Inaugural Passport to Chicago Pleases Palates & Guests

More than 150 guests filled their plates Friday, May 16th in support of the CBF at the first annual Passport to Chicago at Kendall College. This inaugural event, co-chaired by Nancy Roberts Linder of Linder Legal Staffing and Bill Fitz Fitzgerald of Werner Printing, allowed guests to take a palate-pleasing tour of Chicago, through neighborhood-inspired dishes presented by members of the Kendall College Competition Club. These unique dishes were a perfect match for some of the region’s best beer, wine and spirits, supplied by Chicago’s Koval Distillery and Midwest Wine Selections.

The evening featured a rousing competition, with the guests serving as judges. Though the contest was close all the way to the finish, Dain Kim was deemed the evening’s top chef with his own take on Conchita Pibil, a traditional Mayan dish. Dain received a $1,000 scholarship from the CBF and appreciated the opportunity to be creative, competitive and take a dish in his own distinct direction.

Through the generosity of individual supporters and sponsoring organizations, the first annual Passport to Chicago raised over $17,000 to support our efforts to make the justice system more fair and efficient for everyone. Sign up for emails, or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter to stay informed about our wide range of special events.