April 13: Inforum Dinner Event to Feature Host of Bravo’s “Top Chef”
GRAND RAPIDS // Padma Lakshmi, actress, super model, award-winning cookbook author, and host of Bravo’s Emmy Award-winning series, “Top Chef,” will be the keynote speaker at Inforum West Michigan’s spring dinner event.
The dinner, which will be held in partnership with the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, is scheduled for 5:30-8 p.m. on April 13 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in downtown Grand Rapids.
Lakshmi will share the story of how she started her career as an international model, and evolved into the multi-faceted businesswoman she is today. Her presentation “Live Well …Give Back,” will highlight Lakshmi’s her work with the Endometriosis Foundation of America (EFA), which she founded.
EFA is a nonprofit organization focused on fighting against the devastating effects of a disease that affects millions of women and adolescent girls. Through increased awareness, education, research and legislative advocacy, the EFA is committed to improving affected individuals' lives by early detection and treatment.
Lakshmi’s visit to Grand Rapids includes her participation in the MSU College of Human Medicine’s Women’s Reproductive Research Symposium.
Date: April 13
Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Location: Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Grand Rapids
Cost: $75 for Inforum members; for $100 nonmembers; $1,000 for a table of 8 (includes special seating, recognition and tickets to a VIP reception.
Tickets can be purchased at www.inforummichigan.org or by calling (616) 588-9400.