Hundreds enjoyed food, festivities at 13th annual Great Chefs Event

Great Chefs Event Philadelphia has raised over $800,000 since it began back in 2005.

Dan Wing
June 09, 2018 - 5:36 pm

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- More than 40 of the country's best chefs joined up with some local breweries and wineries for the 13th Annual Great Chefs Event Philadelphia. 

This year's annual event which switched up it's format this year to make Saturday afternoon's party at the Philadelphia Navy Yard a little more family-friendly. 

By starting in the evening, the Great Chefs Event gave guests the opportunity to bring their children as they sampled food, wine, beer and more.

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All proceeds from the event benefit Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation to battle childhood cancer. 

Lisa of Springfield was there with her husband, and says she couldn't have asked for a better day.

"The weather is fantastic, the food is absolutely phenomenal, it's a fantastic cause, the silent auction items are very fun," she said. "So it's been great so far."

One of the superstar chefs taking part was Michael Cimarusti of Pennington, NJ, who now runs Providence, a staple of LA's food scene. 

Cimarusti says Alex's Lemonade Stand is the only charity that moves him to take part in events like this.

"I just feel so strongly about what Liz and Scott have put together," he said. "It just feels like the right thing to do year after year."

Since it's inception in 2005, The Great Chefs Event Philadelphia has raised more than $800,000 for charity.