Announcing the 10th Annual Dish It Up
Kris Parsons, firstname.lastname@example.org 267.909.0038
Katie Young Wildes, email@example.com 267-240-4960
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 13, 2018
PHILADELPHIA - Women Against Abuse, Inc., Philadelphia’s leading domestic violence agency, will host its 10th Annual Dish It Up on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. ‐ 9:00 p.m. at VIE by Cescaphe, (600 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA). This event is Philadelphia’s ONLY female chef competition and attracts close to 500 business and community leaders and food aficionados. Melissa Magee, 6ABC’s Meteorologist and Women Against Abuse Honorary Council Member will emcee the evening. Tickets are $125 and available at www.womenagainstabuse.org/events/dish-it-up. Official event hashtag: #DishItUp10.
The event will feature unique creations from female chefs representing some of the region’s most well-known restaurants. The 2018 signature Purple Cocktail, created especially for the event by well-known Mixologist Katie Loeb will also be unveiled. Chefs will be competing for the coveted Purple Dish or Purple Dessert Award. Winners will be chosen by a panel of celebrity judges that include:
Michael Klein, Restaurant Columnist, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philly.com; Chef Barbie Marshall, this season’s finalist on Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen All Stars; Chef Diana Sabater, Philadelphia Cop-Turned-Chef and Food Network's Chopped Champion; Marilyn Johnson, Founder and Curator of Philadelphia’s popular Philly Grub Blog; and Celebrity Chef Rick Tarantino, who often appears on the QVC Network and on the hit show The Profit with Marcus Lemonis on CNBC. Locally, Chef Rick acts as the Director of Culinary Research and Development for Rastelli Foods in New Jersey.
This year’s theme Our Voices, Our Stories will be highlighted by an emotionally charged film testimonial by William Spratley, a passionate advocate for Women Against Abuse whose daughter, Ameya, was killed by her abusive boyfriend in 2010. William has made it his life purpose to raise Ameya’s three sons and to share her story to prevent this heartbreak from affecting more families.
Guests will also be able to send messages of encouragement to survivors of domestic violence through an interactive art display at the event and participate in a text to pledge campaign led by Honorary Chair and Healthcare Advocate Renee Amoore.
The 2018 Advocate of the Year, Joseph H. Tucker, Jr., will also be recognized. Founder and Managing Partner of Tucker Law Group, Tucker has been recognized by the PA Super Lawyers as one of the state’s top attorneys (2005-2016). He has received many awards including: The Support Center for Child Advocates’ 40 for 40 Friends Award; Spectrum Health Services’ 50 Community Gems Award; Temple University Alumni Association’s Impact Award and 6ABC’s African American Businessman Making a Difference in the Community Award. He is deeply committed to empowering women within his firm, who are represented at all levels of leadership.
Women Against Abuse, Inc., is one of the largest domestic violence service providers in the country, and serves approximately14,000 individuals in Philadelphia each year through emergency housing, legal services, hotline counseling, education and advocacy. Visit www.womenagainstabuse.org for information.