We thank you for your interest in covering the 36th Annual taste of Chicago. For all media inquiries about the festival please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Please note before making your request:
o The General Taste Media Credential will provide working press with access to chefs, vendors, tastings and the media area/lounge. Note: This does not provide access to the Petrillo Concerts.
o The Petrillo Music Shell Concert Credential is for working media covering the concerts only.
► Concert at the Petrillo Music Shell – NOTE: concert credentials are separate from the general media credential for the areas listed below and require day of check-in.
► Lifeway Taste Kitchen Chef Demonstrations
► Individual Restaurant Vendors or Food Trucks
► Celebrity Chef du Jour
► Bud Light Stage
► CH Distillery Cocktail Lounge
Press and Photo Credentials
Media credential requests for the Taste of Chicago must be submitted by Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Acceptance notifications will be sent accordingly. Press access is complimentary. Each media outlet is limited to one press and one photography request as space is limited.
*Submission of a request does not guarantee admission.
Taste of Chicago Media Credential Requests
Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St., 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
Freelance writers and photographers must submit requests for the outlet he/she is representing on the company’s letterhead with the assignment editor’s signature. Eligibility will be determined case-by-case and you will be notified if you are approved or we require further information. We will not accept any applications from freelance photographers or writers who are not on confirmed assignment.
New Media (websites, podcasts, eNews, etc.)
Press admittance is open to journalists working with a commercial news or industry-related website. The website must be established and updated regularly with relevant original and current content. Please provide a link of past TOC coverage or similar reportage with your request. Web designers, editors and creators do not qualify for media credentials.
Media credential requests from bloggers will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Bloggers must host professional, industry-related blogs with original content. A link to the blog must be submitted along with the number of unique visits per month and how often it is updated.
Video and audio recording for broadcast is allowed up to 5 minutes for non-commercial use only. Any commercial use is prohibited without artist consent and written authorization by the Taste of Chicago and the City of Chicago.
View our Taste of Chicago Image Gallery
To Sponsor the Taste of Chicago, contact our Corporate Sponsorship Department at 312.744.9217 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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