Noted chefs prepare recipes in the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden’s open-air amphitheater.

PHOTO: Garden Chef Series

Garden Chef Series

Saturdays and Sundays, May 24 – October 12, 2014
1:30 and 2:30 p.m.

PHOTO: ChefLearn 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 2014
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 24312 ChicagoLuca Corazzina
May 25Shanghai Terrace at The Peninsula ChicagoIvan Yuen
May 31Fountainhead/The Bar on BuenaCleetus Friedman
June 1Real Urban BarbecueJeff Shapiro
June 7Found Kitchen and Social HouseNicole Pederson
June 8NEARGaetano Nardulli
June 14Di PescaraDave Boehm
June 15Sable Kitchen & BarHeather Terhune
June 21Culinary Landscape, Chicago Botanic GardenMichael Kingsley
June 22My Private Chef, Inc.Christopher Tong
June 28SpritzBurger/TruGale Gand
June 29Now We're Cookin'Nell Funk
July 5Atwood CaféNick Bajal
July 6Dirk's Fish and Gourmet ShopTerry & Dirk Fucik
July 12Coco PazzoFederico Comacchio
July 13Dave's Specialty FoodsDave Esau
July 19Soundings Café at the Shedd AquariumMichael Hiller
July 20South Water KitchenRoger Waysok
July 26GuildhallBradford Phillips
July 27QuinceAndy Motto
August 2Hoosier Mama Pie CompanyPaula Haney
August 3Garden Fresh Market CateringShimshon Yitzchak and
Shoshy Mor
August 9Kraft FoodsHarry Crane
August 10Healthful Habits, Inc.Hyun Chul "H.C." Choi
August 16Toyota ParkRafael Aguiniga
August 17O'Donovan's Pub and RestaurantVictor DeLeon
August 23


1:30 p.m. - Matthew Kirkley
2:30 p.m. - Anthony Martin
August 24One North Kitchen & BarLaura Piper
August 30Pierrot Gourmet at The PeninsulaEric David
August 31Ad-Lib GeocafeRick Starr
September 6Special Events,
Museum of Science and Industry
Brad Bussen
September 7Glen PrairieDanny Ovanin
September 13Centered ChefRyan Hutmacher
September 14The Hearty BoysSteve McDonagh & Dan Smith
September 20LibertadArmando Gonzalez
September 21The Chopping BlockShelley Young
September 27NorthShore University HealthSystemDr. Geeta Maker-Clark
 Hewn BakeryEllen King
September 28Diva Chocolates & Confections, Inc.Karianne Soulsby
October 4Nieto'sNabor Vasquez
October 5Cafe CentralJuan Carlos Median Vasquez
October 11Louisiana SeafoodScott Varnedoe
October 12Tapas GitanaAndy Novak

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