Saturdays and Sundays, May 26 – October 7, 2018
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 26||312 Chicago||Luca Corazzina|
|Sunday, May 27||Cafe Lucci/Bobby's Deerfield/Bobby's Lincoln Park||Augie Arifi|
|Saturday, June 2||Arbor||Leonard Hollander|
|Sunday, June 3||Dave's Specialty Foods||Dave Esau|
|Saturday, June 9||Northwestern University||Fabrizio Patano|
|Sunday, June 10||The Children's Museum of Indianapolis||Christopher Benge|
|Saturday, June 16||Terzo Piano||Carolina Diaz|
|Sunday, June 17||Dirk's Fish and Gourmet Shop||Terry & Dirk Fucik|
|Saturday, June 23||Sable Kitchen & Bar||Amber Lancaster|
|Sunday, June 24||Hewn Bakery||Ellen King|
|Saturday, June 30||Honey Butter Fried Chicken/Sunday Dinner Club/TriBecca's Cubano||Christine Cikowski & Josh Kulp|
|Sunday, July 1||Hearth||Michael Elliot|
|Saturday, July 7||Hilton Chicago||Mario Garcia|
|Sunday, July 8||Floriole||Sandra Holl|
|Saturday, July 14||Museum of Science and Industry||Brad Bussen|
|Sunday, July 15||Garden View Café||Michael Hiller|
|Saturday, July 21||Pierrot Gourmet at The Peninsula Chicago||Norman Hargrove|
|Sunday, July 22||Cafe Central||Juan Carlos Medina Vasquez|
|Saturday, July 28||Stock & Ledger Kitchen and Spirits/The Lunchroom||Laura Piper|
|Sunday, July 29||Hoosier Mama Pie Company||Paula Haney|
|Saturday, August 4||One North Kitchen & Bar||Erica Fischer|
|Sunday, August 5||La Sirena Clandestina/El Che Bar||John Manion|
|Saturday, August 11||Toyota Park||Rafael Aguiniga|
|Sunday, August 12||Tapas Gitana||Andy Novak|
|Saturday, August 18||Phyter — Healthful Habits LLC||David Choi, Jr.|
|Sunday, August 19||Found Kitchen and Social House||Bradford Phillips|
|Saturday, August 25||Tre Rivali||Heather Terhune|
|Sunday, August 26||Guildhall||Fernando Angelina|
|Saturday, September 1||Pete Miller's Steak & Seafood Evanston||Marcus Mooney|
|Sunday, September 2||Campagnola/Union Pizzeria/Union Squared||Vince Di Battista|
|Saturday, September 8||Diva Chocolates & Confections, Inc.||Karianne Soulsby|
|Sunday, September 9||Publican Quality Bread||Greg Wade|
|Saturday, September 15||The Chopping Block||Shelley Young|
|Sunday, September 16||My Private Chef, Inc.||Christopher Tong|
|Saturday, September 22||Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits||Michael Ciapciak|
|Sunday, September 23||The Hearty Boys||Steve McDonagh & Dan Smith|
|Saturday, September 29||Farmhouse Restaurant||Eric Mansavage|
|Sunday, September 30||Coco Pazzo||Federico Comacchio|
|Saturday, October 6||Culinary Landscape||Michael Schulte|
|Sunday, October 7||Shedd Aquarium||Steven Hipp|
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.