Celebrity chef hosts local fundraising event

One meal can go a long way
Published: Mar. 16, 2023 at 6:22 PM CDT
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PEORIA (25News Now) - A celebrity chef cooked up something good near the River City.

Bravo’s “Top Chef” Star Fabio Viviani was the hosted the 12th Annual Bon Appétit at the Par-A-Dice hotel. The event put together by Empowering People Inspiring Capabilities, or EP!C raises money to help support those with disabilities and their families.

Before the event, Viviani says events like this may seem like just a meal, but even a little can go a long way. “There should be more people doing that. A lot of people have the ability, but they don’t know where to do it or how to do it. I do suggest these people connect with an organization like Epic. It doesn’t take a lot of effort, a lot of time, nor a lot of money to really make an impact in the lives of these folks.”

He also said the menu for the event includes some of his favorite Italian dishes.

Bon Appétit has become a premier event on Peoria’s social calendar, voted as the second-Best Local Event from the Journal Star Best of the Best awards in 2021.