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All-Star Chefs Rally at "Savor For Sandy" for Hurricane Relief

Thursday Dec 6, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Chris Scarduzio's Table 31 Restaurant, in a partnership with Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City Chefs and The Star Group, will host Savor for Sandy, a special event to raise money for Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City employees affected by Hurricane Sandy, on Sunday, December 16 from 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. All of the event's proceeds go directly to the Wish Upon a Hero Foundation.

Guests who attend Savor for Sandy will be treated to the flavorful styles of award-winning chef Chris Scarduzio while eating to support an urgent cause.

"I jumped at the opportunity to give back to the community and to help those who are in dire need by offering to host Savor for Sandy," said Chris Scarduzio, executive chef and proprietor at Table 31. "I know people from Philly and South Jersey will rally around this cause and bring their appetite to support their coastal neighbors, all while enjoying a wonderful night of great food and company."

By utilizing the Wish Upon a Hero Foundation, funds raised at Savor for Sandy will help Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City employees recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. In the days leading up to Savor for Sandy, Wish Upon a Hero will collect specific 'wishes' from Caesars employees that consist of items they need replaced most. Then, proceeds from Savor for Sandy will be used to make approved wishes come true by giving families up to one thousand dollars per household.

"We are honored to have a partner like Chris Scarduzio; his passion for the Jersey Shore and commitment to the surrounding communities of Atlantic City is as genuine as the food in his restaurants," said Don Marrandino, Eastern Division President for Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City. "On December 16, celebrities and renowned culinary talent will all come together in Philadelphia for a humbling evening of fundraising which will go a long way to helping raise much needed funds for Caesars Entertainment employees still dealing with Sandy’s aftermath."

Along with DiBruno Bros, who is donating food to the event, Caesars, Harrah’s Resort, Bally’s and Showboat in Atlantic City, along with Harrah’s Philadelphia will designate booths and cooking stations devoted to the event. Each of their respective property’s sections will showcase different regional food themes such as:

  • Caesars Food Theme: Mediterranean

    Caesars Chefs: Keith Mitchell (Nero’s Tuscan Steakhouse, KWI, CafĂ© Roma, Boardwalk Buffet), Paul Hanley (Mia)

    Dishes: Chilled shellfish salad "Frutti di Mare", specialty Mia pizzas

  • Harrah’s Resort Food Theme: Modern Mexican

    Harrah’s Resort Chefs: John Whelan (Viking Cooking School, The Steakhouse), Anthony Amoroso (Dos Caminos, Bill’s Burger and Bar, Sammy D’s)

    Dishes: Mango-papaya-habanero guacamole, warm corn tortillas, roasted plantain empanadas with chipotle aioli and cotija cheese, tuna ceviche tostada

  • Showboat Food Theme: Creole and Sushi

    Showboat Chefs: Giancarlo Generosi (Scarduzio’s Steak |Sushi | Lounge), Robert Schoell (Foundation Room, French Quarter Buffet, Crossroads at the House of Blues Restaurant)

    Dishes: House-made boudin blanc with a red onion confit and Dijon vinaigrette over a warm potato salad, assorted sushi and hand rolls including peppered tuna crunch roll and salmon avocado roll

  • Bally’s Food Theme: Modern American

    Bally’s Chefs: David Utley (Arturo’s, 6ix a Bistro, Noodle Village), Joseph Muldoon (The Reserve)

    Dishes: Sour plum and garlic braised pork belly, huckleberry and Gran Marnier polenta cake

  • Harrah’s Philadelphia Food Theme: Philly Phare

    Harrah’s Philadelphia Chefs: Scott Simon

    Dishes: specialty Philadelphia cheesesteak

    Wish Upon a Hero is the world’s largest social helping network. The peer-to-peer platform connects people in need with people willing to help. Wishes range from basic needs to medical and financial needs. Heroes can help by donating money, offering a service or purchasing a specific item. Since its launch in 2007, more than 97,000 wishes have been granted.

    Caesars Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest casino entertainment company. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, more than 70 years ago, Caesars has grown through development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions, and now operates casinos on four continents. Caesars is committed to environmental sustainability and energy conservation and recognizes the importance of being a responsible steward of the environment.

    Table 31 is acclaimed Philadelphia Chef Chris Scarduzio’s Italian steakhouse located at 1701 John F. Kennedy Boulevard in the spectacular Comcast Center - Philadelphia’s landmark building and the country’s tallest "green" design.Sophisticated and alluring, Table 31 features two stunning bars, ground- and second-floor dining rooms, an intimate mezzanine lounge, and private dining room.

    Adjacent is Scarduzio’s Plaza, an alfresco bar and casual bites eatery featuring salads, small plates and snacks. Table 31 and The Plaza are available for private corporate and social events, as well as offsite catering. For more information or to schedule a reservation, please visit or call 215.567.7111.

    Tickets for Savor for Sandy can be purchased here and prices begin at $100 for general admission.

    Additional sponsorship packages are available that include access to Table 31’s Patron VIP Lounge, hotel packages at Caesars Atlantic City and dining to Mia, also in Atlantic City.

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