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Autism Speaks Chef Gala Sponsor
Posted: July 16, 2014

Xact Spec Industries is proud to be a sponsor to this amazing event for autism.  This is for a great cause and with the participation of some of Cleveland's finest chefs, hosted by Michael Symon, cooking their signature dishes, this is sure to be a great culinary event.  For more information about this event and autisim, go to;

http://communities.autismspeaks.org/site/c.ihLPK1PDLoF/b.8642769/k.1D55/2013_Cleveland_Chefs_Gala.htm

 

** Release From:  Laura Hoffman
                             Autism Speaks
                             216.524.2842
                             laura.hoffman@autismspeaks.org

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CLEVELAND AUTISM SPEAKS CHEF GALA HOSTED BY CELEBRITY IRON CHEF
MICHAEL SYMON AND SPECIAL GUEST MARIO BATALI

WHAT:  Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, presents the Cleveland Chef Gala.  Hosted by The Chew's Chef Michael Symon, this unique, large-scale culinary extravaganza features twenty of Cleveland's finest chefs cooking their signature dishes to help raise funds and awareness for families and individuals impacted by autism.  The evening will also include special guest Mario Batali who will join Symon on-stage for an interactive dinner proparation.

WHO:  Michael Symon and Mario Batali
Tim Bando - Grove Hill
Jonathan Bennett - Moxie, Red
Derek Clayton - Michael Symon Resturants
Britt-Mari Horrocks Culey - Coquette Patisserie
Brian Doyle - Sow Food & Beachland Ballroom
Brandt Evans - Pura Vida, Blue Canyon
Anna Harouvis - Anna in the Raw
Chris Hodgson - Hodges, Cibreo, Driftwood Catering, Bin 216
Jeff Jarrett - AMP 150
Douglas Katz - fire, The Katz Club Diner, Provenance
Tim Monsman - Market District
Matt Mytro - flour
Fabio Salerno - Lago & Gusto
Jonathon Sawyer - Greenhouse Tavern, NoodleCat, & Trentina
John Selick - University Hospitals - Ahuja Medical Center
Karen Small - Flying Fig
Dion Tsevdos - Cheese Shop, Urban Herbs, & Classic Seafood
Jill Vedaa - Rockefellers
Rocco Whalen - Farenheit, Rosie & Rocco's Tacos
Eric Williams - Momocho, El Carcinero

WHERE:  Cleveland Museum of Art
                11150 East Boulevard, Cleveland

WHEN:  Saturday, August 9, 2014
                 ∙  6:30 p.m. Media check-in and doors open to general attendees
                 ∙  6:30 - 8:15 pm - Cocktail Reception and Cleveland Chef Tasting
                 ∙  8:30 - 10 pm - Interactive Dinner Preparation by Michael Symon and Mario Bartali

DETAILS:  The evening begins with a silent auction followed by a culinary tasting prepared by Cleveland's most renowned chefs.  Guests will be entertained as Michael Symon and Mario Batali prepare dinner live on-stage where guests will be able to bid for a chance to sit on stage with the Iron Chefs through live auction.  Sponsors receive a sit-down version of the meal while ticket purchasers will receive small plates.  Other live auction packages featuring exclusive packages and other unique items will also be offered.

Tickets to the tasting portion of the Cleveland Chef Gala begin at $200 per person.  For more information, visit http://events.autismspeaks.org/clevelandchefgala

CONTACT:  For interview and photo requests, please contact Laura Hoffman at 216.524.2842 or via email at laura.hoffman@autismspeaks.org.