More than 60 of Chicagoland's best chefs will participate in the 2009 Meals on Wheels Celebrity Chef Ball fundraiser on Oct. 16. Money raised from ticket sales will go toward helping feed elderly and disabled Chicagoans.

This year's host chefs are Jimmy Bannos, chef/owner of Heaven on Seven; Stephanie Izard, Top Chef winner and chef/owner of The Drunken Goat; and Tony Priolo, chef/owner of Piccolo Sogno. They and the other celebrity chefs--including Graham Elliot chef/owner Graham Elliot Bowles and Province executive chef/owner Randy Zweiban--will prepare tasting portions for guests. In addition to the celebrity chef tastings, guests will be able to take part in cocktails, wine beer, casino gaming, dancing, an auction and dessert.

The gala will take place at Macy's, 111 N. State St. For more information on the gala and to see a complete list of the celebrity chefs who will be attending, visit