Dish It Up for a Good Cause

Yelp’s Felicia D’Ambrosio asked for a platform to promote an event she’s involved with and we’re happy to oblige.

Tomorrow, November 4, Philadelphia’s top women chefs will stretch their creativity to create the city’s best purple plate for Women Against Abuse’s annual fundraiser and cooking competition, Dish It Up!

Competitors like Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran of Lolita/Bindi/Barbuzzo, Moon Krapugthong of Mango Moon and Chaaba Thai and Delilah Winder of Delilah’s Southern Cusine will incorporate violet, the official color of the anti-domestic violence movement, into their edible offerings. Chick’s Café & Wine Bar owner Nella Genovese will be treating guests to the Grape Gatsby, a cocktail created especially for the event.

Last year’s champ and chef de cuisine of 10 Arts, Jennifer Carroll, will return to lead a panel of judges including myself, Kirsten Henri of Philadelphia Magazine and Phyllis Stein-Novack of the South Philly Review; we’ll be evaluating each dish based on taste, presentation and use of the color purple.

One hundred percent of the proceeds from each $85 ticket will go to support WAA’s life-saving work as the only comprehensive program assisting victims of domestic violence and their children. The event will run 5:30-8:30pm, Thursday, Nov. 4 at Moore College of Art & Design. Tickets are available here.

About Women Against Abuse

Women Against Abuse (WAA), Inc., one of the largest domestic violence programs in the country, serves more than 10,000 individuals each year through emergency housing, legal services, hotline counseling, education and advocacy.  WAA operates the only comprehensive program in Philadelphia whose sole purpose is to assist victims of domestic violence and their children. For more information, please visit