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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 23 – October 4, 2015
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.

Chef Series Lineup 2015
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 23312 ChicagoLuca Corazzina
May 24LibertadArmando Gonzalez
May 30QuinceAndy Motto
May 31Homestead on the RoofChris Teixeira
June 6

The Bar on Buena

The Northman

Cleetus Friedman
June 7GuildhallBradford Phillips
June 13The Purple PigJimmy Bannos
June 14Bin 77 (Baton Rouge, LA)David Dickensauge
June 20Kraft FoodsHarry Crane
June 21Spritzburger
Gale Gand
June 27Coco PazzoFederico Comacchio
June 28Hoosier Mama Pie CompanyPaula Haney
July 4NorthShore University HealthSystemKatrina Herrejon
July 5Healthful Habits, Inc.Hyun Chul “H.C.” Choi
July 11Pierrot Gourmet at The Peninsula ChicagoEric David
July 12Nieto’sNabor Vazquez
July 18O’Donovan’s Pub & RestaurantVictor DeLeon
July 19The Shedd AquariumCarol Buckantz
July 25Found Kitchen and Social HouseNicole Pederson
July 26Now We’re Cookin’Nell Funk
August 1One North Kitchen & BarLaura Piper
August 2Dave’s Specialty FoodsDave Esau
August 8Real Urban BarbecueJeff Shapiro
August 9Dirk’s Fish and Gourmet ShopTerry and Dirk Fucik
August 15Toyota ParkRafael Aguiniga
August 16Chicago Botanic Garden–Culinary LandscapeSteven Hipp
August 22Osteria Via StatoDavid DiGregorio
August 23Ad-Lib GeocaféRick Starr
August 29Farmhouse TavernEric Mansavage
August 30Sable Kitchen & BarLawrence Letrero
September 5One North Kitchen & BarErica Fischer
September 6Campagnola
Union Pizzeria
Vince DiBattista
September 12NoMI KitchenGreg Mosko
September 13BoltwoodBrian Huston
September 19The Chopping BlockShelley Young
September 20The Hearty BoysSteve McDonagh & Dan Smith
September 26South Water KitchenRoger Waysok
September 27My Private Chef, Inc.Christopher Tong
October 3Shedd AquariumMichael Hiller
October 4Garden View CaféPete Pettorossi

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