Cooking for a Cause

Staff Writer
Events call on chefs to give back.

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0


In the spirit of charitable giving, chefs often use their skills and talents to support a cause they believe in. Currently, Food Network is harnessing the power and competitive drive of celebrity chefs to compete for charity on the new season of Chopped All-Stars. Meanwhile, Wellness in Schools is calling on food lovers to do their part by donating to their cause when they eat out. 

Wellness in the Schools (WITS) is a non-profit dedicated to providing public school kids with healthy food and educating them about balanced diets. From February 7th through 20th WITS is running a promotion called Eat for Kids where guests who dine at any of the more than 40 participating restaurants (including Del Posto, Fatty Cue, and Marc Forgione) throughout New York City will have a chance to donate. 

The popular Food Network competition show, Chopped, will return March 6th with a new spin, Chopped All-Stars. This season's winner will be rewarded with a $50,000 donation to their chosen charity. Throughout five-episode series a collection of Food Network Stars (like Anne Burrell and Duff Goldman), Chopped judges (like Geoffrey Zakarian and Amanda Freitag) and renowned chefs (Anita Lo and Jacques Torres) will compete. 

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