Rosecrance Event Features Region's Best Chefs At 'Cooking Up Hope' Fundraiser In Naperville

Top Quote Silent auction features 'Hawks, Bulls tickets, vacation packages, jewelry. End Quote
  • Chicago, IL (1888PressRelease) September 18, 2014 - NAPERVILLE - A dozen great chefs and a local independent grocer have teamed up with The Rosecrance Foundation Chicago Board for a chef's tasting from noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 5, 2014, at Naperville Country Club, 25W570 Chicago Ave. Tickets are on sale now.

    Proceeds from the event will be used to establish a recovery residence for area students who attend colleges and universities in Chicago. The home will be the first of its kind in the city. Rosecrance is one of Illinois' leading providers of substance abuse treatment for teens and adults, offering the state's largest residential program for adolescents.

    This is the fifth year for Cooking Up Hope, which last year raised $100,000 for charitable projects of The Rosecrance Foundation. Each year, the Foundation provides more than $500,000 in charity care to families who do not have insurance or personal resources to pay for treatment.

    Restaurants and businesses participating in Cooking Up Hope are, in alphabetical order: Alchemy, Casey's Foods; Francesca's Restaurants, Heaven on Seven, Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus, Hyatt Regency Chicago, Kuma's Asian Bistro, Naperville Country Club, Nothing Bundt Cakes Naperville, Stan's Donuts & Coffee, SugarToad, Uncle Bub's BBQ and Yerbabuena Mexican Cuisine.

    Guests will have the opportunity to chat with the chefs as each one prepares a dish.

    The silent auction features a one-of-a-kind Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup jersey signed by MVP Patrick Kane. Other items up for bid are tickets to games for the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Blackhawks, as well as diamond earrings, vacation packages, artwork and tickets to cultural events.

    Cooking Up Hope was established in 2010 by the Rosecrance Foundation's Chicago Board, whose members live in the city and the suburbs.

    The organization offers services and free, confidential consultations at five satellite offices in the Chicago area. Those sites are in Naperville, Lincoln Park, Northbrook, Frankfort and Oak Park. Rosecrance also has two offices in McHenry County providing a full range of outpatient services for individuals with substance use and mental health disorders.

    Rosecrance frequently sponsors workshops and prevention and early intervention classes in the Chicago area. The majority of Rosecrance patients (more than 60 percent of adults and adolescents) come from DuPage, Will, Kankakee, McHenry, Lake, Kane and Cook counties.

    Tickets to "Cooking Up Hope" are $125. For tickets or more information, call Lynne Vass, 815.387.5602, email her at lvass ( @ ) rosecrance dot org or go to

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