Apron Adventures: ALEX’S LEMONADE in CHICAGO

ellen bennett

This is the third Alex’s Lemonade event that I have attended! The amazing thing about it is that the first one I went to was when I was a line cook and went as the copilot to Michael Cimarusti back in 2012. This year I got to go as a sponsor and not only cook with my friends and chefs but also get to be there and fully support this charity.

I stuffed my face at Bang Bang pie, I had an amazing time running around the event cooking with Jon & Vinny from Animal, Sean Brock from Husk and Matt Molina from Mozza restaurant.

It’s amazing to do these events because you see all these people get together to have a party but at the end of the day it’s actually for an amazing and really great cause.
They raised over $200,000 that night, and every chef was wearing Hedley and Bennett. Paul Kahan, who is one of the greatest and sweetest chefs that I know, threw the event with his partner Donnie and they really did such an amazing job.

Chicago was super beautiful and I ran around and ate burgers. I went to The Girl and The Goat and got to see so many delicious places. The food is so good, the weather was so good, and everything was so good!! 

Here’s what awesome customizations we made to this special Alex’s Lemonade apron!