Music Feature

2011 Great Chefs Event

by James Boney
In support of Alex's Lemonade Stand, the Great Chefs Event brought together some of the country's finest chefs for a great cause.

This past Tuesday, June 14th, the sprawling Urban Outfitters campus at the Navy Yard hosted the 6th annual Great Chefs Event to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Established in 2000, the foundation had its humble beginnings when Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004) sought to raise funds for children with cancer.

Run by the Vetri Foundation, the Great Chefs Event managed to bring more than 40 of the country’s greatest chefs together in support of a great cause. Beyond the world-class cuisine provided to all those in attendance, the event offered some of the finest spirits from more than a dozen mixologists, wineries and breweries from around the world.


215 writer, James Boney with Top Chef contestant, and Chef de Cuisine of 10 Arts, Jennifer Carroll and Kenneth Wellar from Marcus & Millichap.


Iron Chef, Jose Garces


Marc Vetri speaking with the crowd.

Chef Katsuya Fukushima at Great Chefs Event, 6-14-11, Phila PA - Photo by A.D. Amorosi

Chef Katsuya Fukushima serving up spiced key-lime with a topping of cotton candy.    


Season 7 Top Chef winner, Kevin Sbraga, preparing scrapple rounds topped with a sunny side up egg.


The after-party was held at Marc Vetri's newest restaurant, Amis at 13th and Spruce street. 

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