By Janice Neumann, Special to the Tribune
Orland Park is revving up for its Chef’s Auction, which raises money for breast cancer patients.
The event, in its 13th year, takes place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 and helps fund breast cancer research for the American Cancer Society.
But it’s also a fun evening, with lots of good food. The event includes tastings and auction packages from Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, Rock Bottom Brewery & Restaurant, Robert Morris University Institute of Culinary Arts, Great Harvest Bread Co., Bakers Square, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Mimi’s Cafe, Fox’s Orland Park, Papa Joe’s, Flavor Restaurant and Jenny’s Steak House.
The Orland Chateau, 14500 S. La Grange Road, donated its building for the event. Bloomingfields Florist has donated long-stem roses for cancer survivors at the event. There will be a live auction, as well as paintings by local artists Elizabeth Popp, Eryn Blaser and Dawn Poulakis. Each artist was assigned to one of the featured restaurants, and their pictures display the mood or ambience.
“The Chef’s Auction is a great event for a worthy cause, and it sells out every year,” said Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin in a press release. McLaughlin said the village had raised more than $150,000 over the years from the event. McLaughlin and his wife are donating a pink guitar autographed by blues legend Buddy Guy.
Tickets are $55 per person or $90 per couple. Only 350 tickets will be sold, and they are available at the Orland Park Recreation Department. More information is at 708-403-7275.