Celebrities Will ‘Wait Tables’ to Help Keep Children Safe

Crisis Nursery Celebrity Waiters Night, August 24, 2017

 Beat the Heat…Get Out of the Kitchen…Treat the Family to Dinner Out…Plan a Girls Night, Rub Elbows with Celebrities… AND Help St. Louis Kiddos Stay Safe!!

The St. Louis Crisis Nursery is holding their 24th Annual Celebrity Waiters Night Thursday August 24 from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

The event will be held at four West County Center restaurants – BRAVO! Cucina Italiana, California Pizza Kitchen, J. Gilbert’s Wood-Fired Steaks & Seafood, and McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks.

More than 100 national and local celebrities will mingle with diners to encourage donations that will benefit the Crisis Nursery's child abuse prevention programs.  In addition, many of the participating restaurants will be donating a percentage of their proceeds to the Crisis Nursery.   

The evening also includes live entertainment, a balloon artist, a Happy Hour, sample drinks from 4204 Main Street Brewing Company, and raffle items including a Cardinal game in the Hardee’s Suite,  Dinner for 8 at Bravo!, Kate Spade and Coach bags and much more.

Wells Fargo Advisors reigning celebrity champ, Chip Walker will host an already sold-out event at Parigi in Clayton that same evening.  Walker, Managing Director at Wells Fargo Advisors, has raised over $50,000 each year during Celebrity Waiters Night. 

Last year, diners contributed over $130,000 in donations to celebrity waiters to benefit the kids and families served by Crisis Nursery. 

Since 1986, Crisis Nursery has provided 24/7 emergency intervention, respite care and support for over 109,000 children ages birth through 12 years. A community staple, Crisis Nursery is credited with preventing the abuse or neglect of 99 percent of children while their families are benefitting from the organization's programs.

Co-chairs for the event are City of Saint Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson, Saint Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, East Saint Louis Mayor Emeka Jackson-Hicks, and the City of Wentzville Mayor Nick Guccione.

"I encourage everyone to take part in Crisis Nursery's Celebrity Waiters Night," said County Executive Stenger. "It means the world to the children and families who will benefit from intervention and support services that the Crisis Nursery provides. I thank each and every person who works to make this event a huge success."

Supporters that are unable to attend the event can still support in other ways by donating at www.crisisnurserykids.org

For more information or to schedule an interview, call the Crisis Nursery administration office at 314-292-5770


For reservations:


Bravo! Cucina Italiana: 314.821.2562

J. Gilbert’s Wood-Fired Steaks & Seafood: 314.965.4600

McCormick & Schmick’s: 314.835.1300

California Pizza Kitchen: 314.909.0333

Honorary Co-Chairs:

Mayor Lyda Krewson, City of Saint Louis

County Executive Steve Stenger, Saint Louis County

Mayor Emeka Jackson-Hicks, East Saint Louis

Mayor Nick Guccione, City of Wentzville


Honorary Media Co-chairs:

Mike Colombo, Fox 2

            Heidi Glaus, KSDK 5

            Mugo Odigwe, KMOV 4

Presenting Sponsors:

Carney's Kids Foundation

Enterprise Holdings

            Shop ‘n Save


The Saint Louis Crisis Nursery is committed to preventing child abuse and neglect by offering real help and real hope to families in crisis. The Crisis Nursery is an independent, not-for-profit agency providing short-term, safe havens to 7,200 children a year, birth through age 12, whose families are faced with an emergency or crisis. The Crisis Nursery provides care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at five sites, serving families throughout the greater St. Louis, St. Charles, Southern Illinois and surrounding regions. Since 1986, the Crisis Nursery has cared for more than 100,000 children, and provided support and counseling to more than 100,000 families. For details, call (314) 292-5770 or visit www.crisisnurserykids.org. For the Saint Louis Crisis Nursery 24-hour helpline, call (314) 768-3201. In St. Charles County, call (636) 947-0600.


  • Occurs Thursday, August 24th, 2017 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm


West County Center

80 W County Center Dr,
Des Peres, MO 63131