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Baconfest Chicago is thrilled to welcome back Chef Vanessa Moses, the founder of THE COOKING CHICKS – a women’s cooking club and private chef business. As second-year Sponsor of Baconfest Chicago 2013 Chef Vanessa will be featuring a signature bacon dessert dish for both lunch and dinner shifts along with her amazing Cooking Chicks team! Make sure to stop by their booth on April 20th to say “hi” and to sample this chef’s undoubtedly great dishes.


Chef Vanessa Moses is a top Chicago Residential Realtor for @properties and the founder of The Cooking Chicks, LLC.  The Cooking Chicks was founded in 2010 as a women’s cooking club and soon blossomed into a second wing as a private chef business. When Vanessa is not selling real estate she is putting on amazing food and special catered events, unique private dinners for top Realtors, Developers, Designers, and everyday Food Lovers! She is also hired by corporations such as Kenmore, Sears, Conagra Foods, and other major companies as a Brand Ambassador and Demonstration Chef showcasing special products, foods, and being the face of new brands. Chef Vanessa has cooked & demonstrated at major food shows such as New York, San Diego, and South Beach Food and Wine. You can reach out to Chef Vanessa for any form of catered events from bento box lunches, to cocktail parties, private dinners, as well as team building or in-home cooking classes. She is best known for using fresh and unique ingredients to spicing up the everyday foods we all love! The cooking club side to The Cooking Chicks continues to grow with over 1000+ registered members who enjoy different monthly based foodie inspired networking events from cooking classes, dinner outings, potlucks and more!

The Cooking Chicks and Chef Vanessa’s story has been featured in TimeOut Chicago, Sun-Times, TCW Magazine, Gaper’s Block, The Reader,, and more. The Cooking Chicks is also a featured sponsor for the coveted Chicago BaconFest Food Show aired on The Travel Channel, and featured in the following Published Books CRAVE Guide, MWF Seeking BFF by Rachel Berstche, and newly on the shelves as a mentioned case study business in Pinterest for Business by Ed Swiderski & Jess Loren. A new website with cooking videos, how-to tips, recipes and Cooking Chick member webframe will be launched any day! Chef Vanessa lives with her amazing husband Mike in the growing foodie & budding neighborhood hot spot of Logan Square.


The Cooking Chicks is currently Chicago’s biggest Women’s Cooking Club! The Cooking Chicks is a for-profit organization that enriches women’s lives by hosting food-based events, in-home cooking classes, and food-loving gatherings that inspire and create friendships, grow business networks, and allows for creative cooks to get together and meet, eat, exchange ideas/recipes, and learn from others on how to cook! The Cooking Chicks is paving the way to bring food, family, and friends back to the dinner table!


  • Soon to launch – HOMECOOK UNIVERSITY, in-home cooking classes & parties 
  • Foodie Book Club  – and meet the author series
  • Themed Potlucks
  • Restaurant outings & Foodie Crawls
  • Farmer’s market tours
  • Culinary Adventures to Paris
  • And more……


Bring in Vanessa to host your next custom designed:

  • Cooking Classes – couples, team building, or private one-on-one lessons on how to use your kitchen
  • Girls Nights In
  • Baby Showers, Wedding Showers, and more!
  • Cocktail Parties, themed dessert stations, candy stations and more!
  • Dinner Party, seated dinner, BBQs, professional functions and more!

Chef Vanessa’s personal approach is using the best ingredients that redefines traditional catering – it’s fresh and completely from scratch!

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Chef Vanessa’s lemon, white truffle, bacon potato salad and bacon-inspired sweets