Friday, October 20, 2023
The Geraghty, Chicago

Dozens of top chefs and mixologists will come together to create a special evening of fine dining to benefit the Meals on Wheels Chicago program. 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 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. The 2023 lineup is coming soon, but in the meantime we continue to thank the chefs that made our 2022 event possible!

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

Thank You 2022 Sponsors!

Thank You 2022 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].

2022 Event Highlights