Welcome to Celebrate Community! It’s my new online column dedicated to the great work being done in our community. Each month you’ll hear about upcoming charity events, why you should support them, and then a re-cap and photos from a few I’ve attended. Now, let’s take a look at a couple events that happened last month:
Chef’s Dinner to Benefit the Cookie Cart
November 7, 2010 – Art Institute International
Why: To enjoy a delicious dinner including squash soup and braised oxtail prepared by chef instructors and culinary students at AII under the direction of Chef Pat. Attendees came to support and learn about The Cookie Cart and its youth programs.
More Info: cookiecart.org, 612-521-0855
Urban Cocktail Party Keep Your Eye on the Ball
November 6th, 2010 – Target Field
Why: The fourth annual Urban Cocktail Party has been held at a different venue each year to raise funds for the Phillips Eye Institute Foundation. This year’s event was at Target Field on the second level, which lends itself to great food booths where chefs were carving turkey and beef, making sushi, and serving other delicious foods plus signature drinks.
More Info: phillipseyeinstitute.com