ROSEMONT, Ill.-Six celebrity chefs, all winners of James Beard awards, will prepare their signature specialties for the 16th Annual Housewares Charity Foundation (HCF) Gala.
Participating will be Hugh Acheson of Five & Ten; Rick Bayless of Frontera Grill and Topolobampo; Sarah Grueneberg of Spiaggia; Emily Luchetti of Farallon and Waterbar; Maricel E. Presilla of Cucharamama, Zafra and Ultramarinos; and Jacques Torres of Jacques Torres Chocolates.
Honorees at the Gala will be Kathryn Bufano, president and chief merchandising officer of Belk; and Keith Jaffee of O2 Cool. Bufano will receive the Lifetime Humanitarian Award, and Jaffee will receive the Humanitarian of the Year Award.
The event will benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, HCF’s legacy charity. It will take place on March 4 at the Hilton Chicago.