Posts tagged "Jesus Salguiero"

Common Threads Celebrates 10th Anniversary at World Festival 2013 with 65 Top Chefs

Top Chef Gail Simmons at VIP party with Small Threads
Common Threads celebrated its 7th annual World Festival and the 10th anniversary of this non-profit organization, an after school cooking program that hopes to get one million American kids moving away from fast food and toward healthy meals with their families by 2017.  It’s a lofty goal, but with the dedication and passion shown by... Read more »

City Porch's Grand Opening Brings Locals to Navy Pier (PICS!)

It was one of those perfect nights in Chicago that we wait all winter for.  Everyone was dressed in their best with smiles from ear to ear.  If you live here, you know what I’m talkin’ about.  And it was on this night, appropriately, that a new, chic soon-to-be hotspot opened on Navy Pier called... Read more »

Comedian Jeff Garlin Hosts Allium's Opening Night Party at Four Seasons

Host Vincent Anzalone with Erica Bethe Levin, Jessica Zweig and friend.
The recent Grand Opening party for the new Allium restaurant attracted an overflow crowd of Chicago’s top 600 foodies and fashionistas to the 7th floor of the Four Seasons recently.  Host for the night was funnyman Jeff Garlin (see our interview coming soon on Watch312!).  This American restaurant with a farm-to-table menu is by Chef... Read more »

RPM Italian Restaurant's Opening Night With Giuliana and Bill Rancic and the Melman's!

The proud partners of RPM Italian, Bill Rancic, RJ Melman, Molly Melman, Jerrod Melman and Giuliana Rancic.....
RPM Italian Restaurant, 52 W. Illinois, was THE place to be for the opening night party on Saturday, February 18th.  More than 500 friends, celebs and VIP’s crowded into this new  River North hotspot to congratulate the partners who included celebrity couple Giuliana and Bill Rancic, acclaimed Chef Doug Psaltis and restaurateurs RJ, Jerrod and... Read more »

Cake Boy Eric Lanlard is one Sweet Chef!

Chef Eric Lanlard (center) with hosts Jesus Salguiero (L) and Naushab Ahmed.
I’d never been to a “Disco Dessert Tea Dance” but who could ignore an invitation from hosts Jesus Salguiero, Chef Art Smith, Naushab Ahmed and Stephen Hamilton?  The party, at the Stephen Hamilton Studio on West Fulton,  introduced Brit Chef Eric Lanlard and his latest book, “Cake Boy“, to Chicago with a sweets spread the... Read more »

Common Threads' World Fest 2011 Begins with Black Tie Dinner at Elysian

The magnificent ballroom of the Elysian Hotel. Last Sunday night was the opening night Black Tie Dinner to kick off Common Threads’ Sixth Annual World Festival the following day at Soldier Field.  It was an intimate (100 guests), star-studded affair that included celebrity Chefs Marcus Samuelsson, Anita Lo, Michelle Bernstein, Nicole Pederson,Stephanie Prida and Ria’s... Read more »

Hearts-a-Bluhm Kick-Off Celebration Packs Neiman's (PICS!)

Artist Elliott From with Maggie Daley at Hearts-a-Bluhm Kick-Off Celebration. The Hearts-a-Bluhm Kick-Off Celebration Party at Neiman Marcus last week was packed to the brim on the 4th floor.  It was surprising because the event had been rescheduled due to the blizzard and, even on this night, the weather was horrible.  But this didn’t stop all of... Read more »

My Favorite Photo Memories of 2010

My Chicago Magazine feature was definitely a year’s highlight! The City of Big Shoulders had busy feet visiting the many fundraisers, cocktail parties, soirees, get-togethers, galas, launches, previews, openings, meet-and-greets, luncheons, dinners, events, fests and weddings that took place this year.  There were so many moments that will never be forgotten with friends that I... Read more »

Common Threads Premiere's "Paint Your Plate" Documentary at Gene Siskel Film Center

Documentary director/producer Charise Studesville, Jesus Salguiero, Linda Novick O’Keefe and Chef Art Smith. The Gene Siskel Film Center was packed recently with Common Threads friends and supporters to premiere their new documentary “Paint Your Plate.”  This hour long documentary showcased the importance of educating children about healthy eating and exposes today’s unfortunate but common realities:... Read more »

Chef Art Smith Cooks for the Dalai Lama!

Our own Chef Art Smith meets and cooks for the Dalai Lama in Toronto at The Canadian Tibetan Center. And fulfilled a life-long dream!  Acclaimed Chef Art Smith was invited by His Holiness The Dalai Lama to cook this past weekend in Toronto for his VIP guests at a luncheon hosted by The Canadian Tibetan... Read more »