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A Visit with Sunny

A Visit with Sunny Sunny is as cheerful as her name.  She was born after weeks of rain, just as the sun was begining to shine,  so it seemed only natural for her mom to name her Sunny.  "Of course, when you're 1 of 14 children, you have to get creative about names,” says Sunny. [...]

MEALS ON WHEELS CHICAGO’S CHEF COUNCIL ANNOUNCES CHEF AWARD

MEALS ON WHEELS CHICAGO’S CHEF COUNCIL ANNOUNCES CHEF AWARD 1st Annual Chef Council Legacy Award to be presented to Chef David Koelling at 30th Anniversary Celebrity Chef Ball (CHICAGO; October 15, 2018)— Meals on Wheels Chicago (MOWC) Chef Council will present the 1st Annual Chef Legacy Award to local Chef David Koelling for his dedicated and [...]

Introducing MOWC’s Chef Council

Chefs Van Lente, Priolo, Morris, Enyart, and Osaka. (Not pictured: Chef McCaskey) Introducing MOWC’s Chef Council Meals on Wheels Chicago would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the talented chefs of the inaugural Meals on Wheels Chicago’s Chef Council. By the leadership from the Chef’s Council, we seek to elevate the Celebrity [...]

Julie Chernoff and the Power of Food

Julie Chernoff and the Power of Food As part of our ongoing 30 people for 30 years series, Meals on Wheels Chicago recently sat down to speak with Julie Chernoff, Dining Editor of Make It Better Media. “I really learned to cook from my grandmother, not only to prepare traditional Eastern European Jewish dishes, but [...]

Paul Virant – Food heals and sustains us

Paul speaking at MOWC fundraiser in Hinsdale hosted by chair Veeral Sheth. Photo: Kyle Flubacker Photography Paul Virant - Food heals and sustains us Paul Virant is Executive Chef of Vie Restaurant in Western Springs. Paul’s accolades include 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2011 finalist nominations for the James Beard Foundation Award’s Best Chef: [...]

Amy Dordek Dolinsky – 30 Faces of Meals on Wheels Chicago Series

Amy Dordek Dolinsky - 30 Faces of Meals on Wheels Chicago Series Amy Dordek Dolinsky is the Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer for Growth Play – A firm that is rooted in the revolutionary idea that authentic relationships are the foundation for sustained results. As past chair of the Board of Directors of Meals on [...]

Alpana Singh – Honorary Chair, Celebrity Chef Ball 2018

Alpana Singh - Honorary Chair, Celebrity Chef Ball 2018 Meals on Wheels Chicago is excited to announce that Alpana Singh of Check, Please!, will serve as honorary chair and celebrity MC for our 30th Anniversary Celebrity Chef Ball on Friday, November 9th at Morgan Manufacturing. Born and raised in Monterey, California, Alpana Singh’s strong work ethic and [...]

Meet Harriet – 30 Faces of Meals on Wheels Chicago

Harriet & her son Doug Meet Harriet - 30 Faces of Meals on Wheels Chicago Harriet's family is a steel family. Many of her kin worked for the steel mills in southeastern Chicago, and they commit to their faith, their family, and the value of hard work with steely resolve. Harriet is 97 [...]

Jimmy Bannos – No Introduction Needed!

Jimmy Bannos - No Introduction Needed! Jimmy Bannos - of Heaven on Seven renown - has been a regular at the Meals on Wheels Chicago's Celebrity Chef Ball from almost the beginning. “It has to be at least 28 years now.  Christian De Vos recruited me and I’ve been a regular ever since.  He didn’t [...]

Meet Tom Van Lente – Celebrity Chef, plus a recipe!

Celebrity Chef Tom Van Lente Meet Tom Van Lente - Celebrity Chef, plus a recipe! Tom Van Lente is the Chef/Owner of TVL Culinary.  He has cooked at many of Chicago’s finest restaurants and was recognized as a “Rising Star Chef” by The James Beard Foundation, and as one of “30 Chefs in [...]