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Lupe Fiasco and his M.U.R.A.L (Magnifying Urban Realities and Affecting Lives) foundation recently hosted its second annual bake-off event in celebration of the nationwide initiative #GivingTuesday.

Held at the chic Soho House Chicago, the bake-off pitted Team Lupe featuring acclaimed pastry chef Malika Ameen of the television show Top Chef Desserts, Cyrus Rab (M.U.R.A.L. board chair), and Mama Fiasco (Lupe’s mother) against Team Idonije led by former NFL-er Israel Idonije featuring Stephanie Hart of Brown Sugar Bakery, Judson Todd Allen (The Architect of Flavor, Steve Harvey’s chef), and Shala (artist and owner of Sevenspoon.com).

Prior to the competition, both teams got a chance to prep and cook their signature dessert before letting attendees of the event decide along with celebrity judges from the hit shows “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago PD” and Michael Tyler, author of The Skin You Live In pick a winner. Soho House pastry chef Eric Estrella served as the moderator for the evening. 

Proceeds from the bake-off went to the Food Justice Program, an initiative where healthy food is provided and food education is taught in food deserts throughout the city of Chicago.

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TJ Armour

"I'm not a biter, I'm a writer for myself and others."