Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Grand Chefs Gala | Gene & Georgetti Receives Inaugural “Chicago Classic” Lifetime Achievement Award


The Gene & Georgetti team had the great privilege of attending the 18th Annual Grand Chefs Gala, which took place on Friday, January 30th at the Fairmont Hotels and Resort. The remarkable event benefitted the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and recognized culinary excellency and originality within the Chicagoland area. The evening included over 35 of Chicago’s finest chefs preparing and presenting their signature dishes to over 750 guests. By the end of the night, over $500,000 net was raised for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and their mission to find a cure for CF.

This year, the Grand Chefs Gala presented a new “Chicago Classic” Achievement Award. The “Chicago Classic” award represents tradition, evolution and uniqueness of Chicago’s dynamic cuisine as well as recognition of continual contributions to the community. The inaugural award was chosen by the Banchet Awards Committee.

We are humbled and very grateful to have been chosen for this prestigious award.

Gene & Georgetti Presented with Chicago Classic Award at Annual Grand Chefs Gala from Gene & Georgetti Steakhouse on Vimeo.

To promote the gala, Michelle Durpetti went on WGN TV Midday News “LunchBreak” segment and demonstrated how to create our classic Veal Limone dish.

Michelle Durpetti Visits WGN Lunchbreak to Discuss Annual CFF Grand Chefs Gala from Gene & Georgetti Steakhouse on Vimeo.

If you still wish to support the Grand Chefs Gala and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, please click here to make a donation online or contact Sarah Kwasinski at or 312-236-4491 ext 114. To learn more about Cystic Fibrosis, please click here.


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