Great Chef's Event t benefit Alex's Lemonade Stand

The Great Chefs Event is an annual fundraising event that started in 2006 with Philadelphia’s greatest chefs coming together to support Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation in the fight against childhood cancer. The 2011 Great Chefs Event sees the addition of more international great chefs – all to support Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research and the Vetri Foundation for Children.

TableArt was proud to provide brilliant yellow flowers to support this fantastic foodie event held at the Urban Outfitters Headquarters in the Navy Yard. 40 top chefs and dozens of mixologists, wineries, and breweries from around the world provided amazing, innovative tastes and delights.

Fear No Ice sculpture for Alex's Lemonade Stand

This magnificent ice sculpture created by Fear No Ice dazzled everyone at the entrance.

Each chef had a station to present individual tastings. We were amazed at the creative diversity and innovative combinations of textures and flavors.

Guapos Tacos - Joe Garces taco truck at Great Chefs Event 2011After we finished setting up flowers, we were greeted by Chef Jose Garces’s Guapo’s Taco Truck. Chef Garces graciously donated free lunch to all the volunteers. Kyra was hoping to meet Chef Garces.

Guapo’s Taco Truck serves eight varieties of Chef Garces’ popular tacos along with guacamole, tamales, quesadillas, and other Mexican treats and is available to come to any event!

Great Chefs Event 2011

Over 1,200 people attended this fantastic event!

Robert Aikens from The Dandelion of Starr Restaurants

Chef Robert Aikens, the executive chef from The Dandelion
served a delicious smoked salmon mouse on a crostini.

Chef Jose Garces of the Garces Restaurant Group

Look! Krya got to meet her favorite Philly chef Jose Garces of the Garces Restaurant Group. This images was quickly posted on her facebook page. Gotta love the power of social media.

Yellow was everywhere. Even the interiors of these quail eggs were bright yellow!

Chef Katsuya Fukushima of Traveling Chef

Chef Katsuya Fukushima of Traveling Chef is known for turning out inventive and unconventional cuisine. He superseded expectations with his creation of  “lemonade” scallops with thai flavors topped with lemonade cotton candy.

Katsuya Fukushima and Jose Garces had quite the battle on Iron Chef.
It was amazing to be around such incredible talent all in one room.

Chef Rocco Whalen from the Rocky River Wine Bar

Chef Rocco Whalen  from the Rocky River Wine Bar offered “Cleveland Nachos”.
The potatoes were thinly sliced by running them through a press powered by a hand drill.
The potatoes were deep fried and topped with a cream sauce and bacon.

Paolo Frosio and Christina Hadlow

Ok…so we generally don’t go to the events we participate in but
it was a blast to go and meet all of these amazing, talented chefs.

Marnie Cullen At the Great Chef's Event 2011

Jamie wasn’t sure of this chocolate filo dessert …It turned out to be one of our favorites.

After all those tastes and delights, a warm cup of cappacino from the La Columbe truck parked in the hallway of The Urban Outfitters headquarters was a perfect way to end the evening.

Vetri Foundation for Children

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