Michelle Durpetti and Gene & Georgetti accept award at Chef Gala

Chicago Tribune (life & style) : Grand Chefs Gala benefits Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

February 11, 2015

Thank you Candace Jordan of Candid Candace for including Gene & Georgetti (and me!) in your recap of the Grand Chefs Gala benefitting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation! I was so honored to accept the Chicago Classic Lifetime Achievement award for Gene & Georgetti on behalf of my entire family.

The evening glittered with some of Chicago’s most talented chefs and restauranteurs and the food was out of this world!


Grand Chefs Gala benefits Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

FEBRUARY 10, 2015, 2:42 PM

The 18th annual Grand Chefs Gala honored the city’s culinary elite with Jean Banchet Awards for Culinary Excellence at a benefit for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at the Fairmont Chicago on Jan. 30. More than 900 guests attended the event that recognized the city’s top chefs, sommeliers, mixologists and restaurants with awards in multiple categories.

After a tasting reception that featured more than 30 chef stations, guests moved into the Imperial Ballroom for the awards program and a seated dinner. Emcees Ji Suk Yi (ABC-7) and Michael Muser (Grace Restaurant) introduced a video spotlighting local chefs and their personal journeys into the culinary world.

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