We Love Chefs.

EVERY MONTH, we collaborate with leading culinary minds to create a unique wrap that will be featured on our menu for that entire month. Proceeds from each wrap benefit a charity of each chef’s choosing. It’s an opportunity to try Falafill in a different way, while also getting to taste food from some of the most celebrated chefs in Chicago and beyond our city.

Jul 2014

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Adam Fleischman of Umami Burger

About Adam

Adam Fleischman is a self-taught food innovator and entrepreneur. He is widely regarded as an influential tastemaker and culinary personality (including appearances on Iron Chef), and is on National Restaurant News’ “Power List of the 50 most powerful people in foodservice” and Fast Company’s list of “Most Creative People in Business.”

In 2009, Adam founded Umami Burger (and soon afterward, the Umami Restaurant Group), and co-founded 800 Degrees Pizza and Red Medicine, also multi-unit innovative concepts. Now Adam is putting his tastemaker abilities to use as co-founder and Managing Director of AdVantage Restaurant Partners, creating and sourcing what we believe will be the next wave of culinary brands, including Modernist BBQ at Roadhouse LA at The Hollywood Improv, authentic Valenican cuisine at smoke.oil.salt. and Chocolate Fried Chicken at ChocoChicken.

Creation: Umami Falafel Wrap

Classic falafel, sautéed wild mushrooms, parmesan fricos, french fries, and umami ketchup

Charity: Mediterranean feast fundraiser for Paula Wolfert and the Alzheimer's Association

Renowned and beloved cookbook author, Paula Wolfert, was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. In true fighting spirit, Paula has become a leading spokesperson for Alzheimer’s; championing preventative measures and ways to mitigate symptoms of the disease.

Mediterranean Feast for Paula is a grassroots fundraising and outreach campaign organized by chefs Farid Zadi and Susan Park with the support of Paula Wolfert and the Alzheimer’s Association. All proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Mediterranean Feast will also be Los Angeles’s largest Mediterranean food event. mediterraneanfeast.tumblr.com

About Paula Wolfert

Paula Wolfert, a resident of Sonoma, is the author of eight cookbooks, all considered classics. Among them: Couscous and Other Good Food From Morocco, The Cooking of Southwest France, and five books on Mediterranean cuisine including the much praised Cooking of the Eastern Mediterranean. She has won the Julia Child Award three times, The James Beard Award five times, The M. F. K. Fisher Award, The Tastemaker Award and been a finalist for the British Andre Simon Award. She is the creator of the open Facebook Moroccan Cooking Group.

About the Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Its mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. For more information about the California Southland Chapter, visit www.alz.org/socal or call toll-free: (800) 272-3900.

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