Posts tagged "Linda Novick O'Keefe"

A dual celebration for Chef Art Smith's new Blue Door Kitchen & Garden and Common Threads

Chef Art Smith and Linda Novick O'Keefe, Common Threads founding CEO, at celebration luncheon at Blue Door Kitchen & Garden
It was a celebration, both for Chef Art Smith’s new Blue Door Kitchen & Garden and for Common Threads, his 13 year-old non-profit that educates kids on making better food choices. The private luncheon was held in the beautifully appointed upstairs dining room for longtime supporters of the organization as a way to introduce them... Read more »

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 »

Meet the Ladies! TCW Magazine's "100 Women Making a Difference" Party

TCW Magazine‘s latest issue features “100 Women Making a Difference.”   This idea was begun in 1988 and ran annually for 14 years.  The criteria used in the selection process was that the women were making an impact on their profession, the community or in the volunteer sector.  Publisher Sherren Leigh said, “Narrowing the selection... 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 »

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 »