Saturdays and Sundays, May 23 – October 4, 2015
1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
Learn to cook with garden-fresh ingredients all summer long at the Garden Chef Series. Noted chefs prepare recipes in the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden’s open-air amphitheater.
Seating is first-come, first-served for these free demonstrations. Visitors will need to use sun protection and wear caps in this sunny location. No umbrellas, please.
The Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden is the Midwest's headquarters for fruit and vegetable gardening information. It exhibits the best edible plants to grow in the Chicago area. Interpretive signs explain the organic growing techniques used throughout the Garden. Through the Garden's Windy City Youth Farm program, seasonal produce from the Fruit & Vegetable Garden is used in the food in the Garden View Café.
We'll feature recipes from the Garden's participating chefs, past and present.
Chef Series Lineup 2015
Note: The Chef Series schedule is subject to change; the online schedule will be updated as needed but may not be able to reflect all last-minute changes. As there are newly planted trees in the kitchen amphitheater area and it is very sunny, visitors will need to use sun protection and wear caps. No umbrellas, please.
|May 23||312 Chicago||Luca Corazzina|
|May 24||Libertad||Armando Gonzalez|
|May 30||Quince||Andy Motto|
|May 31||Homestead on the Roof||Chris Teixeira|
|June 7||Guildhall||Bradford Phillips|
|June 13||The Museum of Science and Industry||Brad Bussen|
|June 14||The Shedd Aquarium||Michael Hiller|
|June 20||Kraft Foods||Harry Crane|
|June 27||Coco Pazzo||Federico Comacchio|
|June 28||Hoosier Mama Pie Company||Paula Haney|
|July 4||Nancy Clifton||Chicago Botanic Garden|
|July 5||Healthful Habits, Inc.||Hyun Chul “H.C.” Choi|
|July 11||Pierrot Gourmet at The Peninsula Chicago||Eric David|
|July 12||Nieto’s||Nabor Vazquez|
|July 18||O’Donovan’s Pub & Restaurant||Victor DeLeon|
|July 19||The Shedd Aquarium||Carol Buckantz|
|July 25||Found Kitchen and Social House||Nicole Pederson|
|July 26||Now We’re Cookin’||Nell Funk|
|August 1||One North Kitchen & Bar||Laura Piper|
|August 2||Dave’s Specialty Foods||Dave Esau|
|August 8||Real Urban Barbecue||Jeff Shapiro|
|August 9||Dirk’s Fish and Gourmet Shop||Terry and Dirk Fucik|
|August 15||Toyota Park||Rafael Aguiniga|
|August 16||Children's Museum of Indianapolis||Matthew Harakal|
Osteria Via Stato
|August 23||Ad-Lib Geocafé||Rick Starr|
|August 29||Farmhouse Tavern||Eric Mansavage|
|August 30||Sable Kitchen & Bar||Lawrence Letrero|
|September 5||Harry’s Velvet Room||Erica Fischer|
|September 12||NoMI Kitchen||Satoru Takeuchi|
|September 13||Boltwood||Brian Huston|
|September 19||The Chopping Block||Shelley Young|
|September 20||The Hearty Boys||Steve McDonagh & Dan Smith|
|September 26||South Water Kitchen||Roger Waysok|
|September 27||My Private Chef, Inc.||Christopher Tong|
|October 3||Culinary Landscape||Michael Smith|
|October 4||Garden View Café||Pete Pettorossi|