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Chef Chat

Step Up’s Chef Chat, posted each week leading up to Shine & Dine, features discussions with Chicago’s top chefs who will be offering exclusive tastings at the August 7 culinary event benefiting Step Up’s programs that ignite girls to fulfill their potential. Today’s edition highlights Lee Ann Whippen from Chicago q and Toni Jones Dixon from nUM yUMMIES.
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Modeling School


CEO Jenni Luke

In this monthly column, Step Up CEO Jenni Luke shares her take on mentorship through role modeling.

Between the end of January and the end of June, I went on seven business trips and relocated across the country from Los Angeles to NYC. All positive things but I was tired and felt a bit scattered as you can imagine. The last trip was to Denver at the end of June for the Clinton Global Initiative America. While I was really looking forward to it, I was also looking forward to communing with my new couch in my new apartment in my new city. I felt like I needed a break. What I got instead was inspiration that refueled my tank and made me ready to hit the ground running in the second half of the year.
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Chef Chat

Step Up’s Chef Chat, posted each week leading up to Shine & Dine, features discussions with Chicago’s top chefs who will be offering exclusive tastings at the August 7 culinary event benefiting Step Up’s programs that ignite girls to fulfill their potential. Today’s edition highlights Honey Butter Fried Chicken and Sunday Dinner Club, Christine Cikowski and Joshua Kulp.

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Chef Chat

Step Up’s Chef Chat, posted each week leading up to Shine & Dine, features discussions with Chicago’s top chefs who will be offering exclusive tastings at the August 7 culinary event benefiting Step Up’s programs that ignite girls to fulfill their potential. Today’s edition highlights RL’s Ryan Pitts and JIMMY’s Michael Mason.

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Chef Chat

Step Up’s Chef Chat, posted each Tuesday leading up to Shine & Dine, features discussions with Chicago’s top chefs who will be offering exclusive tastings at the August 7 culinary event benefiting Step Up’s programs that ignite girls to fulfill their potential. Today’s edition highlights ZED451’s Michael McDonald and Paramount Events’ Jodi Fyfe and Devon Quinn.

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