2015 TICKET INFO COMING SOON!

:: The Details ::

In collaboration with Bon Appétit Management Company, AGC invites you to a special evening with across-the-burner access to our celebrity chefs. Dine the night away on school-themed, tasting-size dishes, moving station to station as some of America’s top chefs put a haute cuisine spin on the school lunch.

Cost

  • $375

    VIP Early Entrance
    & Chef Experience 6pm
  • $250

    General
    Admission
  • $200

    GA Discount
    (6 or more tickets)

Auction

A unique silent auction will be hosted throughout the night, followed by an exclusive live auction guaranteed to impress the most discerning charity goer.

Contact

Katherine Elmer-DeWitt
External Initiatives Manager
773.582.1100 x 16
kelmerdewitt@agcchicago.org

Attire

Playful Chic

ATTENDANCE

Purchase tickets online or call 773.582.1100 x 16 to arrange payment by check. Ticketing will be emailed in lieu of physical tickets.

2015 TICKET INFO COMING SOON!

AN EVENT LIKE NO OTHER

In only two years, Chefs’ Playground established itself as a standout benefit dinner. Chefs’ Playground features a refreshing walk-around style, an admirable 100% donation rate to the cause, and an impressive and extensive lineup of chefs, including Tony Mantuano (Spiaggia, Bar Toma and Terzo Piano), Jimmy Bannos and Jimmy Bannos Jr. (The Purple Pig), Rick Bayless (Frontera Grill, Topolobampo and Xoco), Thai Dang (Embeya), Eric Freeberg (Bar Toma), Iron Chef Jose Garces (Mercat/Garces Group), Hedy Goldsmith (Miami’s Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink), Jason Gorman (Art Institute of Chicago/BAMCO), Sarah Grueneberg (Spiaggia), John Hogan (River Roast), Stephanie Izard (Top Chef, Girl & the Goat, Little Goat), Paul Kahan (Avec, Big Star, Blackbird, The Publican and Publican Quality Meats), Gene Kato (Sumi Robata Bar), Bill Kim (bellyQ, Urbanbelly, Belly Shack), Genie Kwon (BOKA, GT Fish & Oyster), Jeff Mauro (Host, Food Network’s “Sandwich King”), Megan Neubeck (Terzo Piano/BAMCO), Giuseppe Tentori (Boka and GT Fish & Oyster), Chris Pandel (The Bristol, Balena), Mindy Segal (Hot Chocolate), Marcela Valladolid (Author and Host, Food Network’s “Mexican Made Easy”), Jared Van Camp and Anne Owen (Owen & Alchemy), Jason Vincent (Food & Wine Best New Chef, 2013), Lee Wolen (BOKA), Erling Wu-Bower (Nico Osteria), and Takashi Yagihashi (Takashi and Slurping Turtle).

We couldn’t get enough of Stephanie Izard’s mini sloppy goat sandwiches.
CS Magazine’s Laura Barker
Whimsy and culinary prowess collide in an epic way.
Dining Chicago
I am blown away with the work being done at The Academy for Global Citizenship and was honored to play a small role in the evening.
Mixologist Adam Seger
If you’ve ever been to the Academy for Global Citizenship, it’s an amazing place... I want to support something as incredible as this.
Tony Mantuano

:: 2013 Event Video ::

:: ABOUT AGC ::

The Academy for Global Citizenship is a Chicago public charter school located on the underserved southwest side of Chicago. Their innovative and holistic approach to education aims to foster systemic change and inspire the way society educates future generations. Come learn first-hand how AGC has been internationally recognized for producing a replicable model for learning in the 21st century. To learn more, visit: agcchicago.org

:: Our Dream School ::

A NET-POSITIVE CAMPUS FOR TODAY, A MODEL SCHOOL FOR THE FUTURE

Join the Academy for Global Citizenship (AGC) in igniting a movement to impact 20 million students by 2020 through offering a bold new foundation to empower students to positively impact the community and world beyond.

As an international learning laboratory and incubator of scalable innovation, AGC is dedicated to transforming systems of education, including the construction of a net-positive energy prototype campus on an urban farm. The sustainable design, construction and operation of the facility will bring green jobs to the community and create a home for piloting emerging clean technologies. To learn more, visit: agcchicago.org/netpositive

:: Bon Appétit ::

Bon Appétit is the Art Institute of Chicago’s premier onsite catering company known for its culinary expertise and commitment to socially responsible practices. For the well-being of our guests, communities, and the environment, our food—bursting with flavor and nutrition—is prepared from scratch using authentic ingredients. CEO, Fedele Bauccio, wanted to help the Academy for Global Citizenship create an annual event that reflected their global mission and him and his team very generously offered their support in underwriting, hosting and helping to plan a celebrity chef-centered event. To learn more, visit: bamco.com