Community Liver Alliance Holds 7th Annual Steel Chef Challenge With a Virtual Twist

The Community Liver Alliance (CLA) is holding their 7th Annual Steel Chef Challenge, with a virtual twist. The Steel Chef Challenge will be held on Saturday, October 17 and will “Bring the Guest to the Chef”. Guests will experience a unique socially distant meet and greet with their assigned chef and pick up their gourmet 3-course dinner and dining accoutrements including wine, menu cards, flowers, and reheating instruction from your chefs, to go. The Annual Culinary Gala will be enjoyed in the comfort of the guest’s home while the virtual program broadcast live from the Wyndham Grand Hotel. The program will celebrate our Liver Patient Champions, as well as our community Culinary Champions who have been among the hardest hit financially during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The CLA is honored to feature 11 local participating Champion Chefs & establishments, two of which are newly opening right here in Pittsburgh – including two-time James Beard Foundation semifinalist Jamilka Borges’s Wild Child and Cory Hughes’ Fig & Ash! Our complete list of Champion Chefs includes:

Jamilka Borges, Wild Child

Keith Butler, Manchester Bidwell Culinary Team

Jon Dulude, Arlecchino Ristorante

Ryan Grace, Coughlin’s Law

Dean Gress, Wyndham Grand

Cory Hughes, Fig & Ash

Gary Klinefelter, Co-Chair, Alla Famigila

Anthony Marino, Don’s Appliances

Justin Melnick, Spello

Steve Rechtorik, Crafted North

Nick Wiery, Co-Chair, Sysco Pittsburgh

This exciting one-of-a-kind live virtual dinner program and auction will feature messaging from the Steel Chefs and Presenting Sponsor, UPMC, will share information on their liver health services and liver patient champion stories.  Sponsors also include Abbvie Pharmaceutical, Mylan Pharmaceutical and Sysco Foods is the official food sponsor of the 2020 Steel Chef Challenge – Virtual Twist.

Highly sought-after auction items will be available for bidding, including an exclusive lakefront property rental, and select chefs will auction their culinary talents for private dinner parties to be hosted in winning bidder’s homes!

Join Steel Chef Challenge – Virtual Twist Event Co-Chairs Krista Tevar & Erin Tecca and Honorary Chairs Dr. Abhinav Humar & Mrs. Pryia Humar for a special night hosted by our Master of Ceremonies WPXI’s Aaron Martin.  October 17th the Community Liver Alliance celebrates our patient and culinary champions of 2020!  Tickets are $150 per person.  Join the fun by registering: deadline is Saturday, October 10th

The Community Liver Alliance is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA and is a nonprofit, community-based organization dedicated to promoting liver health and liver disease awareness, prevention, education, and research. Supported by a network of patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals, and community leaders, the organization conducts screenings, develops and runs educational workshops, coordinates support groups, facilitates linkage to necessary medical care, provides education to policymakers, and works with community leaders and groups to raise awareness about liver disease. The Community Liver Alliance’s website is:


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