Posts tagged "Rochelle Trotter"

Service Club celebrates 125th anniversary at "Versailles" inspired gala

Jeff and Tina Weller, Jim and Mary Lasky and Shauna and Barry
The Service Club of Chicago celebrated its 125th anniversary in grand style at a gala at the Four Seasons on November 6 that was inspired by its historic past. The “Anniversary Ball” began with a reception where guests shopped an extensive silent auction before dinner in the ballroom. There, decor by Kehoe Designs set the... Read more »

Chef Charlie Trotter exhibit displays rare culinary artifacts at City Gallery

Chef Charlie Trotter was one of a kind.  His accomplishments are too numerous to mention, but a new exhibit at City Gallery (806 N. Michigan Ave.) will share some insights into his greatness. Culinary fans will feast in delight at the exhibition Charlie Trotter: Chef, Artist, Thinker presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs... Read more »

On birthdays and friendships

Celebrating with May birthday girlfriends at a party hosted by Kristina McGrath.
May 26 was my birthday, but I plan on celebrating all month long.  I can’t figure out why some people don’t enjoy these special days, like my husband.  As long as I can remember, I’ve loved, loved, loved celebrating birthdays–not just my own (although this is quite enjoyable), but anyone’s.  I’d even celebrate a birthday... Read more »
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Service Club of Chicago Spring Luncheon "blooms" at the Ritz

Mary Lasky and Frances Renk.
The Service Club of Chicago hosted its annual Spring Luncheon with many ladies donning colorful and whimsical chapeaux for an afternoon at the Ritz on May 18. Nearly 300 guests turned out for this annual fundraiser for one of the oldest charitable organizations in Chicago, founded in 1890. Co-chaired by members Kristina McGrath and Susan... Read more »

James Beard Foundation Awards 2015: My hits and misses

DJ Megan Taylor rocked the beat at the gala.
I’m no foodie, but I do love a good party, so I was really excited to attend the James Beard Foundation Awards, dubbed the “Oscars of the culinary world.”   As we approached the venue (the Civic Opera House),  we knew it was a “happening” just judging by the enormity of the traffic on a Monday... Read more »

Stars of the culinary world toast Chef Charlie Trotter at tribute (VIDEO!)

Chefs toast Charlie Trotter's legacy at Venue One.
More than a dozen celebrity chefs from across the country came together for one special night in Chicago to honor the life and legacy of renowned Chef Charlie Trotter.   “A Toast to Charlie Trotter” benefited the Charlie Trotter Culinary Education Foundation (CTCEF) founded by the late chef in 1999.  Chef Emeril Lagasse served as emcee... Read more »
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A Toast to Charlie Trotter: Emeril Lagasse will host a chef-filled tribute in Chicago on November 5

A Toast to Charlie Trotter: Emeril Lagasse will host a chef-filled tribute in Chicago on November 5
Charlie Trotter’s Culinary Education Foundation (CTCEF) will host an inaugural benefit, “A Toast to Charlie Trotter” on Wednesday, November 5.  The celebration to honor the late Chef Charlie Trotter, will be hosted by celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse with honorary co-chair Mayor Rahm Emanuel at Venue One, 1034 W Randolph Street. Chefs and other culinary figures... Read more »

Chef Charlie Trotter's Touching Memorial Service

Chef Charlie Trotter's Touching Memorial Service
It was one of the most beautiful services I’ve ever attended.  The Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago was filled to bursting for Chef Charlie Trotter’s memorial service, every pew was filled as well as the balcony.  Chairs had to be added to the edges for the overflow crowd for this tribute that was open to... Read more »

Jennifer Hudson Performs at Qatar Airways Gala to Celebrate its Inaugural Service to Chicago

Dr. Joaquin Brieva, Jennifer Sutton and Greg Hyder with friends.
The first direct route from Chicago to Doha, the capital city of the state of Qatar, opened for business on April 10th.  On April 11th Qatar Airways celebrated with a blow-out party for 580 guests at the Field Museum featuring Grammy and Academy Award winning artist Jennifer Hudson as the evening’s entertainment. The event began... Read more »
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TCW Magazine's A-List: 60 Chicagoans of Style

TCW Magazine's A-List:  60 Chicagoans of Style
TCW Mag:  “These women and men about town are fashion standouts They’ve got the look. Impeccably attired, perpetually polished and with an uncanny sense of personal style, these women and men about town are fashion standouts. They turn heads, and for all the right reasons. Click below to see who made TCW’s list of Chicago’s... Read more »