The Weather Would Have Been Perfect

The Weather Would Have Been Perfect October 9, 2020: Every year for over three decades Meals on Wheels Chicago worked with our generous partners in the hospitality industry to throw a one-of-a-kind culinary event that raised much needed funds for our home meal delivery program. Celebrity Chef Ball is one of Chicago’s [...]

Celebrity Chef Ball 2020 – Cancelled

Celebrity Chef Ball 2020 is Cancelled July 14, 2020: Meals on Wheels Chicago made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Celebrity Chef Ball (CCB). We are saddened that for the first time in 31 years this incredible event that provides financial support for our mission will not take place. We are also keenly [...]

Meet Chef Brian Enyart

Meet Chef Brian Enyart Brian Enyart is chef and co-owner of Dos Urban Cantina in Logan Square, and one of the founding members of Meals on Wheels Chicago's Chef Council.  DOS is the partnership of husband and wife chef team Brian Enyart and Jennifer Jones Enyart. The couple met while working under master chefs Rick [...]

2018 Celebrity Chefs Ball VIP Mixologists

2018 Celebrity Chefs Ball VIP Mixologists Melissa Guadalupe, Arbella Chicago Josh Relkin, The Kimpton Gray Hotel Ariel Neal, Causing A Stir Alexis Brown, Causing A Stir Keena McCoy, Grand Central Bar Tommy Lansaw, Wood Chicago Lov Carpenter, Blue Plate Catering Fati Bee, Good Measure Amit Gilad, Baptiste & Bottle Scott Stroemer, Pacific Standard Time Lisa [...]

Win Chef Comacchio

Win Chef Comacchio Italian-born Federico Comacchio became the executive chef at Coco Pazzo in 2012, which was the same year he participated in his first Celebrity Chef Ball. “Coco Pazzo has a long relationship with Meals on Wheels Chicago, so it made sense for me to volunteer at the Celebrity Chef Ball. Once I did, [...]

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 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 [...]

2018 Celebrity Chefs & Restaurants

2018 Celebrity Chefs & Restaurants Ryan McCaskey, Acadia Chris Gawronski, Acanto & The Gage Ryan Blair, Ada Street Justin Carlisle, Ardent (Milwaukee) Saul Roman, Artango Bar & Steakhouse Perry Hendrix, avec Ian Davis, Band of Bohemia Bryan Marinucci, Bar Ida Katsuji Tanabe, Barrio Tim Coonan, Big Shoulders Coffee Julie Warpinski, Big Star Jonathon Zaragoza, Birrieria Zaragoza [...]

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: [...]