Saturday, August 30, 2014

HELP OUT: First Annual MAC & CHEESE FEST Benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities

Saturday, October 4 at the UIC Forum, Benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana

The first annual Mac & Cheese Fest will be held on Saturday, October 4 at the UIC Forum from noon to 3 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana.

“Mac & Cheese Fest is a celebration of the dish! With roots dating back to the 14th century, recipes that span continents to entice aficionados galore, the Festival is a time to explore every variety of this beloved food,” says Cece Gonzales, President of Cece & Melinda of Raymi Productions. The event will feature a mind-blowing variety of macaroni and cheese entrees, appetizers and sides served with craft beers, wine and soft drinks.

Mac & Cheese Fest will feature approximately 50 Chicago chefs featuring their versions of Mac and Cheese, inspired from cultures, family traditions and their restaurant’s menu. Chefs will be asked to use any kind of pasta with any type of cheese as the primary ingredients. One lucky chef, recognized by attendees and a panel of foodies, will take home “The Golden Noodle.”

725 W Roosevelt Rd,
Chicago, IL 60607

About Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana (RMHC®-CNI):
RMHC-CNI is an independent not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to care for families of children with complex medical needs by providing a ‘home away from home’ while their child is being treated in the hospital.  Every night, up to 140 families heal together because of the comfort, compassion and community at four area Ronald McDonald Houses® and Ronald McDonald Family Room®.  Annually 40,000 nights are provided where RMHC-CNI families are able to stay close to their child, helping them to heal faster and saving them over $7 million in hotel costs.  We are located near Advocate Children’s Hospital, Loyola University Medical Center,University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Edward Hospital in Naperville and the Cadence Health – Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) Campus in Winfield which will open in 2015.  For more information visit  Stay connected - FacebookTwitter,YouTubeInstagram.  

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