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Philadelphia: CHEFS’ FOR PAWS DINNER |

 Celebrity Chefs Showcase Culinary Talents for Annual Fundraiser Presented by David’s Bridal 


WHAT:         On June 25th,2012 starting at 6:00pm, the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society will host the culinary extravaganza of the year with the 8th Annual Chefs’ for PAWS dinner! Guests will wine and dine at the Union League of Philadelphia while they mingle with over 40 Nationally Renowned Chefs’, including Kevin Sbraga (Top Chef Winner), Jean-Marie Lacroix (Brûlée Catering), Guillermo Pernot (Cuba Libre), David Boyle (Davio’s), Matthew Levin (Square Peg), Douglas Rodriguez (Alma de Cuba), Chris Lee (Huntingdon Social),Mike Isabella (Graffiato) and Tom Pizzica (Food Network Star), for a great cause! Proceeds from this year’s event will support efforts to raise funds to open a second adoption center location, enabling PAWS to rescue an additional 1800+ animals annually.


                Experience a one-of-a-kind view inside some of the nation’s most prestigious kitchens as chefs from Philadelphia and beyond showcase their talents for twelve lucky guests in decorated pods throughout the Union League of Philadelphia! The evening will begin with a cocktail hour, featuring hors d’oeuvres from six area restaurants and live jazz music by recording artist Jessy Kyle.


Guests will then join their tables for a three-course gourmet dinner, presented by the selected chef, accompanied with wine pairings. The evening’s festivities come to a close with a dessert and cordial lounge where guests can meet all of the celebrity chefs and recounttheir culinary experiences.


"This is the most exciting event of the year! Food, wine, music and fundraising for a great cause. This is our biggest year ever with more than 50 restaurants participating and 500+ guests attending. The Chefs' Dinner funds our annualcapital campaign; this year with proceeds helping to open our second Adoption Center in the Northeast section of the city before the end of 2012. The additional location will directly benefit the homeless, surrendered and abandoned animals of Philadelphia by giving them an additional outlet to find their forever homes. The support of the chef community and our generous sponsors is humbling and greatly appreciated. As we say at PAWS, ‘They Won't Make It Without You.’ Thank you to everyone who makes this event and PAWS' mission possible,” said Dana Spain, Founder and President of PAWS.


This year’s sponsors for the silent auction will include: Boyds sportswear for men and women; Tiffany & Company, which will display a secret box game with a $3000 piece of jewelry hidden in one of the boxes at the event; Safian and Rudolph who will provide a $3000 diamond necklace as a raffle item; Robert Turner who generously donated a trip to Cabo for two (including airfare) with airport transportation courtesy of Carey Limousine and, a wine and liquor auction courtesy of Bernard Spain. 


Guests can join the “Chefs after Party,” from 10:00PM to 12:00AM with music by DJ Johnny Looch, sponsored by Holt’s Cigars.


WHERE:     The Union League of Philadelphia, 140 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102


WHEN:         Monday, June 25th, 2012 starting at 6:00pm

COST:         Individual ticket: $300 ($225 is tax-deductible). Seating assignments/chef pairings based on availability**Almost sold out!  Entire tables:  $5,000 ($4,100 is tax-deductible) and $10,000 ($8,200 is tax-deductible). Please contact Dana Spain at or 877-254-1982 ext. 3 to inquire about availability, confirm sponsorship and select your chef.

*A portion of each ticket/table purchase is tax deductible, and all proceeds will benefit PAWS, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.



Participating Chefs / Restaurants (3-Course Tables):

Philadelphia & New Jersey

* Jean-Marie Lacroix / Brûlée Catering (TABLE SOLD)

* Steve Calise / Harvest

* Rob Sidor / DiBruno’s (TABLE SOLD)

* Giancarlo Generosi & Chris Baulo / Scarduzio’s, AC (TABLE SOLD)

* Matt Zagorski / Hickory Lane (TABLE SOLD)

* Margaret Kuo / Margaret KuoRestaurants (TABLE SOLD)

* Kevin Sbraga / Sbraga  (TABLE SOLD)

* Edward W. Hancock / Smith & Wollensky

* David Hall / Joshua’s Catering (TABLE SOLD)

* Rich Landau / Vedge   (TABLE SOLD)

* Anne Moriarta / Seasons 52  (TABLE SOLD) 

* Louis Campanaro / Village Belle (TABLE SOLD) 

* Guillermo Pernot / Cuba Libre  (TABLE SOLD)

* Carlos Aparicio / Zavino Wine Bar Pizzeria  

* Chris Scarduzio / Table 31,Scarduzio’s (TABLE SOLD)

* Michael Schulson / Sampan   (TABLE SOLD)

* Penne (TABLE SOLD) 

* Nick Lauria / Union Trust  (TABLE SOLD)

* David Wiederholt/The Capital Grille (TABLE SOLD)

* Martin Hamann / 1862 at The Union League of Philadelphia (TABLE SOLD)

