Yummy $460,000 dish at academy's tasty benefit

08/15/2012 10:00 PM

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FOOD FOR THE SOUL AND FOOD FOR THE TUMMY made the Chicago Academy for the Arts 30th anniversary gala a tasty benefit that brought in a hearty $460,000. One of only four independent arts high schools in the U.S., the academy showcased talent at the Harris theater and then treated 560 guests to cocktails and tastings from the area’s hottest chefs.

HOSTS WERE DEANN AND RICK BAYLESS, Bill Kurtis and Donna La Pietra who introduced artistic and culinary stars. Chairs were Stephen Flach and Chris Fryson, assisted by Barbara Kipper and James Belushi.

Photos by Robert Carl and Jennifer Girard

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