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Top Chef Spearheads Dinner for the Cause

Chris Jones, a contestant on Bravo TV's Top Chef, will serve a one-of-a-kind meal in Grayslake to raise money for the Northern illinois Food Bank.

Diners from throughout Chicagoland can experience a unique menu during Dinner for the Cause, a fundraiser to help fight hunger.

Chef Chris Jones, a Grayslake local known from being a contestant on Bravo TV's Top Chef, Moto Restaurant of Chicago and Discovery Channel's Future Foods, teamed up with Mike Pruitt, owner of The Vine Martini and Wine Bar in Grayslake.

Tickets for the special seven-course meal paired with wine are $100 each. Only 100 tickets are available. The event will be held on Oct. 20.

Proceeds from Dinner for the Cause will support the Northern Illinois Food Bank. The event is sponsored by The Vine, Moto, the GLMV Jaycees, U.S. Foods and Heritage Wines.

"This will be a great experience to meet and greet a top chef," said Pruitt. "Each person who participates in this event is part of this effort to fight hunger. It is a great meal for a great cause."

He said the menu is being kept secret because of the unique items planned.

"We don't want to give anything away," Pruitt said, "but it will be a very special experience."

Tickets can be purchased at  http://thevine.ticketleap.com/dinner-for-the-cause.

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