08/31/2012 04:09 pm ET Updated Oct 31, 2012

'A Magnificent Taste' Culinary Event (PHOTOS)

The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival is a two-week celebration featuring various Chicago events centered on fashion and culture which culminates on September 6 for Fashion's Night Out.

This past week, "A Magnificent Taste" was held at Pioneer Court and showcased popular local and national chefs who cooked up gourmet bites to raise funds for Common Threads, a Chicago-based organization dedicated to educating children from low-income families on the importance of nutrition.

Paul Qui, Top Chef's Season 9 winner, was the special guest of honor among other incredible chefs from across the city and the nation. From Shaw's Crab House to Mercadito and Magnolia Bakery, every appetite had something to enjoy during this magnificent event.

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