Stephanie Izard, Chris Pandel, and Paul Virant Host Meals on Wheels Celebrity Chef Ball

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Photo: courtesy of Meals on Wheels

Details were just released for the 23rd Annual Meals on Wheels Celebrity Chef Ball, which will take place on October 14 at the Macy's on State Street. The event raises money to help feed homebound elderly and individuals with disabilities. This year it will be hosted by three of the biggest chefs in town: Stephanie Izard, Chris Pandel, and Paul Virant. In addition, mixologists Charles Joly and Lynn House will also help out. If all of those individuals weren't enough of a reason to attend, how about 80 other Chicago chefs? We have the whole list below.

If you'd like to attend, you can purchase tickets here. You'll have two choices:

- Known as The Chef’s Table, the first event of the evening is a seated dining experience with live cooking and cocktail pairings by celebrated chefs and mixologists that takes place from 6 to 8 pm. Priced at $325 per ticket, The Chef’s Table provides guests with a more intimate dinner option.

- Priced at $125, the Chef’s Tasting Party takes place from 8 pm to 12:30 am as a reception-style ball. Attendees can savor countless chef tastings, premium cocktails, wine and beer, silent auction, casino gaming, an interactive photo station, a live band - Rock Candy, and Chef-DJ David Ochs from Girl and the Goat.

And, if you didn't believe us about the 80 chefs, check out the full list:

Host Chefs
· Stephanie Izard, Girl & the Goat
· Chris Pandel, The Bristol
· Paul Virant, VIE / Perennial Virant

Chefs
· Jimmy Bannos, Heaven on Seven
· Jimmy Bannos Jr., The Purple Pig
· Mark Bernard, Big Bowl
· Greg Biggers, Café des Architectes
· Valerie Bolon, Culinary Speakeasy
· Christine Cikowski & Josh Kulp, Sunday Dinner Club
· David Cooper & Victor Morenz, HB Home Bistro
· Luca Corazzina, 312 Chicago
· Chris Curren, Blue 13
· Tim & Elizabeth Dahl, Nostrana
· Jesse DeGuzman, Sunda New Asian
· Radhika Desai, English
· David DiGregorio, Osteria Via Stato
· Amanda Downing, Rockit Bar and Grill
· David Dworshack, Carnivale
· Patrick Fahy, Café des Architectes
· Paul Fehribach, Big Jones
· Dirk Flanigan, Henri / The Gage
· Jason French, Ned Ludd
· Michael Garbin, Union League Club of Chicago
· Hedy Goldsmith, Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink (Miami)
· Tim Goodell, 25 Degrees Chicago
· Tim Graham, Paris Club
· Katherine Greis & Lauren Robin, Panna Dolce
· Rick Gresh, David Burke’s Primehouse
· Koren Grieveson, Avec
· Jeffrey Hedin, Leopold
· Perry Hendrix, Custom House Tavern
· Roger Herring, Socca
· Bill Kim, Belly Shack/Urban Belly
· Edward Kim, Ruxbin Kitchen
· Gabriel Kolofon, Hoyt’s Chicago
· Sarah Kosikowski, Sixteen at Trump Tower Chicago
· Justin Large, Big Star
· Edward Lee, 610 Magnolia (Louisville)
· Sarah Levy & Rafael Ornelas, Sarah’s Pastries & Candies
· David Koelling, Senior Lifestyle Corporation
· Nicholas Lacasse, The Drawing Room
· Christopher Macchia, Coco Pazzo
· Michael McDonald, one sixtyblue
· John McLean, Burger Bar/ Sono Wood Fired
· Cory Morris, Mercat al a Planxa
· Mike Noll, Elate
· James O’Donnell, Michael Jordan’s Steak House Chicago
· Jessica Oloroso, Black Dog Gelato
· Nicole Pederson & Melissa Trimmer, C-House Restaurant
· Ryan Poli, Tavernita
· Tim Powles, Macy’s 111 Events
· Tony Priolo, Piccolo Sogno
· Michael Reidt, Area 31 (Miami)
· Amanda Rockman, The Bristol
· John des Rosiers, Inovasi
· Patty Rothman, More
· Yanitzin Sanchez, Sabor Saveur
· Patricio Sandoval, Mercadito Chicago
· Tim Scott, Macy’s
· Nathan Sears, VIE
· Patrick Sheerin, Signature Room at the 95th
· Derek Simcik, Atwood Café
· Dan Smith & Steve McDonagh, The Hearty Boys
· Todd Stein, The Florentine
· Allen Sternweiler, Butcher & the Burger
· Kristine Subido, WAVE
· Cary Taylor, The Southern
· Giuseppe Tentori, GT Fish & Oyster
· Heather Terhune, Sable Kitchen & Bar
· Chao Thapthimkuna, Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar
· Charles Thomas, StarFruit Café
· Jean Tippenhauer, Fred’s
· Dan Tucker, SUSHISAMBA Rio
· Jared Van Camp, Old Town Social
· Scott Walton, Markethouse
· Roger Waysok, South Water Kitchen
· Celeste Zeccola, Bittersweet Pastry Shop
· Andrew Zimmerman, Sepia
· Randy Zweiban, Province

Host Mixologists
· Charles Joly, The Drawing Room
· Lynn House, Blackbird

Mixologists
· Todd Appel, Piranha Bros.
· Brad Bolt, Bar DeVille
· Matty Eggleston, Perennial Virant
· Angie Jackson, Ultimate Elixirs
· Josh Pearson, Sepia
· Debbi Peek, The Bristol
· Mike Ryan, Sable Kitchen & Bar
· Adam Seger, Hum Spirits