CHICAGO'S CHARITY CHEF FEST
MARCH 2, 2020
DONALD E. STEPHENS CONVENTION CENTER
A charity event supporting
Every year, the best of Chicago's food world come together for one spectacular evening at Chicago's original, premier culinary charity event.
Savour every second of this event as the best of Chicago's food scene serve you award-winning food and wine! Best of all, all the proceeds go to support Operation North Pole Charity. All proceeds of this event goes to benefit children with life-threatening illnesses. Many children who may possibly be celebrating the holidays for the very last time with their families.
We are excited to have many of many of Chicago's finest chefs returning in 2020 including the only 2018 new Chicago Michelin Awarded Restaurant - Temporis. Additionally this year World Champion Baker Pierre Zimmermann of LaFournette Bakery will join our ranks. You won't want to miss out on these culinary luminaries along with the wonderful chefs and restaurants who have supported us for many years!!
OPERATION NORTH POLE
Operation North Pole (ONP) is a volunteer-based public charity. ONP works with Chicago’s major children’s hospitals, providing a day of fun and fantasy for families who have a child battling a life threatening illness by hosting a fantasy trip to the North Pole.
With the emotional and financial stresses a family with a child battling a life-threatening, or a terminal-illness may face, ONP makes every effort to ensure that the entire family participates and shares in the day's festivities.
The magical experience includes breakfast, a festive train ride to the North Pole, a visit with Santa, winter wonderland fun, entertainment, treats, personal wish list gifts, and much more! It's ONP's goal to provide these families an unforgettable experience amidst very challenging times.
2020 CHEFS & RESTAURANTS
CHEF MARTIAL NOGUIER BISTRONOMIC
CHEF JUAN MARRON CAFÉ LA CAVE
TINO ANTONACCI CARMINE'S
CHEF DOMINIQUE TOUGNE CHEZ MOI
CHEF GREG & KRISTINA GAARDBO CHICAGO CULINARY KITCHEN
CHEF PAUL GUERRERO COOKING SKILLS ACADEMY
CHEF PATRICK CHABERT DUCHOSSOIS
CHEF MASATO SUZUKI D & J BISRO
CHEF FRANCOIS SANCHEZ
CHEF SHAWN DOOLIN ENTERTAINING COMPANY
CHEF LUIS QUIROZ GENE & GEORGETTI'S
CHEF MICHAEL LACHOWICZ GEORGE TROIS
CHEF MARCO DIBENEDETTO GIBSON'S STEAKHOUSE
CHEF TINA DILLON HITZ
CHEF PIERRE ZIMMERMANN LA FOURNETTE
CHEF LANA KOBRIN LANA'S DAZZLING DESSERTS
CHEF OLIVER POILEVEY LA SARDINE ET LE BOUCHON
CHEF ROLAND LICCIONI LES NOMADES
CHEF BRIANNA CARDONE MAMBO ITALIANO
MICHAEL PALMIERI MIA PASSIONE
CHEF ANU SHARMA MANTRA BY INDIAN GARDEN
CHEF NATE McCAHERTY NONNO PINO'S
CHEF GIOVANNI DENIGRIS OSTERIA TRULLI
CHEF JAMES DE MARTE PISOLINO
CHEF DONNA HESIK SUZETTE CREPERIE
CHEF JOHN GATSOS TAVERN ON RUSH
CHEF SAM PLOTNECK TEMPORIS
CHEF ANDRES FARIAS TERRACE 16
PATRICIA FERRARO VICTORIA EVENTS
GREG BARNHARDT TOASTY CHEESE
CHEF TASSI TAGARELLI MISS DOTTIE'S POUND CAKE