Chef BBQ Benefit to feature Rick Bayless and other celebrity chefs
This news release popped up in my inbox this week and I just wanted to share. How awesome does this sound? Take a peek at some of the top restaurants that will be there. Look at some of the chefs who will be there. Sure to be a spectacular event. Get your tickets today for this foodie highlight of the summer!
GREEN CITY MARKET ANNOUNCES CHEF LINEUP FOR ANNUAL CHEF BBQ BENEFIT JULY 17
Bruce Sherman , Carrie Nahabedian, Rick Bayless and Sarah Stegner Join Nearly 100 of the City’s Finest Chefs and Farmers to Create Best Culinary Event of The Summer
CHICAGO, IL, June 17, 2014–Green City Market will be hosting its 14th annual Chef BBQ Benefit, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 17 in Lincoln Park, featuring the who’s who of Chicago’s culinary scene. All dishes served at the BBQ feature items offered from the bounty of the market with nearly 100 chefs and restaurants creating culinary magic. In addition to food, locally made craft beer, wine, hand-crafted cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages will be available. Advance tickets are available at Green City Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays and on its website at http://www.greencitymarket.org. General admission tickets are $125; VIP tables are available for $2,500 for 10 people. Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets early as this event has sold out in past years.
“The Chef BBQ is one of the most anticipated events of the summer and a great time to celebrate all of the amazing food and talent this city has to offer,” said Sarah Stegner, co-president of the Green City Market board and chef/partner of Prairie Grass Cafe in Northbrook. “The Chef BBQ is very important to the operations of the market. It raises much needed money to support our operations. The market is funded by such donations and grants. We are thankful that it has grown to be one of Chicago’s most popular summer events. Our guests get to experience what truly ‘local farm to table’ is while helping to make it all possible.”
Exciting highlights for the BBQ include:
· Ina Pinkney; Barry Sorkin, Smoque Rob Levitt, Butcher and Larder are teaming up for the first time.
· New additions to the chef lineup this year include: Tremaine Atkinson Co-founder/Distiller and JP Doiron, CH Distillery; Giuseppe Scurato, Ceres’ Table; Michael Sheerin, Cicchetti; Ken Carter, Gather; Nathan Sears, The Radler.
“The Green City Market BBQ is the not to be missed event of the year for almost every single person I know,” said Jason Hammel, chef and co-owner of Lula Café and Nightwood. “Sous chefs, pastry chefs, executive chefs, cooks, managers, artisans, farmers—so many who contribute to our great Chicago restaurant scene will be there. Look around that night and you'll see a community paying homage to the mission and vision of Abby Mandel, who saw so much potential in our city and the bounty of our local farms.”
See Below for a full list of some of Chicago’s top restaurants and breweries that will have a presence at the BBQ:
GT Fish & Oyster
Sable Kitchen & Bar
Half Acre Beer Company
August Hill Winery/Illinois Sparkling Co.
Haymarket Pub & Brewery
Hickory Creek Winery
Honey Butter Fried Chicken & Sunday Dinner Club
Benny's Chop House
Intelligentsia Coffee & Kilogram Tea
Smoque and Ina's
Sparrow Coffee Roastery
Bistronomic/LM Restaurant Group
Butcher & Larder
Table, Donkey and Stick
Cafe des Architectes
Capriole, Inc. & Tekla, Inc.
Midwest Wine Selections
mk The Restaurant
The Chopping Block
Chilam Balam, Shaman by
New Holland Brewing Co.
Convito Cafe & Market
The Goddess & Grocer
Cookies and Carnitas
Crop To Cup / Asi Tea
North Pond Restaurant
North Shore Distillery
One Off Hospitality Group
The Signature Room at the 95th
Park Grill at Millennium Park
Three Floyds Brewpub
Forbidden Root Brewery
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Fox Valley Winery, Inc
Fresh Coast Distributors, Lehman's cider, Quincy St. Distillery
Prairie Grass Cafe
Quince at the homestead
Goose Island Beer Company
About Green City Market
Green City Market is a 501 (c) (3) not for profit organization celebrating its 16th anniversary. The mission of Green City Market is to provide a marketplace for purchasing sustainably grown food and to educate, promote and connect farmers and local producers directly to chefs, restaurateurs and the greater Chicago community. Green City Market values education about quality food and its source. Green City Market is funded by individual donations, corporation sponsorships, grants and fund raising events.