Heading Home’s annual Housewarming event unites Boston’s finest chefs and restaurants with more than 600 business leaders and philanthropists for a festive evening of food sampling and networking, concluding with a live auction. Proceeds directly benefit Heading Home’s mission to end homelessness in Greater Boston by providing housing in conjunction with effective support services.

Led by co-chairs Robert Beal of The Beal Companies and Robert Griffin of Cushman & Wakefield, and restaurant chair Chris Schlesinger of East Coast Grill, the 2011 event raised a record-breaking $600,000.

Past participating restaurants have included: 28 Degrees, Bakers Best, Bistro du Midi, DeuxAve, East Coast Grill, Eastern Standard, The Fireplace, Green Street Grill, Grill 23 & Bar, Hamersley’s Bistro, Lord Hobo, MASA, Moo, Oishii, Pigalle, Post 390, RedBones, Rialto, Scampo, Sel de la Terre, Spiga Restaurant, Stella and Sweet.