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Chefs’ Playground

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.

Tony Mantuano of Spiaggia, Bar Toma and Terzo Piano; Jimmy Bannos and Jimmy Bannos Jr of The Purple Pig; Rick Bayless of Frontera Grill, Topolobampo and Frontera Gourmet Foods; Iron Chef Jose Garces of Mercat; Hedy Goldsmith of Miami’s Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink; Top Chef finalist Sarah Grueneberg of Spiaggia; Paul Kahan of Avec, Big Star, Blackbird, The Publican and Publican Quality Meats; Bill Kim of BellyQ, Belly Shack and Urban Belly; Jeff Mauro, host of Food Network’s “Sandwich King;” Megan Neubeck of Terzo Piano; Giuseppe Tentori of Boka and GT Fish & Oyster; Marcela Valladolid, author and host of Food Network’s “Mexican Made Easy;” Takashi Yagihashi of Takashi and Slurping Turtle and featuring cocktails by acclaimed mixologist Charles Joly of The Aviary.

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  • Location:

    Terzo Piano in the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago
    159 E Monroe St Chicago
    Chicago, IL
  • When:

    Thursday May 16th, 2013
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm: VIP early access reception with celebrity chefs.
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Dinner and live auction.
  • Music by:

    DJ Greg Corner
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