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Special Guests

Lorraine Colón


On the culinary scene since 2000, Chef Lorraine Colón has worked in noteworthy establishments including the Ritz Carlton San Juan and Bankers Club. Chef Colón is also the face of Tu Mañana Univisión, a popular television culinary segment in Puerto Rico.

Chef Lorraine is also the owner of her own culinary service company and a member of The Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, the oldest gastronomy and wine society in the world.

Outside of work, Chef Lorraine enjoys sharing her knowledge of food and wine with others in her community and does charitable work for organizations that benefit groups including young women and those with disabilities.

Christy Rost


National television host and cookbook author Christy Rost will take center stage as host of this high-energy, toe-tapping, culinary “concert” to raise funds for urologic research.

Christy Rost, the grateful daughter of a grateful Department of Urology patient, is the host of the highly acclaimed holiday special from American Public Television, A Home for Christy Rost: Thanksgiving, broadcast nationwide each November on PBS and CREATE. Through her programming on PBS, radio and television appearances, and cooking and lifestyle books—including Celebrating Home—Christy inspires audiences to view their homes in new and fresh ways and appreciate the beauty around them. She also provides the knowledge and tools to create memorable meals and master the art of entertaining with confidence and style.

“My father was a renal cancer patient for 13 years in UW’s Department of Urology, where dedication, innovation, cutting-edge treatment and caring professionals improve and save lives every day. I’m honored to continue my parents’ legacy of supporting urologic research during this one-of-a-kind evening of culinary demos, live music, laughter and exciting surprises.” – Christy Rost

All That Jazz

All That Jazz has been a Dane County institution for nearly three decades.
They are a regular feature at Madison’s Art Fair on the Square and Tunes at Monona
Terrace. The band also has an extensive outreach program to cultivate the next
generation of jazz musicians.

Proceeds from this event will go to the Wisconsin Urologic Research Institute (WURI) in the Department of Urology. Copyright © 2018 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System