* Rosario Romano / Panorama   (TABLE SOLD)

* David Boyle / Davio’s (TABLE SOLD) 

* Sam Noh / Rouge (TABLE SOLD) 

* Jon Cichon / Lacroix (TABLE SOLD)

* Nicholas Cassidy / El Vez  (TABLE SOLD)

* Lee Styer/ Fond (TABLE SOLD) 

* Peter McAndrews / Modo Mio  (TABLE SOLD)

* Corey Baver & Lynn Rinaldi / Paradiso  (TABLE SOLD)

* Jason Cichonski / Ela  (TABLE SOLD) 

* Shola Olunloyo / Studio Kitchen  (TABLE SOLD)

* Regulo Reyes / Positano Coast & Michael Ferguson / Caffe Aldo Lamberti (TABLE SOLD)

Hiroyuki “Zama” Tanaka / Zama (TABLE SOLD)

* Matthew Levin / Square Peg (TABLE SOLD)

* Andrew Masciangelo/ Savona (TABLE SOLD)

* Nathan Volz / 10 Arts Bistro & Lounge by Eric Ripert 

* Andy Brown / Opa

* Edward Hancock / Smith and Wollensky

* Moon Krapugthong / Chabaa Thai Bistro and Harry Ige / Yanako


New York, Miami, DC

* Mike Isabella / Graffito, DC (TABLE SOLD)

* Christopher Lee / Huntingdon Social, NYC (TABLE SOLD) 

* Tom Pizzica / Chef on the Food Network (TABLE SOLD)

* Douglas Rodriguez / Alma De Cuba (TABLE SOLD)


Chef / Restaurant Sponsors (Cocktails and Dessert)

* Nick Devine / Triumph Brewery (Cocktails)

* Stuart Pellegrino / Delilah’s Gentlemen’s Club and Steakhouse (Cocktails)

* Richard Hebben / Hyatt at the Bellevue / XIX AmericanBrasserie (Cocktails)

* Brian Fidiam / Devil’s Alley (Cocktails)

* Darryl Harmon / Water Works Restaurant & Lounge (Cocktails)

* Artt Ward / Smokin’ Betty’s (Cocktails)

* Ed Castillo / The Prime Rib (Cocktails)

* DiBruno Brothers (Cocktails)

* BK Specialty Foods (Cocktails)

* Steve Calise/ Kildare’s (Cocktails)

* Sansom Street Oyster House (Cocktails)

* Ken Denier / Reserve Restaurant and Lounge

* Ellen Davis / Fruit Flowers (Desserts)

* Laurence Dobelle / Dol Cice’ Gelato Co. (Desserts)

* John Piper / Season’s 52 (Desserts)

* Scott Lean / Sweet Tooth (Desserts)

* Pretty Sweet Bakery (Desserts)

* Max Brenner Chocolates (Desserts)

* Dana Herbert / Food Network’s Next Great Baker (Desserts)

* Robert Bennett / Classic Cake (Desserts)


Food and Liquor Sponsors:

* BK Specialty Foods

* Nestle Waters (Aqua Panna and San Pellegrino)

* Gentleman Jack

* Grey Goose

* Bacardi

* Woodford Reserve

* Bombay Sapphire

* Sonoma Cutrer

* Korbel Champagne

* Chambord / Chambord Vodka

* Herradura Tequila

* Vita Coco


Entertainment and Media Sponsors:

* Philadelphia Style Magazine

* Hi Fi House

* Felicia Perretti Photography

* Philly Chit Chat

* Jessy Kyle, singer

* DJ Johnny Looch

* Holt’s Cigars


Table Décor Sponsors:

* The Planning Factory

* Lamsback Floral Decorators

* Campbell Studios

* Event FX

* Flowers & Co.

* Marguerite Rodgers

* DAS Architects

* Space by Spielman

* Kremp Florist

* Brett Webber Design

* CDA and I Architects

* Buell Kratzer Powell

* One Degree Hospitality

* Sullivan Owen


* Melanie Piltch, architect

* Stokes Architecture

* Bahdeebahdu



Presenting Sponsor:

*David’s Bridal


Furry Friend Sponsors:

*Bernard and Joan Spain Family Foundation

*Dana Spain

*Arthur Wolk

*Veronica Katz


Good Dog Sponsors:

*Murray & Ann Spain

*Roscommon International

*Community Veterinary Partners

*The Great Britains Land Rover / Jaguar

*Insurance Administrators of America

*Barbara Brown and John Ruttenberg

*Carolyn Saligman, Ph.D.

*Reed Smith

*Barbara and Ed Omert

*Sabrina and Steve Thorne


*Fox, Rothschild, LLP

*Neiman Marcus

*Linda and Tom Knox

*Dr. Al Pizzica

*Spector Gadon and 806 Real Estate Opportunity Fund

*Residences at The Ritz Carlton

*IronStone Strategic CapitalPartners


*Constance and Alan Buerger

*Calabrese Group


For scenes from last year’s event, visit:


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