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40th Anniversary Edition of Dish It Up

MEDIA ADVISORY

EVENT DATE: THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2016               

Media Contact:  Kathryn Roberson

215-863-1055 (c); 215-315-4399, X 701 (o)

kathryn.roberson@aecpartners.net

 

40th Anniversary Edition of Dish It Up – Philadelphia’s ONLY Female Chef Competition

****Cameras Welcome****

WHO: 

  • Maria Pajil Battle, formerly of AmeriHealth Caritas Partnership
  • Lorina Marshall Blake, President, Independence Blue Cross Foundation, and Vice President, Community Affairs, Independence Blue Cross
  • Host Melissa Magee, 6ABC Meteorologist
  • Competing Chefs: Julie Kline - Alla Spina, Meridith McLoughlin - Aneu Catering, Diana Anello - Bredenbeck’s Bakery, Bridget Foy - Bridget Foy’s, Lindsay McClain - Jamonera, Kate Oliver - Lacroix, Cinda Blake - Lil Miss Cupcakes, Rachel Klein - Ms. Rachel’s Pantry, Daniela D’Ambrosio - Pickled Heron, Kiki Aranita - Poi Dog, Mary Lockary - The Rittenhouse, Caitlin Mateo - Square 1682, Georgeann Leaming - Suppa, and Erin Shaffer - Whole Foods Market
  • Judges: Chef Brian Duffy – Bar Rescue, Alex Holley – Fox29, Mina “SayWhat” Llona – Power99, Roberta Pipito – Homemade Delish, Justin Rosenberg – Honeygrow, Chef Sylva Senat – Dos Tacos & Maison | 208

 

WHAT:          Women Against Abuse, Inc., Philadelphia’s leading domestic violence service provider and advocate, will host its 40th Anniversary Edition of Dish It Up. This event is Philadelphia’s ONLY female chef competition and attracts over 400 business leaders, tastemakers and foodies alike.

 

WHEN:          Thursday, April 7, 2016

                         Program:   6:45 PM to 7:30 PM, winners announced at 8:30 PM

 

WHERE:        World Café Live, 3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

 

WHY: Women Against Abuse, Inc. - one of the largest domestic violence programs in the country - serves more than 15,000 individuals in Philadelphia each year through emergency safe haven, transitional housing, legal services, hotline counseling, community education and advocacy. For more information, visit womenagainstabuse.org.

Quote for Publication: “Over the past 40 years, Women Against Abuse has made tremendous progress on behalf of survivors of domestic violence and their children. We’ve grown from a part-time hotline operating from the basement of a women’s center to Philadelphia’s leading comprehensive domestic violence service provider,” said Jeannine L. Lisitski, Executive Director & President. “In that time, we have created safety for tens of thousands of people. However, there is still much work to be done until families across our City can live in peaceful homes. We hope the community will support our life-saving work by attending Dish It Up!”

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Doreen Davis’ Story

Doreen Davis’ Story

Doreen Davis is a longtime supporter of Women Against Abuse who has used her expertise in traditional labor law to assist WAA for over two decades.

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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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Lucia’s Story

Lucia’s Story

Lucia* came to the WAA emergency shelter pregnant and with five children.

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Doug Schoenberg’s Story

Doug Schoenberg’s Story

Doug Schoenberg, Co-Founder and CEO of SofterWare, Inc., recently provided a challenge match through the Schoenberg Family Charitable Fund as an incentive to help Women Against Abuse gain new monthly donors.

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Renee’s Story

Renee’s Story

Renee Norris Jones experienced 7 years of domestic violence at a time when few resources existed to help victims escape 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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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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Alyssa’s Story

Alyssa’s Story

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Georgina O’Hara’s Story

Pro bono representation provided by local law firms makes a meaningful difference for the thousands of clients seeking help at our Legal Center.

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Amy’s Story

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“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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