Celebrity Chef Ball
The Celebrity Chef Balls is one of Chicago's longest-running culinary fundraisers. Over 80 chefs and mixologists from Chicago and around the country come together for an annual celebration of food and philanthropy, and to NOURISH Chicago's homebound senior and disabilities communities.
The 27th Annual Celebrity Chef Ball grossed a record amount of funds, and continues to be one of Chicago's finest culinary fundraisers. The ball features a two-events-in-one event format; an early VIP seating dining experience, followed by a reception-style ball.
The VIP Chef's Table begins with a VIP reception, followed by an intimate dining experience.Seated in small clusters, each served by 3 chefs and a mixologist, VIP Chef's Table guests enjoyed a 6-course meal with cocktail pairings, decadent pastries and live auction. A VIP Chef's Table ticket also includes entry to the Chef's Tasting Party.
During the Chef's Tasting Party, guests sampled their way through over 40 chef stations and one-of-a-kind cocktail experiences. While indulging in signature dishes and specialty cocktails, guests bid on dozens of premier items and experiences at the silent auction. Guests also have the opportunity to interact with each chef.
Past participants have included chefs from Blackbird, Graham Elliot, Takashi, Primehouse, Vie, Girl & the Goat, Coco Pazzo, Heaven on Seven, and Piccolo Sogno.