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40th Anniversary Edition of Dish It Up

MEDIA ADVISORY

EVENT DATE: THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2016               

Media Contact:  Kathryn Roberson

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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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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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Lonnie & Jordan’s Story

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Overbrook Presbyterian’s Story

Overbrook Presbyterian’s Story

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Doug Schoenberg’s Story

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