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Food for Thought 2016 Benefiting ACHIEVEability at Urban Outfitters

Food for Thought, a fundraising event for ACHIEVEability will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 7-10:30 pm at Urban Outfitters, Inc. at The Navy Yard.

Food For Thought 2016

More than 600 people, including Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, will enjoy delicious food prepared by more than 25 top chefs and restaurants from the Greater Philadelphia area, unique auction items, games and live music. Food for Thought is a popular and unique food event attended by guests that include elected officials and corporate, civic and non-profit leaders.

The chefs and restaurants featured at Food for Thought 2016 include a mix of newcomers and popular returning chefs.

The following chefs will be serving delectable tasting portions of their signature dishes: Alfredo Aguilar, Las Cazuelas; Joey Baldino, Zeppoli, Lenny Bazemore, The Juice Merchant; Ryan Bloome, Terrain Garden Café; Scott Calhoun, Lo Spiedo; Eli Collins, Pub & Kitchen; Brad Daniels, Osteria; Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House; Dana Herbert,Desserts by Dana; Michael Jenkins, Garces Trading Company; Andrew Kochan & Tim Lanza, Marigold Kitchen; Josh Lawler, The Farm and Fisherman; Steve Linneman, URBN Shop 543; Little Baby’s Ice Cream; Ben Puchowitz, CHeU Noodle Bar and Bing Bing Dim Sum; Joshua Short, Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar; Lance Silverman, Sabrina’s Café; David Simms, Eatible Delights Catering; Stateside Urbancraft Vodka; Justin Swain, REX 1516; Tito’s Handmade Vodka; Marcie Turney, Barbuzzo and Bud & Marilyn’s; Weyerbacher Brewing Company; Peter Woolsey & Kenneth Bush, Bistrot La Minette; and Yards Brewing Company.

All proceeds support ACHIEVEability’s life-changing work. In 2015, Food for Thought raised more than $210,000 in gross revenue—totaling more than $1 million over the past five years the event has been held.

Top sponsors of the event include PECO; Urban Outfitters; The Lawson Family and The Higgins Group, Inc.; Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, PNC, and The Strouse Family; Pepper Hamilton LLP, Keith and Elaine Jones and Wells Fargo to name a few.

Tickets for the event are now on sale at http://www.achieveability.org/food-for-thought.html. Tickets are $200 for general admission, $350 for the VIP Experience and $100 for young friends, guests 35 and younger.

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