GLENCOE, Ill. (January 22, 2013)- Chefs from some of Chicagoland’s favorite restaurants will be sharing their culinary experience at the Chicago Botanic Garden this summer during the annual Garden Chef Series. Chefs will prepare a signature dish at a cooking demonstration in the Garden’s open-air amphitheater in the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden each weekend from Saturday, May 25 through Sunday, October 6.
All demonstrations are free and take place at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Past chefs have included Gale Gand of Tru, Jeff Shapiro of Real Urban BBQ, Heather Terhune of Sable Kitchen & Bar, and others.
Visitors will be invited to ask questions and will have a chance to not only get cooking tips from an expert, but also walk away with a delicious recipe they can serve at home. As an added bonus, visitors will be able to take advantage of plant giveaways at the Garden. Each month, visitors will be able to take home a seedling along with a care sheet and recipe. Past giveaways have included dwarf blue curled Scotch kale, Mrs. Burns’ lemon basil and Grandpa Admire’s heirloom lettuce. Giveaways happen Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Garden Chef Series is made possible by the generous support of Food Network Magazine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Admission to the Chicago Botanic Garden and the Garden Chef Series is free. Parking is per car; free for Garden members. For more information, call (847) 835-5440, or visit www.chicagobotanic.org/chef.