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The Illinois Restaurant Association celebrates 102 years with an evening full of entertainment and endless bites from some of Chicago’s most renowned restaurants. Chef’s Table: Restaurateurs for Education presented by Burrito Beach and Sysco will be held Friday, November 4, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at Morgan MFG (401 North Morgan).

The 39th annual gala honors Chicago’s exceptional food service industry. Attendees will enjoy signature dishes from the city’s top restaurants alongside hundreds of foodservice professionals, all to benefit students who dream of pursuing a career in the hospitality industry.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Scholarship Initiative and statewide ProStart® program. The mission of the Educational Foundation is to build the state’s hospitality workforce through career exploration, development programs, and scholarships. Since its inception, over $2.6 million in scholarships have been awarded.

The cost to attend is $250 per person, and tickets may be purchased at The IRAEF is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. $150 of each ticket is deductible as a charitable donation.


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