Garden Chef Series
Saturdays and Sundays, May 27 – October 8, 2017
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.
|Saturday, May 27||312 Chicago||Luca Corazzina|
|Sunday, May 28||Real Urban Barbecue||Dean Eliacostas|
|Saturday, June 3||Hewn Bakery||Ellen King|
|Sunday, June 4||The Shanty||Dimitri Kallianis|
|Saturday, June 10||Garden View Café||Samuel Lee|
|Sunday, June 11||Shedd Aquarium||Michael Hiller|
|Saturday, June 17||Sinhá||Jorgina Pereira|
|Sunday, June 18||Dirk's Fish and Gourmet Shop||Terry & Dirk Fucik|
|Saturrday, June 24||One North Kitchen & Bar||Erica Fischer|
|Sunday, June 25||Guildhall||Fernando Angelina|
|Saturday, July 1||Taste of Brasil||Cristiane Pereira|
|Sunday, July 2||Arbor||Leonard Hollander|
|Saturday, July 8||Hilton Chicago||Mario Garcia|
|Sunday, July 9||Pierrot Gourmet at The Peninsula Chicago||Nathan Zarach|
|Saturday, July 15||Bobby's Deerfield/Cafe Lucci||Augie Arifi|
|Sunday, July 16||Tapas Gitana||Andy Novak|
|Saturday, July 22||Honey Butter Fried Chicken and Sunday Dinner Club||Christine Cikowski & Josh Kulp|
|Sunday, July 23||Nieto's||Debbie Nieto, Sonya Soto, Juan Carlos Osorio|
|Saturday, July 29||Ad-Lib Geocafe||Rick Starr|
|Sunday, July 30, 11 a.m.||Whole Foods Market||Viviana Proano|
|Sunday, July 30||La Sirena Clandestina/El Che Bar||John Manion|
|Saturday, August 5||Hearth||Michael Elliott|
|Sunday, August 6||Publican Quality Bread||Greg Wade|
|Saturday, August 12||Museum of Science and Industry||Brad Bussen|
|Sunday, August 13||Culinary Landscape||Mike Schulte|
|Saturday, August 19||Whole Foods Market||Viviana Proano|
|Sunday, August 20||Dave's Specialty Foods||Dave Esau|
|Saturday, August 26||The Lunchroom||Laura Piper|
|Sunday, August 27||Found Kitchen and Social House/The Barn||Nicole Pederson|
|Saturday, September 2||Farmhouse Restaurant||Eric Mansavage|
|Sunday, September 3||Campagnola/Union Pizzeria/Union Squared||Vince Di Battista|
|Saturday, September 9||The Chopping Block||Shelley Young|
|Sunday, September 10||Longitud315||Tony Castillo|
|Saturday, September 16||The Children's Museum of Indianapolis||Lee Polk|
|Sunday, September 17||My Private Chef, Inc.||Christopher Tong|
|Saturday, September 23||Hoosier Mama Pie Company||Paula Haney|
|Sunday, September 24||The Hearty Boys||Steve McDonagh & Dan Smith|
|Saturday, September 30||Diva Chocolates & Confections, Inc.||Karianne Soulsby|
|Sunday, October 1||Cafe Central||Juan Carlos Medina Vasquez|
|Saturday, October 7||Culinary Landscape||Steven Hipp|
|Sunday, October 8||Toyota Park||Rafael Aguiniga|
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. 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.