On Sunday, Sept. 30, Rosecrance hosted Cooking Up Hope at the Naperville Country Club in Naperville. The chef’s tasting, which attracted about 200 people, raised money to help teens obtain substance abuse treatment in Rockford.
This was the third year for the event, which included participation from Casey’s Foods; Francesca’s; Grandma Toste’s; Heaven on Seven; Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House; Hyatt Regency Chicago; Ivy; Kuma’s Asian Bistro; Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria; Naperville Country Club; Tasso’s Greek Cuisine; Yerbabuena Mexican Cuisine. In addition to the chef’s tasting, “Cooking Up Hope” also included a silent auction, a door prize and music from harpist Nicole Luchs.
Cooking Up Hope was established in 2010 by the Rosecrance Foundation’s Chicago Board, whose members live in Chicago and the suburbs. Rosecrance is the largest provider of inpatient adolescent drug treatment in the state of Illinois. The organization also offers addiction treatment for adults and recovery homes for teens and adults.