The 7th Annual Feed Your Mind Gala helps raise funds for Pilot Light, helping children make healthier choices by connecting the lessons they learn in their classrooms to the foods they eat on their lunch trays, at home and in their communities.

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join pilot light for

Feed Your Mind


November 1st, 2019
6PM - 10PM


Join Pilot Light for a special gala evening on November 1st.  Choose a seat at the table of Paul Kahan, Matthias Merges, Jason Hammel or other outstanding chefs from Chicago as they prepare an unforgettable three course meal, with wine and cocktails.

The black-tie optional event, co-chaired by Leah Gordon and Robert Teinowitz, will begin with a cocktail hour, followed by dinner and dessert. David Goodman will lead a live auction, paddle raise, & raffle.


our 2019 Chefs

Paul Kahan • Matthias merges • jason hammel • Rick Bayless  •  Sarah Grueneberg • Ryan Pfeiffer • Tony Mantuano & Joe Flamm • Jennifer Kim •  JASON VINCENT & BEN LUSTBADER • Justin Large • Abraham conlon •  John Manion • Giuseppe Tentori • Andrew Zimmerman  • Erling Wu-Bower  • Carrie Nahabedian • Erick Williams • Joshua Kulp & Christine cikowski •  Thai Dang


Tables of 10 for each chef will be auctioned online
beginning on Friday, July 19 at 12 pm CST.

Click the "Purchase Tickets" button to participate in the auction and secure the chef's table you want. Bidding will close at 11:55 p.m. CST on Monday, July 29. After the auction is complete, any remaining tables will be available for purchase in August.