CHEFS & RESTAURANTS


2019 Restaurants


Friday Dinner – April 5
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM VIP Hour
feat. Akahoshi Ramen Pop Up (VIP Only!)
7:00 PM -10:00 PM General Admission



3 Squares Diner / Jam – Ian Voakes
About Last Knife – Dan Weiland — NEW FOR 2019
Bangers & Lace – Evanston – Forrest Bedke
Bar Takito – Daniel Munoz
Bliss Culinary Heaven – Tyler Nelson
Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! – Eric Jorgensen — NEW FOR 2019
Carnivore Inc – Erik Williams
City Barbecue – Brian Carney
Crīo – Luis Guzman — NEW FOR 2019
Current Restaurant – Jonathan Meyer
Edzo’s Burger Shop – Eddie Lakin
Farmhouse Chicago
Gather – Ken Carter — NEW FOR 2019
Goose Island Brewhouse – Henry Pariser
HaiSous Vietnamese Kitchen – Thai Dang
Half Day Brewing Company – Bob Zrenner
Half Sour – Graham Akroyd
Heritage Restaurant and Caviar Bar – Guy Meikle
Imperial Lamian – Alan Tan
Ironside Bar & Galley – Chris De La Cueva — NEW FOR 2019
Italian Village Restaurants – Jose Torres
Jordan’s Food of Distinction
Kitty O’Sheas – Mario Garcia
Latinicity – Marcos Flores
Midnight Mac and Cheeserie – Brittany Howell
Murray Bros. Caddyshack — NEW FOR 2019
Orso’s Restaurant
Roof on theWit Hotel – Nathan Sears
Simone’s Bar – Rafa Lopez — NEW FOR 2019
Sparrow Coffee Roastery – Chris Chacko
Table, Donkey, and Stick – Justin Moser
Tap House Grill – Bob Zrenner
Taureaux Tavern – Mike Sheerin — NEW FOR 2019
The Dawson – Jordan Parker
The Dearborn – Aaron Cuschieri
The Duck Inn – Kris Delee and Kevin Hickey
The Heritage - Rick Ohlemacher
The Roaming Hog – Eddie Aguilar
Twain – Tim Graham — NEW FOR 2019
Velvet Taco – Grant Morgan
Victory Tap – Joseph Farina
Vie – Dan Compton and Frank Hutman
WHISK – David Rodriguez
Wow Bao
XO Marshmallow – Melissa Humphrey


Saturday Lunch – April 6
PRESENTED BY JEWEL-OSCO
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM VIP Hour
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM General Admission



Atwood – David Fingerman
Baptiste & Bottle – Emilio Gonzalez
Bistro Campagne  – Adam Grandt
BITES asian kitchen + bar – Derek Intapura
Blue Door Kitchen & Garden – Ian Flowers — NEW FOR 2019
Catering by May St – Mario Santiago
Chicago Artizen – Aaron Lindgren — NEW FOR 2019
Chicago q – Fila Lopez
Community Tavern – Joey Beato
Cooking Skills Academy – Paul Guerrero
Davanti Enoteca – James Day
Drawl Southern Cookhouse & Whiskey – Justin Stadler — NEW FOR 2019
Fig & Olive – Mathew Mirza — NEW FOR 2019
Firecakes Donuts – Maria Duron
Flight Club – Jeff Sauer — NEW FOR 2019
Goose Island Brewhouse - Henry Pariser
Hearth Restaurant – Michael Elliott
Honey Butter Fried Chicken – Christine Cikowski and Josh Kulp
Kaiser Tiger
Le Bouchon – Oliver Poilevey
Market House on the Square – Dan Marquis
N’awlins Edibles Traveling Personal Chef Srvcs – Cheryl Bowman
Naansense – Hiran Patel
NoMI – Eric Damidot — NEW FOR 2019
Osteria Bigolaro – Anthony Gargano — NEW FOR 2019
Paddy Long’s
Piece Pizzeria
Pink Taco – Alex Romero — NEW FOR 2019
Rack House Kitchen & Tavern – Bryant Anderson
Sheekar Delights – Diane Joseph
Showplace Icon Lobby Lounge – Jake Ziegler
Smack Dab – Axel Erkenswick
Smylie Brothers Brewing Company
Soul Kantina – Turon Cummings — NEW FOR 2019
Texican – Kim Dalton — NEW FOR 2019
The Chicago Firehouse Restaurant – Alejandro Soto
The Delta – Michael (Mike) McCants
The Fat Shallot – Sam Barron
The Ruin Daily - Carlos Cruz
The Signature Room at the 95th – Cardel Reid
The Swill Inn – Lamar Moore — NEW FOR 2019
Travelle at The Langham – Jeff Vucko
Uncommon Ground – Aaron Stanton
Vinci – paul loduca — NEW FOR 2019
Whirlyball – Larry Donahue
World of Whirlpool – Luke Creagan
Wrigley BBQ – Mitch Liebovich


Saturday Dinner – April 6
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM VIP Hour
7:00 PM -10:00 PM General Admission



312 Chicago – Luca Corazzina
676 Restaurant & Bar - Dominique LeBlanc Beers
90 Miles Cuban Cafe – Alberto Gonzalez — NEW FOR 2019
Angry Pig Tavern
Bar Roma – Fred Ramos
Batter and Berries – Ken L. Polk
BBQ’d Productions, INC
Beavers Donuts — NEW FOR 2019
Bull Dog Ale House – Ivan Gonzalez — NEW FOR 2019
Candyality – Terese McDonald
Cantina Laredo – Damon Workman
CheSa’s Gluten Free Food Truck- Chesaree Rollins
Chicago Artizen – Aaron Lindgren — NEW FOR 2019
Chicago Chop House – Martin Martinez — NEW FOR 2019
Concrete Cowboy – Esteban Garcia — NEW FOR 2019
Copper Fox Gastropub – Cortney Pierce — NEW FOR 2019
Earl’s BBQ – Art Wnorowski
El Tapeo – Matthew Cappellini
Fire Thyme – Jamie Bisioulis — NEW FOR 2019
Flo and Santos – Lupe Garcia
Flo Cafe & Bar – Leonard Sanchez
Fred’s Garage – Geo Tapia
Good Measure – Matthew Troost — NEW FOR 2019
Goose Island Brewhouse - Henry Pariser
Kimski – Anthony Baier
McWethy’s Sports Bar (formerly McQ’s Bar & Grill) – Dan Casey
Michael Jordan’s Restaurant – Gary Baca
Michael Jordan’s Steak House Chicago – Craig Couper
More – Patty Rothman
Morton’s The Steakhouse – The Original Location- Tim Soldat — NEW FOR 2019
Pinstripes – David Ho
porkchop – Jovanis Bourgoub
Public House – Jeremy Tannehill
Son Of A Butcher – Rick Rodriguez
Split-Rail – Zoe Schor — NEW FOR 2019
Steadfast – Ender Oktayuren
Steingold’s of Chicago – Aaron Steingold — NEW FOR 2019
The Broken Barrel Bar – Bryant Anderson — NEW FOR 2019
The Florentine – Zachery Walrath
The Grill on the Alley – Geordan Stenson
The Royal Grocer & Co. – Lisa Doshier — NEW FOR 2019
Three Floyds Brewpub – Pat Niebling
Wood Fire Counter – Kevin Whittier
VU Rooftop – Nolan Narut — NEW FOR 2019
Yolk



Restaurants, Chefs and Session Rosters are subject to change without notice