Saturdays and Sundays, May 23 – October 4, 2020
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 Harvest 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.
|Saturday, May 25||Granor Farm||Abra Berens|
|Sunday, May 26||Publican Quality Bread||Greg Wade|
|Saturday, June 1||The Lakefront Restaurant||Cleetus Friedman|
|Sunday, June 2||Tre Rivali||Heather Terhune|
|Saturday, June 8||Garden View Café||Michael Hiller|
|Sunday, June 9||Eataly||Will Serafini|
|Saturday, June 15||One North Kitchen and Bar||Erica Fischer|
|Sunday, June 16||Dirk's Fish and Gourmet Shop||Dirk & Terry Fucik|
|Saturday, June 22||Floriole||Sandra Holl|
|Sunday, June 23||Majani Catering||Tsadakeeyah Emmanuel|
|Saturday, June 29||Happy Eats Healthy||Monique Costello|
|Sunday, June 30||Hoosier Mama Pie Company||Paula Haney|
|Saturday, July 6||Guildhall||Fernando Angelina|
|Sunday, July 7||Hearth||Michael Elliott|
|Saturday, July 13||What's Cookin', Chicago||Joelen Kenny|
|Sunday, July 14||Cafe Luci/Bobby's Deerfield/Bobby's Lincoln Park||Augie Arifi|
|Saturday, July 20||La Sirena Clandestina / El Che Bar||John Manion|
|Sunday, July 21||The Peninsula Hotel||Stefano Galindo|
|Saturday, July 27||Hilton Chicago||Mario Garcia|
|Sunday, July 28||College of Lake County Culinary Program||William Vena|
|Saturday, August 3||Stock and Ledger Kitchen & Spirits||Laura Piper|
|Sunday, August 4||The Chocolate Sanctuary||Hailey Turso-Marciniak|
|Saturday, August 10||The Chopping Block||Shelley Young|
|Sunday, August 11||Dave's Specialty Foods||Dave Esau|
|Saturday, August 17||Happy Eats Healthy||Monique Costello|
|Sunday, August 18||Celebrity Chef and Cookbook Author||Gale Gand|
|Saturday, August 24||Hewn Bakery||Ellen King|
|Sunday, August 25||Campagnola/Union Pizzeria/Union Squared/Union Full Board||Vince DiBattista|
|Saturday, August 31||Celebrity Chef||Tommy Walton|
|Sunday, September 1||Osteria Bigolaro||Tony Gargano|
|Saturday, September 7||312 Chicago||Luca Corazzina|
|Sunday, September 8||Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits||Michael Ciapciak|
|Saturday, September 14||Culinary Landscape||Michael Schulte|
|Sunday, September 15||My Private Chef||Chris Tong|
|Saturday, September 21||Guanajuato||Margarita Challenger & Jovanny Diaz|
|Sunday, September 22||Hotel Arista||Austin Fausett|
|Saturday, September 28||Farmhouse Tavern||Eric Mansavage|
|Sunday, September 29||Diva Chocolates & Confections, Inc.||Karianne Soulsby|
|Saturday, October 5||3 Squares Diner||Ian Voakes|
|Sunday, October 6||Tapas Gitana||Andy Novak|
Note: The Chef Series schedule is subject to change. The online schedule is updated as needed, but may not be able to reflect all last-minute changes. The kitchen amphitheater area can be very sunny (especially early in the season as the leaves are emerging on the sycamore trees). Visitors will need to use sun protection and wear caps. No umbrellas, please.