ITW Food Equipment Group has partnered with Chicago-based non-profit Culinary Care to help bring food to cancer patients.
The partnership will see the introduction of a James Beard room at this year’s Gourmand Gala, a fundraising event for cancer patients.
The event will take place at The Chicago History Museum on October 17, and guests will have the chance to sample bites from chefs and mixologists including Thai Dang, Erling Wu-Bower, Zachary Engel, Gene Kato, Jenner Tomaska, Lost Lake and more.
Todd Blair, director of brand marketing at ITW Food Equipment Group, said: “ITW Food Equipment Group strongly believes that food brings people together, and that the relationships we share over a meal inspires us to be the best versions of ourselves.
“Culinary Care truly exemplifies this belief. We are so proud to play a role in the incredible work this organization is doing to support cancer patients.”
Courtney White, Culinary Care’s president & founder, added: “Through our program, we bring our patients much more than a meal.
“Talented chefs, like those who have been nominated for or won a James Beard award, have a unique ability to evoke emotions through the food they create.
“We are so grateful to have a dedicated partner in ITW Food Equipment Group to help bring event attendees closer to the joy, comfort, and connection received by the patients we serve.
2019’s Gourmand Gala will also be the launch of Culinary Care’s 100,000 meal initiative, which aims to fill 100,000 plates with free meals by 2023, the organizations 10-year anniversary.
All proceeds from the event directly support Culinary Care’s mission to help cancer patients live happier and healthier lives through food.