BENTON HARBOR, Mich., June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Luxury appliance maker Jenn-Air will join CS magazine and top Chicago chefs to present Chefs Table, a gala event that raises funds for the Chicago chapter of Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA). Those attending this culinary event, taking place on July 11 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, will have the opportunity to enjoy signature dishes from ten of the area's most celebrated chefs, specialty cocktails and wine, and breathtaking views of the Chicago skyline.
The event will be held at the Reid Murdock Penthouse, located at 325 North Lasalle Street. Ticket prices are $150 per person, with 100% of all monies raised benefiting DIFFA/Chicago, a non-profit fundraising foundation that distributes funds to Chicago-area HIV/AIDS agencies. The evening will also feature several unique auction items, including $25,000 worth of Jenn-Air appliances.
Guests may also purchase tickets for an exclusive "Chocolate and Wine Afterglow" with the First Couple of Chocolate, Jacques and Hasty Torres from 8:30PM-9:30PM. Attendees will enjoy a post-party tasting of chocolate and dessert wines, along with a fun and informative chocolate tutorial. Each attendee will receive a signed copy of Jacques Torres' hardcover book "A Year in Chocolate: 80 Recipes for Holidays and Special Occasions" as well as a special gift from Jacques and Hasty.
"This event has become an annual favorite in the Chicago area, offering foodies an opportunity to experience an incredible evening of tastings while supporting a worthy cause," notes Juliet Johnson, manager of brand experience for Jenn-Air. "We're proud to return as a sponsor and look forward to this year's event."
Chefs scheduled to attend this year's event include Frederico Comaccio of Coco Pazzo, Jacques Torres of Jacques Torres Chocolates, Jared Van Camp of Nellcote, Jess DeGuzman of Sunda, Mindy Segal of Hot Chocolate, Thai Dang of Embeya, and many more.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.diffachicago.org/chefstable/.
Since the introduction of the first self-ventilated cooktop in 1961 and downdraft ventilated range in 1965, Jenn-Air brand has consistently grown its reputation as a technology and design innovator. Its selection of style options includes two distinct stainless steel collections and a cutting-edge Floating Glass finish in black or white. From downdraft cooktops, wall ovens and professional style ranges to dishwashers, refrigerators and such entertaining essentials as warming drawers, built-in ice machines and wine cellars, Jenn-Air brand offers a complete line of major kitchen appliances. To learn more about the Jenn-Air® appliance collection, or speak with a member of the concierge team, please visit jennair.com, twitter.com/jennairusa or facebook.com/jennair.
DIFFA/Chicago (The Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) is a not-for-profit fundraising and grant making foundation that distributes funds to Chicago area HIV/AIDS service agencies that provide direct service, preventative education and outreach to people who are HIV positive, living with AIDS or at risk for infection. Founded in 1984, DIFFA has granted more than $38 million to hundreds of community-based organizations.