Save the date for this awesome event! The 11th Annual ‘It’s Raining Cats & Dogs!’ takes place Friday night, October 21st, 2011 from 7:00 to 11:00 PM at the Palmer House Hilton, located at 17 East Monroe Street Chicago, Illinois. The event will be to benefit The Anti-Cruelty Society of Chicago and will help raise both funds and awareness for their cause.
Attendees will be able to enjoy amazing tasty treats from over 25 extraordinary Chicago-based chefs. There will also be live music from The Ron Harris Music Group. The Master of Ceremonies will be NBC’s own Andy Avalos, a true animal lover indeed!
Those attending will also be able to participate in the live auctions, the complimentary bars and more – and all will benefit the Society! The planned event will be exquisite! You would even be able to interact with furry residents of The Anti-Cruelty Society who are acting as the host committee.
Attendees of this event will be able to enjoy a fashion show from Panache Boutique, plus a wine pull and a $5,000 cash raffle. A portion of the live auction will raise funds for a new Humane Education van for The Anti-Cruelty Society worth $30,000.
The event is only possible because of the generosity of the great Society supporters and sponsors! This year the event is being sponsored by: Chopper Trading, Hill’s Science Diet, RCN Cable, CS Magazine and of course, NBC5.com! The event is the Society’s second largest annual fundraiser.
The cost of each ticket is $175 each if purchased in advance or $200 each if you purchase the ticket at the door. A table of four cost $700; table of eight was $1,400. If you or your company would like to purchase a table of eight as a corporate sponsorship, the cost for that table will be $2,000. For more information and to purchase tickets call the events office (312) 645-8006 or visit www.itsrainingcatsanddogs.org.
This wonderful event will celebrate The Anti-Cruelty Society’s Commitment to Caring Chicago. As you most likely know, The Anti-Cruelty Society is Chicago’s oldest and largest private animal welfare organization. They have spent years building a community of caring with their endeavors to help pets in Chicago-land while educating the people associated with those pets.
Some of the Chefs will be:
• Amanda Downing, Rockit Bar & Grill
• Katherine Duncan, Katherine Anne Confections
• Greg Elliot, Palmer House- The Lockwood
• Emilio Gervilla, Emilio’s Tapas
• James Gottwald, Rockit Bar & Grill
• Troy Graves, Montarra Grill and contributor to The Culinary Canine cookbook
• Rick Gresh, David Burke’s Primehouse
• Boris Kirzhner, Saloon Steakhouse
• Robyn Marfurt, Flight 1551
• Laura Martinez, Charlie Trotter
• Latrecia Moore, Eat Moore Cakes
• Ryan Pitts, RL Restaurant
• Mario Rizzotti, Iron Chef America Judge and Academia Barilla’s Culinary Specialist
• Mark Sparacino, PROSECCO
• Eddie Sweeney, Catch 35
• Randy Zweiban, Province Restaurant
For more general information, visit itsrainingcatsanddogs.orgor contact [email protected]