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A great time was had by all at The Community Chest’s Second Annual

LeGourmet Event

What an Epicurean Journey it was!  Held at LeGourmet Factory in Englewood, a crowd of enthusiastic foodies filled the room, laughing and joking with friends and tasting the fabulous fare prepared by the chefs of LeGourmet Factory.

The evening began with a great mixology table where a renowned mixologist prepared colorful mixed drinks made from unique blends of tequila and other forms of alcohol.   Alongside the drinks was a beer pairing table, stocked with 6 different types of unique beers, paired with excellent snacks to maximize their flavor.

As crowds poured into the inner room they found a fabulous table of unique types of sliders with great dips to enhance their flavor.  Other delicious hors doeurves were passed throughout the crowd to hungry guests.

Midway through the evening, the Community Chest’s Board Chair, Dick Kennedy, welcomed the guests and asked them participate actively in the evening’s auction, the proceeds of which will go toward the allocations made to local nonprofits.   When the evening ended there were four groups of happy people, two that purchased a 4-course dinner for 10 at LeGourmet Factory and the other two who purchased a Lounge Party, also to be held at LeGourmet, for up to 18 guests.

It was a great evening, a perfect antidote to the chilly night and the midwinter blues. The Community Chest wants to thank the evening’s sponsors:  Kent Building Management, Cole Schotz Law Firm, PNC Bank, Connect One Bank, Lisette and Steve Duffy and Boozy Burbs.   Additional thanks go to Nick and Dena Prastos, owners of LeGourmet Factory, and Barbara Strauss, Tom Manolio, Jasmine Jaswal, Franci Steinberg, Melanie Simon and Amanda Rallo, all members of the Planning Committee.


Thank You  Le Gourmet 2015 Sponsors!

cnob logo  Cole Schotz

Kent Builders Lisette and Steve Duffy PNC Wealth Management









Sponsors are welcome for all Community Chest Events.

For those interested in becoming sponsors for future events please

 contact Shelly Wimpfheimer.


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