Roaring Twenties Soirée for Rivers

September 16, 2022, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM EDT
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Roaring Twenties Soirée for Rivers

RoaringTwenties Soiree for Rivers
  • When: Friday, September 16, 2022 from 7 to 10 p.m.
  • Where: The Navy Yard, Urban Outfitters Headquarters, 5000 S. Broad Street, Building 543, Philadelphia, PA 19112

Wear your best Gatsby attire and join us for a 1920s cocktail party! Enjoy small bites, Evil Genius beer, and a signature Giggle Water cocktail featuring Stateside Vodka; connect with event attendees; and get a front-row seat to the Bee’s Knees Culinary Competition emceed by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and starring local chefs and media personalities!

Proceeds benefit Stroud Water Research Center’s freshwater research, education, and watershed restoration.

Who’s Participating in The Bee’s Knees Culinary Competition?

At the judging table will “BEE”:

Kevin “Steek” Cooper


Chef Kevin "Steek" Cooper

Chef Kevin “Steek” Cooper is a cookbook author, executive chef of Succulent Imagination, and army veteran who has been featured on Food Network many times, including as the winner of “Guy’s Chance of a Lifetime.”

Jessica DeLuise


Jessica deLuise

Jessica DeLuise, PA, CCMS, is a certified culinary medicine specialist, Emmy-award TV host and media guest expert, and founder of The Wellness Kitchenista.

Tony Luke Jr.


Tony Luke, Jr.

Tony Luke Jr. is a chef, restauranteur, musician, and CEO of the well-known, Philly-loving brand Tony Luke’s.

Competing will “BEE”:

Reuben Asaram


Reuben Asarum

Chef Reuben is a fine-dining chef, having worked most of his career at Michelin-star restaurants. He hosts pop-up culinary experiences around Philadelphia, boasting unique and unexpected flavor pairings.

Jessica Byers


Jessica Byers

Le Cordon Bleu-trained, private chef, and avid philanthropist, Chef Jessica is passionate about supporting her community through various non-profits. She is also an athletic coach and is ready to run circles around her competition!

Cheryl Hayden


Cheryl Haden

Cheryl “Cappuchino” Hayden is an upbeat, energetic iHeartRadio host who has been on Philly’s Power99 for more than 10 years. She rediscovered her love for home cooking during the recent 2020 events.

Chetna Macwan


Chetna Macwan

Chef Chetna is a TV host and passionate home chef who loves to share Indian cuisine on social media and through cooking classes. She is a fierce competitor, and is looking forward to spicing things up in the competition!

Jeff Newman


Chef Jeff Newman

Chef Jeff is a Michelin-trained chef who has honed his culinary chops all around the world. He is currently developing Hi-Lo Taco, a Philly restaurant focused on BBQ and handmade flour tortillas. He is ready to flatten the competition like a good tortilla!

Jamie Pagliei


The Philly Sports Guy

Jamie “The Philly Sports Guy” Pagliei is the official Philadelphia sports fan, boasting more than 100K social followers and Philly Phans. His energy is loud, his face is painted, and he is ready to cook!

Our emcee will be Patrick Andrews, division chief of markets at the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and our chefs will be cooking up food provided by Garden of Health, Weavers Way, and Beaver Brook Ranch. Get photo ready for professional photos thanks to Jana Bannan Photography!

Thank you to the many sponsors and in-kind donors of this event!

Cat’s Pajamas Sponsor

Brown Brothers Harriman logo

Soirée Sponsors

Stateside Urbancraft Vodka logo
Evil Genius Brewing Company logo

The Bee’s Knees Culinary Competition Sponsors

Urban Outfitters logo
Jana Bannan Photography logo
Rival Productions logo
Weavers Way Co-Op logo
Garden of Health Food Bank logo
Eden Organics Salon & Spa logo
Recap Mason Jars logo

Urban Outfitters Headquarters at The Navy Yard

5000 S. Broad Street, Building 543
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19112 United States
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