September 15, 2011– Common Threads’ culinary fundraising event raised $28,000 to benefit health and nutritional education programs in Chicago to low income youth and their families. Local chefs participated at Fulton’s on the River to create and serve their favorite cook-out themed dishes within four categories–in a glass, on a bun, in a shell, or on a stick. Guests sampled each dish and voted for the top in each category. The winning chefs of the night were: Chao Thapthimkuna of Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar for In a Glass; David Blonsky of Public House and Mike Bellovich of Hub51 for In a Shell; Sarah Grueneberg of Spiaggia for On a Bun; and Scott Halverson of Prasino for On a Stick.
Photos by Chuan Vo