Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Kahan in People's 100 Most Beautiful issue!

Paul Kahan (Photo: Battman Studios)

While we've been waiting with baited breath on whether Blackbird exec chef/owner Paul Kahan will snag a James Beard award for Outstanding Chef next week, he just surprised us all and scooped up yet another honor.

He's in the current People (2009's Top 100 Beautiful)—which is one of their top selling issues every year!

Read MenuPage's recent interview with the culinary king here.

Sneak peek party for Celebrity Chef Ball


They're already drumming up support for the annual Celebrity Chef Ball, the biggest event of the year for Meals on Wheels Chicago.

You won't find any chefs dancing under the disco ball, but they will be serving signature dishes, desserts and drinks at this party raising funds to support those in need. Last year saw the likes of super star chefs Bill Kim (Urban Belly), Takashi Yagihashi (Takashi), Paul Kahan (Blackbird) and David Burke (Primehouse). We're hoping for a repeat.

Tonight, Meals on Wheels Chicago hosts a sneak-peek party at Rockit Bar and Grill that will possibly let us know who's participating this year. The event includes cocktails and passed appetizers, and for those who buy a ticket for the Oct. 16 Chicago Celebrity Chef Ball at the door get in free. 6-8pm. $20 donation.