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Chicago Cook-Off Awards: A Sensory Culinary Experience

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The Harris Theater

205 E Randolph S

Chicago, IL 60601

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Join top chefs, companies, philanthropists, and foodies at a fun-filled evening benefiting Culinary Care.

Our mission is all about creating fun experiences around food, and our fundraisers are no exception! This won't be your average chicken-dinner gala. As our guest, you'll dine on delectable dishes from top local restaurants, consume craft cocktails, and watch our very own Chopped-style cooking challenge featuring local leaders (watch the sizzle reel here -- https://www.cookoffawards.com/)

Culinary Care is a local nonprofit helping cancer patients live happier and healthier lives through food. Proceeds from the evening will support Culinary Care's meal program, which delivers free restaurant-prepared food to patients and their families. Founded in 2013, Culinary Care has delivered more than 7,000 meals!

VIP tickets include pre-event access where you’ll taste select dishes from the competitors and enjoy reserved seating during the awards, open bar, and the post-event dessert reception.

General Admission tickets include access to the awards, open bar, and the post-event dessert reception.

"I LOVE this event. Everyone I bring always has an amazing time!" - Michael Kasdin, 2015 - 2017 guest, Foley & Lardner LLP


The Nominees Are ...

Competing in the Uncle Ben's Low Sodium Category:

  • Barings led by Chef John Manion (El Che Bar and La Sirena Clandestina)

  • Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University led by Chef Tim Davidson (The Boarding House)

  • Katalyst Technologies led by Chef Rick Tramonto (Restaurant R'Evolution, Tramonto Restaurants)

  • Uncle Ben's led by Chef Chris Thompson (Coda Di Volpe)

  • Perkins + Will led by Chef Aaron Cuschieri (The Dearborn)

Competing in the Seeds of Change Vegetarian Category:

  • Seeds of Change led by Chef Devon Quinn (Eden)

  • Jewel-Osco led by Chef Josh Katt (KitchFix)

  • IMC led by Chef Austin Fausett (Fisk & Co.)

  • ParkerGale led by Chef Johnny Besch (BLVD)

  • Shire led by Chef Cory Morris (Boleo)

Competing in the Low Fiber Category:

  • tastytrade led by Chef Marcos Campos (Black Bull and Beatnik)

  • Energy BBDO led by Chef Ian Davis (Band of Bohemia)

  • Midwest Dairy led by Chef Michael Spiewak (The Heritage)

  • Edlong Dairy Technologies led by Chef James Lintelmann (Baptiste & Bottle)

  • Nuveen led by Chef Zach Walrath (The Florentine)

Competing in the High Protein / High Calorie Category:

  • Milhouse & Milhouse Charities led by Chef Danny Grant (Maple & Ash and Etta)

  • The Escape Pod led by Chef Chris Gawronski (Acanto, The Gage, Coda Di Volpe, The Dawson, Beacon Tavern)

  • Braintree led by Chef Jacob Verstegen (LondonHouse Chicago)

  • Katalyst Technologies led by Chef Matt Ayala (Cochon Volant)

  • Much Shelist led by Chef Todd Stein (The Bristol)

  • IMC led by Chef Kevin Cuddihee (TWO Restaurant)

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