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A night for foodies who care marks a decade Cocktails & Cuisine on Fri., May 19, when Crisis Center North fills The Woodlands in Bradford Woods with fabulous eats prepared on site by top chefs, libations, dancing, and auctions, 6-10 pm at 134 Shenot Rd., Wexford (15090).
Guests can graze and sip their way through the region’s best cocktails and cuisine from leading restaurateurs, spirit purveyors, and dessert specialists.
“Cocktails and Cuisine is the living depiction of what a community can do when it gathers together to end domestic violence,” states Grace Coleman, Executive Director of Crisis Center North.
More than 400 of Pittsburgh’s most influential people are expected to be on hand, including the Master of Ceremonies, Peggy Finnegan, WPXI-TV news anchor.
This is a relaxed, after-work event where guests can unwind while mingling with other members of the community.
The top chefs and spirit purveyors are gathering for an unforgettable evening! Foodies in the know have been supporting the year-round work of Crisis Center North for a decade. Now, Cocktails & Cuisine features, even more, to share with your friends and families during a wonderful spring evening of grazing and sipping at The Woodlands. Order your tickets now to enjoy:
• Best bites of the region’s leading appetizers, entrees, and
• Spirit samples of emerging brands, including whiskey, vodka,
beer and wine
• Dancing the night away to with DJ Sean from Ultimate
• Silent auction featuring local and international trips
• Bid on the 'Barrel of Booze' to stock the winner’s own bar
• Meet Canine Advocates Penny and Ari, top dogs at work for
CCN clients and kids
• Networking with old and new friends from throughout the
• Watch artist Jaison Schafer from Painting with a Twist create a
painting in real-time.
Jamey & Lauren Bednez
Allison Beresnyak & Josh Karakis
Tonya & Sean Edinger
Mark Provenzano, MD
Erin & Dan Turo
Zen Rosado, MD
All delectable treats and beverages are provided by these regional businesses, among others to be announced: Bird Dog Whiskey • Melting Pot • Bruster’s • Walnut Grill • Tin Man Sweets • Blue North • Edible Arrangements-McIntyre Square • Jimmy Wan’s • Monte Cello’s • Wunderbar • Emporio: A Meatball Joint • Ugandan Gold Coffee • John Marshall Catering • Beer by Fuhrer Wholesale • Arrowhead Wines and Hard Cider • Aladdin’s • USTIANOCHKA Premium Russian Vodka • Atria’s-Richland Township • Stak Shak
Celebrity Food Judges
Rick Sebak, TV & Film Producer, WQED,
Elise, The Diva Chef, Hell's Kitchen contestant,
Christina French, Publisher, Table Magazine,
KC Lapiana, Owner, In the Kitchen,
Rachel Jones, Editor-in-Chief, WHIRL Publishing
Celebrity food judges will vote on their top picks while attendees will also choose their favorite.
The Northern Star Awards
Annually since 2001, Crisis Center North acknowledges important community members with The Northern Star Awards which recognize individuals and groups committed to addressing the issue of domestic violence. Honorees will be:
Joe Martonik has been named Individual Honoree for his work as an active advocate for prevention education alongside his role on the faculty in the Moon Area School District.
Paul Kunco, founder of Karissa’s Army will accept the Community Honoree award on behalf of the organization named in memory of his daughter Karissa Marie Kunco.
Chief Joseph A Ley of the Ross Township Police Department will accept the System Northern Star Award with K9 Neeko from Penny, CCN’s own canine advocate.
Presenting sponsors are the
Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office
& Ultimate Entertaining.
Gold Spoon Sponsors:
Bayer HealthCare, Cleantown USA, Diehl Toyota Scion, Thomas Carmen, MD & Associates, Savinis, Kane & Gallucci, LLC, and UPMC Health Care.
Silver Spoon Sponsors
Bill Few and Associates, Coldwell Banker, La Roche College, Lee Hecht Harrison, Pete & Cathy Mendes, Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC, Ritchey Metals Company, Pittsburgh Steelers, Kath Webb, Wes Banco.
Bronze Spoon Sponsors:
Amcom Office Systems, Allegheny Health Network, Allison Beresnyak & Josh Karakis, Beer Blizzard, Chrome, Diemert Insurance, Falconi's Moon Auto Group, Fragrasso Financial Advisors, Highmark Health, Jackson Lewis, Littler, New Place Collaborations, LLC, Ohio Valley Hospital, PPG Industries, Rothfus for Congress, The Silicki Family, Tier 1 Performance Solutions.
Media sponsors: Comcast, Inspiring Lives Magazine, North Hills Monthly, Yelp & WHIRL Publishing.
Achieve Realty, Hefren-Tillotson, John Ryce, StateFarm
Auctions provide mementos and another way to support the work of Crisis Center North. Tickets at $85 include free parking with shuttle service. Premier parking on the Woodlands campus is available through a limited number of $25 parking passes. A $250 Friend of CCN ticket package includes two event tickets and premiere parking.
Free Parking at Marshall Middle School (just down the road from the entrance of the event). A continuous shuttle will run prior to the start of the event through 10:30.
For details on attending or getting involved as a sponsor or advertiser, visit CrisisCenterNorth.org or call Crisis Center North at 412-364-6728 ext. 15.
ABOUT CRISIS CENTER NORTH
Crisis Center North aims to empower victims of domestic violence and cultivate community attitudes and behaviors that break the cycle of violence. Funds raised at the Cocktails & Cuisine support Crisis Center North’s counseling and advocacy services, provided to nearly 2,000 domestic violence survivors and prevention education to over 17,000 youths each year. The annual support of the Center’s signature event and largest fundraiser has enabled Crisis Center North to continue serving the community for the past 39 years. Free services also include a 24-hour hotline, counseling, medical and legal advocacy, canine advocates, and prevention education programs for schools and the community.