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Philly’s Female Chefs Are Raising Money for Survivors of Domestic Violence

Plus, a lineup of monthly charity dinners at Stina BYOB and chef Eli Kulp’s new podcast

a group of women gather on a pier in front of a sign for Sisterly Love Food Fair Neal Santos

On Sunday, October 3, almost every female chef you know in Philly will get together to support an admirable cause: raising money for for survivors of domestic violence through a cocktail reception and sit-down dinner at Cherry Street Pier. It will be co-hosted by James Beard award-winning writer and pastry chef Lisa Donovan in connection to her memoir, Our Lady of Perpetual Hunger, in which she reflects on her experience as a survivor of abuse.

Organized by the founders of the Sisterly Love Food Fair, the Sisterly Love Sunday Supper has a staggeringly impressive list of participants: Proyecto Tamal’s Ana Caballero, Melissa McGrath of Sweet Amalia Oysters, Nok Suntaranon of Kalaya, Tova DuPlessis of Essen Bakery, Jennifer Zavala of Juana Tamale, Stephanie Willis of Everybody Eats, Ellen Yin of Fork and the Wonton Project, Amanda Shulman of Her Place, and many (many!) more. The night will benefit Women Against Abuse, a nonprofit that provides resources to survivors of domestic violence. As of right now, tickets for the $300 dinner are sold out but $150 tickets to the pre-dinner cocktail hour are still available. Tickets can be purchased here.

Stina BYO to host a monthly charity dinner with rotating guest chefs

Speaking of chefs doing good things for the world, Stina BYOB recently announced a monthly guest chef series where chefs will cook at the Snyder Avenue pizzeria to raise money for a different nonprofit each month. September’s dinner is hosted by chef Phila Lorn from Terrain, with 20 percent of the proceeds going to Cambodian American Girls Empowering. Chef Joncarl Lachman from Noord will cook in October and chef David Ansill in November, to support causes of their choice. Reservations for the special guest chef dinners — the first of which is September 30 — can be made on Resy.

Chef Eli Kulp has a new podcast (with a regular Eater Philly contributor)

three people, one wearing a shirt that says mise en place Mike Prince

Chef Eli Kulp, one of the founding chefs of Fork and High Street Philly, has been hosting his CHEF Radio Podcast for over a year now, but recently added a new podcast to his roster. Delicious City focuses on restaurant and food news in Philly — like an “audio food blog,” Kulp says — and will appear bi-monthly with co-hosts Marisa Magnatta and Sarah Maiellano (a frequent Eater Philly contributor). The podcast’s inaugural episode launched last week and is streamable on most platforms.


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Essen Bakery

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