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Community: Downtown Chicago
TEACH, a local non-profit dedicated to promoting systemic change to reduce inequities and injustices confronting immigrants of all nations and helping them achieve their American dream, is thrilled to announce their upcoming Feast with TEACH.
During the evening, attendees of the virtual benefit will be taken on a step-by-step culinary journey with Chef CJ to recreate a selection of delicious menu items, all in the comfort of their own home.. Chef CJ will walk the audience through a special curated menu, which begins with fresh Hummus & Spreads, served with house bread and crudité and a Spicy Avocado & Sweet Pea, with green chili, radish and mint. Attendees will then move into the main entrée, a delicious Eggplant Wrapped Chicken, paired with tomatoes, dates, cinnamon, and graviera; or Eggplant Wrapped Cauliflower & Mushrooms, as a vegetarian option. Patrons will end on a sweet note with a Crème Brulee Pie.
Maribel Molina Cortes will be the honoree of the evening, receiving the 2021 Cultural Unity Award. Cortes is an immigrant from Mexico who moved to America and struggled to support herself and her daughter. With her determination and tenacity, she became a successful entrepreneur and restaurant owner in the suburb of Naperville called Totopos. Cortes’ restaurant operates on a philosophy where people eat now and pay later if they are short on cash. Cortes’ incredible story and how she rose from homelessness to successful business woman showcases the mission of TEACH, and how