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:: The Host Chef ::

  • Terzo Piano
    River Roast

    Tony Mantuano


  • Terzo Piano

    Carolina Diaz

  • Spiaggia

    Joe Flamm

  • BOKA

    Meg Galus

  • Monteverde Restaurant & Pastificio

    Sarah Grueneberg

  • River Roast

    John Hogan

  • avec

    Paul Kahan

  • avec

    Perry Hendrix

  • Urbanbelly

    Bill Kim

  • Oriole

    Genie Kwon

  • Pork & Mindy’s,
    Food Network’s “The Kitchen”

    Jeff Mauro

  • Lost Lake

    Paul McGee

  • Lost Lake

    Shelby Allison

  • Antique Taco

    Rick Ortiz

  • Spilt Milk

    Tony Selna

  • Spilt Milk

    Matty Eggleston

  • Bad Hunter

    Dan Snowden

  • Bang Bang Pie Shop & Biscuits

    Emily Stewart

  • Bang Bang Pie Shop & Biscuits

    Michael Ciapciak

  • GT Prime/GT Fish & Oyster

    Giuseppe Tentori

  • Giant

    Jason Vincent

  • Giant

    Ben Lustbader

  • BOKA

    Lee Wolen

  • Vie & Vistro

    Paul Virant

  • Ēma,
    Lettuce Entertain You

    CJ Jacobson

  • Frontera Grill

    Rick Bayless

  • Barrio

    Katsuji Tanabe


  • Mi Tocaya

    Diana Davila Boldin

  • Broken Shaker at Freehand Chicago

    Gui Jaroschy

  • Broken Shaker at Freehand Chicago

    Scotty LoBianco

  • The Bellemore

    Jimmy Papadopoulos

  • Barrio

    Katsuji Tanabe

2017 event updates coming soon

:: 2013 Event Video ::

2017 event updates coming soon

:: The SPONSORS ::

Presenting “Executive Chef” Sponsor

“Sous Chef” Sponsors

  • CA
  • Kim Jenson and Tom Elsen
  • Steven Collens and Caralynn Collens
  • Carol and Larry Laganidos
  • Jim and Cindy Rowe
  • Amy Liszt
  • Kenneth Krupsky
  • Sandra and Lewis Liszt
  • Tim and Alicia Mullen
  • Margaux Harrold
  • Ronda Stryker

:: The PARTNERS ::


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:

:: Our Dream School ::


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:

:: 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: