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Taste of Chicago - Celebrity Chef du Jour

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Celebrity Chef du Jour Tent

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As the City of Chicago continues to demonstrate a robust culinary community of noted chefs, the city’s premier food festival continues its efforts to highlight these food masters as Taste of Chicago once again features Celebrity Chef du Jour.

The dining experience offers attendees the opportunity to enjoy a sit-down, three-course meal in an air-conditioned and decorated dining pavilion for only $45 per person (limit 4 tickets per person). Tickets for the dining experience must be purchased in advance and will go on sale Friday, May 20 beginning at 10am CDT.

Once again, students from the Washburne Culinary Institute will assist the chefs in preparation and serving dining patrons. Founded more than 76 years ago, Washburne Culinary Institute is one of the oldest culinary schools in the nation. Washburne provides students with the latest culinary techniques, along with essential hands-on experience to ensure they are equipped to work in Chicago’s most successful restaurants, hotels, private clubs and other culinary establishments.


Graham ElliotGraham Elliot, Chef of Graham Elliot Bistro
Addison Smith (photo by Greg Gayne)

Addison, Masterchef Junior Season 4 Winner

Wednesday, July 6, Dinner at 6:30pm

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Kevin HickeyKevin Hickey, Chef of The Duck Inn

Thursday, July 7, Dinner at 6:30pm

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Patrick SheerinPatrick Sheerin, Chef of Trenchermen

Friday, July 8, Dinner at 6:30pm

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Chris MacchiaChris Macchia, Chef of Nonnina

Saturday, July 9, Dinner at 6:30pm

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Abraham Conlon (photo by Nick Murway)Abraham Conlon, Chef of Fat Rice

Sunday, July 10, Dinner at 5pm

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July 6-10, 2016




Dinner will begin at 6:30 pm on July 6, 7, 8 & 9; Dinner will begin at 5 pm on July 10




Grant Park, Buckingham Fountain
500 S. Columbus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605




$45 per person (limit 4 tickets per person)




Fully Accessible.




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