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Join us as we feature gourmet chocolates from Chef Omar Martinez of Dessert Concepts, In a very special wine and chocolate tasting in support of The Primo Center For Women and Children. Learn about volunteer opportunities and meet staff members. Enjoy the brillance of the art that adorns the Phoenix gallery. A social awareness event for everyone.
The evening will also feature a very special VIP "blindfolded" food tasting for couples.
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About our Designated Charity : The Primo Center
The Primo Center is a twenty-two bed interim housing program located in the West Garfield community of Chicago. For the past 27 years, the Primo Center has provided year-round shelter, meals and support to thousands of families as they work toward achieving goals of self-sufficiency and permanent housing.
The mission of the Primo Center is to empower women and children to become productive, responsible and independent members of their community. This is accomplished by:
- Providing transitional housing, counseling and support services to homeless women and their children.
- Supporting mothers with their education and training efforts to find and retain employment.
- Strengthening families by assisting mothers in improving their parenting skills.
- Delivering all programs and services in an atmosphere of spirituality and mutual respect.
The Primo Center staff and its Board of Directors have focused its efforts on women and children because we are only one of three shelters in the city of Chicago that exclusively serves women and children. It is important to remember that in 2006, of the approximately 74,000 homeless people in Chicago, a combined 46% of them were children and youth, according to the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless. This kind opportunity to showcase the Primo Center will indeed assist our efforts
About Chef Omar Martinez
Award-winning executive pastry chef Omar Martinez has been in the pastry field since childhood, growing up in his family's Los Angeles bakery boutique. As a young adult, he honed his culinary skills at the famed Johnson & Wales University, and upon graduation interned at some of the best bakeries and country clubs in the Chicagoland area.
He was appointed Executive Pastry Chef at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers in 2004. Chef Omar has outfitted a variety of fashion shows with edible costumes; and in honor of The Field Museum's Tutankhamun Exhibit in 2006, he created a 400- lb chocolate statue of King Tut. He has worked with renowned master pastry chefs and created impressive displays of original casting techniques with Pastry Impressions and The Chicago School of Mold Making. Omar has appeared on the Food Network show Dessert Challenge.
Regular Tickets $35 (includes wine flights, chocolates and entry into prize raffle)
2 Person VIP Tickets $100 (wine flights, chocolates, special after hours blindfolded tasting ,copy of the book "Making Love Better Begins Within, and a special prize drawing, and a copy of the board game Authenticity.)
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