Don’t you wish you were famous enough to raise half a million dollars simply by telling the world you’ll get a new ’do? That’s exactly what famous chef and restaurateur Mario Batali hopes to do — and he’s not alone in his fundraising attempts.
Batali is one of 10 famous American chefs partnering with Food & Wine magazine’s nationwide campaign Chefs Make Change (CMC), which launched Tuesday, to raise $1 million for charity. Batali’s promise is this: If CMC can raise $500,000 for the Mario Batali Foundation by Feb. 7, the ponytail is history. (It makes you wonder how much Donald Trump could raise to get rid of that comb-over, huh?)
The February issue of Food & Wine magazine spotlights each of the chefs’ philanthropic organizations, which they either founded on their own or heavily identify with, and reveals two of their recipes. Check out the story here.
The 10 participating chefs and their corresponding charities are:
To donate, check out the Chefs Make Change Facebook page.