneers who made this event possible!
We look forward to seeing you at the next Dish It Up:
March 26, 2015 at WHYY Studios!