Chef Dean Zanella Has Supported Local For A Very Long Time, Now Let’s Support Him!

March 17, 2014 at 12:47 pm

Chief Beet Rob Gardner pointed out in conversation that Chef Dean Zanella has supported the local food community and farmers for a very long time, from his 10 year time at the helm of 312 Chicago, to Aldino’s, to Rhapsody and now to Firehouse Chicago.

Chicago Eater reported the news here:

Chef Dean Zanella was struck by tragedy. Not long after he took over the kitchen at Chicago Firehouse, Zanella’s wife passed away from childbirth complications after giving birth to twin daughters.

A fundraiser is now set up. Benefit events, including a dinner at HotChocolate and an afterparty at Big Star on March 31, are on the docket. Notable chefs, including Bill Kim, Giuseppe Tentori, Takashi Yagihashi, Mindy Segal, and more are scheduled to cook. Call HotChocolate for details and reservations.
· Friends set up a benefit for a widowed Chicago chef and his newborn twins [Reader]
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So let’s support Chef Zanella in whatever way we can!!