The Women’s Resource Center Great Chefs Event

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The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) is excited to announce we will host our 30th Annual Great Chefs event on June 3, 2021, at 7 pm. Last year Great Chefs was canceled due to the pandemic, but we couldn’t just let the celebration of our 30th-year slide by. So, in an abundance of caution and safety for our community, the WRC has decided to virtually host the event at no cost to viewers.

The evening will feature WNEP-TV 16’s Home & Backyard host Jackie Lewandoski with cooking demonstrations from local chefs. Participants include: Paradise Soulfood & Sweets, Colarusso’s Coal Fire Pizza, Andy Gavin’s Eatery & Pub, The Cabin Bar and Grill, and Lackawanna College’s 409 on Adams Restaurant. There will also be an opportunity to hear from Women’s Resource Center survivors, some special entertainment, and participate in our fabulous online basket raffle.

Funds raised at Great Chefs support the WRC Safe Housing Program. The Program prioritizes emergency housing options for adults and children who are in immediate danger, are in a potentially lethal situation due to intimate partner violence, and/or are homeless due to that violence.

To become a sponsor, preview basket raffle items, and access to the event, please visit: This site is continuously being updated, so check back often for exciting things to come!

Join us to continue our mission of providing Emergency Housing to adults and children and start them on the path to safety?

What: Women’s Resource Center’s 30th Annual Great Chefs: Take Two!
When: June 3, 2021 at 7:00pm
Honoree: Lackawanna Insurance Group

Peg Ruddy – Executive Director, Women’s Resource Center
Gina Pitoniak – Board Member, Women’s Resource Center
Amy Everetts – Director of Development, Women’s Resource Center
Jackie Lewandoski – Host, WNEP-TV 16’s Home & Backyard

Featured Restaurants:
Paradise Soulfood & Sweets
Colarusso’s Coal Fire Pizza
Andy Gavin’s Eatery & Pub
The Cabin Bar and Grill
409 on Adams Restaurant

Event Production:
Sarah Effertz – Owner, Blu Elefante Endeavor Audio