2022 Celebrity Chef Ball Highlights

Thank You for Supporting Celebrity Chef Ball

On Friday, October 14, 2022 our community of supporters raised enough to deliver 135,000 meals to seniors and individuals with disabilities in need!

Save the date for next year!

Friday, October 20, 2023
6pm – 11pm
The Gergahty

To celebrate 35 years of Chicago’s Meals on Wheels program, dozens of top chefs and mixologists will come together to create a special evening of fine dining. The Ball begins with a cocktail reception followed by a truly unique and extravagant experience where every table is a chef’s table! A team of chefs will prepare a six-course meal right in front of your table, personally presenting their creations. Opportunities to win stellar experiences while supporting our cause are available during the live auction and paddle raise.

Proceeds benefit Chicago’s homebound seniors and people with disabilities struggling with food insecurity.

This event is black tie optional. As this is a unique culinary experience, we cannot accommodate special requests or dietary restrictions.

Meet The Co-Chairs!

Meet The Chefs!

The Chefs are the real star of the show! Chefs and restaurants make this event possible, donating their time, talent, and resources to create a spectacular evening for Meals on Wheels Chicago supporters. Meals on Wheels Chicago is grateful to the many chefs and restaurants participating in this year’s event. We will continue adding to this list, so check back often!

Adalina: Soo Ahn | Aikana: Alexander Quintero | Apolonia: Joe Spretnjak | Avec: Dylan Patel | Aya Pastry: Aya Fukai | Bayan Ko: Lawrence Letrero | Beatrix: Andrew Ashmore, Yasmin Gutierrez, Cory Morris | Bistronomic: Martial Noguier | Bittersweet Pastry Shop & Cafe: Mindy Gohr | Black Dog Gelato: Jessica Oloroso | BLVD: Nick Chaskin | The Bristol: Larry Feldmeier | Brown Sugar Bakery: Stephanie Hart | Cake Chicago | Carnivale: Carlos Lucas Garza | Coda di Volpe: Jacob Saben | Dear Margaret: Ryan Brosseau | Delightful Pastries: Dobra Bielinski | Demera: Tigist Reda | Eden: Devon Quinn | Elizabeth: Ian Jones | Formento’s: Don Walker | Frontier / Ina Mae Tavern: Brian Jupiter | Gioia Ristorante + Pastificio: Federico Comacchio | Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab: Justin Diglia | Katherine Anne Confections: Katherine Duncan | KOMO Chicago: Macku Chan | Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants: Hisanobu Osaka, Maxwell Robbins | Lyra: Athinagoras Kostakos | Maple & Ash: Austin Adler | Mercat a la Planxa: Gee Cuyugan | Moody Tongue: Jared Wentworth | Nico Osteria & The Thompson Chicago: Jacob VerstegenNorth Pond: Cesar Murillo | ofi: Daniel Espinoza | PomeroySophia Steak: Todd Stein | Prime & Provisions: Joseph Rizza | The Bartolotta Restaurants: Paul Bartolotta | ROOH Chicago, Bar Goa: Sahil Sethi | S.K.Y.: Stephen Gillanders, Fred Taylor | Sepia / Proxi: Andrew Zimmerman | Siena Tavern: Fabio Viviani | Suenos: Stephen Sandoval | Swift & Sons: Chris Pandel | Tanta: Roberto Rocha | Temporis: Troy Jorge | Travelle at The Langham: Justin Gomes | Vie: Paul Virant | Waldorf Astoria: Nicholas Marino

Meet The Mixologists!

These pros in the culinary art of making cocktails are mixing up specialty drinks just for you!

Bombola-Bonhomme Group: Brian Sturgulewski | Carnivale: Samuel Garcia | Chef’s Special: Chase Bracamontes | Crafthouse Cocktails: Charles Joly | Hegarty Restaurant Group: Monique Meyers | Maple & Hash: Lindsay Barras | Moneygun, Aikana: David Leon Jr. | Nine Bar: Joe Briglio | Segnatore: Kristin Magro | Tangled Tinctures: Sean Gundersen | Three Dots and a Dash: Kevin Beary | Untitled: Melissa Guadalupe | Waldorf Astoria: Miguel Angel Sanchez Borrego

Thank You, Sponsors!

Thank You Auction Donors!

Donate to The Auction!

Make a difference by donating to our live and silent auction. Products, gift cards, special experiences, in-home dinners, stays in vacation homes – the sky is the limit! All items will be featured at the event and proceeds from our auction will provide meals for seniors and individuals with disabilities in need. Questions? Contact Abby Oberdick at [email protected].

Sponsorship Opportunities

Is your company looking for ways to support a good cause? Meals on Wheels Chicago relies on sponsors to make our events a success. You can view the Celebrity Chef Ball sponsorship deck by clicking the button below, and if you are interested in a customized deal for 2022, please contact Elise Geiger at [email protected].

2019 Event Highlights

Please Note:

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, your safety remains our top priority. We want to assure you that Meals on Wheels Chicago is following all CDC, IDPH and CDPH guidelines in order to provide a safe and healthy environment for in-person gatherings. We will provide updated information and notify all guests closer to the event as needed. If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms (e.g., fever, chills, cough, sore throat) or feeling ill in any other way, we kindly ask that you do not attend this event.