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Dish It Up, Philadelphia’s ONLY Female Chef Competition, returns for ninth year!

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Media Inquiries:

Kris Parsons, kris@parsons-pr.com 267.909.0038

Katie Young Wildes, kywildes@womenagainstabuse.org  267-295-5900

 

Women Against Abuse Announces Celebrity Judges and Chefs in Philadelphia’s Only Female Chef Competition

 

The 9th Annual Dish It Up Competition, Wednesday, March 29, 6-9pm at Vie, 600 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia

Press invited to “Purple Carpet” VIP reception starting at 5:15 pm

 

PHILADELPHIA (February 20, 2017) – Women Against Abuse, Inc., Philadelphia’s leading domestic violence agency, will host its 9th Annual Dish It Up on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. -­‐ 9:00 p.m. at Cescaphe Event Group’s VIE (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. The Emcee for the evening will be 6ABC’s Meteorologist and Women Against Abuse Honorary Council Member Melissa Magee.

 

The 9th Annual Dish It Up will feature unique creations from female chefs representing some of Philadelphia’s most well-known restaurants including: 

Kiki Aranita • Poi Dog Philly

Roz Bratt • Homemade Goodies by Roz

Lynn Buono • Feast Your Eyes Catering

Abigail Daha • Parc

Daniela D’Ambrosio • Whole Foods

Lauren Hooks • Vedge Restaurant Group’s Wiz Kid Café

Mary Lochary • The Rittenhouse Hotel

Lisa Lombo • Jones Restaurant

Caitlin Mateo • Red Owl Tavern

Meredith McLoughlin • Aneu Catering

Jessica Nolan • Little Bird Bakery

Toni & Chrissy Walton • Sweet T’s Bakery

 

Chefs preparing savory dishes will be competing for the coveted Purple Dish Award, chosen by a panel of noted judges, while participating pastry chefs will be competing for the Purple Cupcake Award – chosen by guests.

 

The panel of celebrity chefs, media personalities and food writers/bloggers choosing this  year’s Purple Dish Award include:

Michael Klein • Restaurant Columnist, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Chef Barbie Marshall • Partner, SOOP Catering, Finalist on Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen

Chef Roberta Pipito • Award winning chef; food, beer and wine connoisseur and blogger

Justin Rosenberg • Founder/CEO, Honeygrow Restaurants

Chef Rick Tarantino • QVC celebrity chef, media personality

Rick Williams • 6ABC News Anchor

 

This year, guests can again show their support by participating in the onsite “Text to Pledge” portion of the event. At that time, attendees will have the opportunity to donate to Women Against Abuse’s programs and initiatives utilizing a text-to-donate app in order to help sustain the organization’s life-saving programs. There will also be prizes for Best Purple Attire on the “purple” paparazzi carpet.

 

Sponsorships for the event are still available. To learn more about sponsorships or to purchase tickets, please visit www.womenagainstabuse.org/events/dish-it-up. Dish It Up has sold out in the past, so the public is encouraged to purchase tickets early. Donations can also be made on the Women Against Abuse website at www.womenagainstabuse.org/donate.

 

Sponsors as of 1/14/17 include: 6ABC, Cescaphe Event Group; Expert Events; Philadelphia Media Group of Philadelphia Inquirer/ Daily News/Philly.com; PWP Video Group, The Rally Beads, Stradley Ronon; Tucker Law Group.

Additionally: ASI Management, Bacardi USA, Cigna, Duane Morris, LLP, Haverford  Trust Company, Independence Foundation, Julie Mostov, JFS Wealth Advisors, Keystone First, Legacy Advistors, LLC. McLaughlin & Laureicella, P.C., Milton & Beatrice Wind Foundation; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP; Patrick Mundy; Sally & Edwin Rosenthol; Sheller Family Foundation; Tactix Real estate Advisors, LLC; Allen & Myra Woll

 

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

 

To schedule interviews with Women Against Abuse Executive Director & President Jeannine L. Lisitski, the featured chefs or celebrity judges in this year’s Dish It Up Event, please contact Kris Parsons at 267.909.0038 or at Kris@parsons-pr.com

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