Hundreds of revelers are expected to gather for The Chicago Auto Show's annual First Look for Charity on Friday.

As participants check out the latest in new car styles, they'll also be testing out the culinary creations of Chicago chefs and catering experts who'll present a display of new and favorite recipes at the event.

First Look for Charity will be presented from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday at Chicago's McCormick Place. The fundraiser, now in its 25th edition, is expected to raise $2 million for 18  charities.

Among restaurants and caterers participating in the affair will be Savor Chicago, who will offer a collection of Asian, Italian, German, Southern and Mediterranean dishes throughout the show; Adobo Grill; Catered by Design; Real Urban Barbeque; Butter Bella Cookies; Carnivale; Garrett Popcorn Shops and more.

Recipes starring on the menu include BLT Tomato Cups; Korean BBQ Shrimp; Braised Italian Pork; Knockwurst Sausage; Salmon Ceviche; Passion Fruit Tarts and other items.

In addition to food and drink, guests will be entertained by a number of performers including The Chicago 6; The Four C Notes starring John Michael Coppola; as well as Angie Fisher.

Since the first fundraiser in 1992, First Look for Charity has raised $42 million for local charities.

This year's charities include Advocate Health Care; Franciscan Community Benefit Services; Franciscan St. James Health; Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago; Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago; Clearbrook; Ray Graham Association for People with Disabilities; JDRF; Lurie Children's Hospital; March of Dimes and others.

The Chicago Auto Show, considered the largest auto show on the continent, is now in its 108th edition. For more information and ticket prices on First Look for Charity, visit For additional information on the Chicago Auto Show, visit