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Dim Sum Give Some

Sunday, March 3, 2024 from 1pm-4pm at the Milwaukee Athletic Club

Raising money to find a cure for Kennedy's Disease

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About Chef Dan Jacobs

Dim Sum Give Some is Chef Dan’s signature charitable event to raise money for Kennedy’s Disease research. Chef Dan Jacobs is the head chef and co-owner of acclaimed Milwaukee, WI restaurants EsterEv, a globally inspired tasting menu concept, and DanDan, a modern Chinese-American concept with Midwest sensibility. Jacobs and his business partner, Chef Dan Van Rite, are 5x James Beard Best Chef Midwest Semi-Finalists who extend their work far past the kitchen: Jacobs is a board member of the Independent Restaurant Coalition (IRC), was instrumental in the Restaurant Revitalization Fund’s $28.6B raise in 2021, and was one of four Americans to speak to President-Elect Biden on behalf of the independent restaurateurs. Chef Dan Jacobs’ journey with Kennedy’s Disease started when he was diagnosed in 2016, the same year they opened DanDan. A genetic neuromuscular disability similar to ALS, Kennedy’s Disease slowly deteriorates one's ability to walk, speak, swallow, and use your hands which often makes simple tasks like walking upstairs or chopping an onion feel like a massive undertaking. Since his diagnosis, Jacobs is proud to have raised more than $100,000 (and counting) for Kennedy’s Disease research and awareness while running two standout restaurants. Enjoy an evening with small bites from Milwaukee’s best chefs while benefiting the Kennedy's Disease Foundation.

Photo credit to Clay Williams.