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GENERAL INFORMATION:

 

2016 DATES & LOCATIONS:

 September 23

 

HAMBURGER HOP

6:00PM – 9:00PM
HARRIS THEATER ROOFTOP
205 E RANDOLPH ST, CHICAGO, IL 60601 
 
 
 

LATE NIGHT GOURMET 

9:00PM – 12:00AM
   

SEPTEMBER 24     

CHICAGO GOURMET

12:00PM – 6:00PM
Millennium Park
205 E RANDOLPH ST, 
between Michigan ave. & Columbus Ave
   
 

GRAND CRU TASTING

2:00PM – 4:00PM
HARRIS THEATER ROOFTOP
205 E RANDOLPH ST, CHICAGO, IL 60601
   

 SEPTEMBER 25

 

CHICAGO GOURMET

12:00PM – 5:00PM
MILLENNIUM PARK
205 E RANDOLPH ST, 
BETWEEN MICHIGAN AVE. & COLUMBUS AVE
   
 
GRAND CRU TASTING
2:00PM – 4:00PM
HARRIS THEATER ROOFTOP
205 E RANDOLPH ST, CHICAGO, IL 60601
   

 



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RESPONSIBLE ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION:

Enjoy Chicago gourmet safely and responsibly. Chicago Gourmet encourages and promotes moderate and responsible alcohol consumption by legal drinking age consumers. Don't drink and drive.

 



Ticket faqs:

 

How do i purchase tickets?

To purchase tickets to all Chicago Gourmet events please click here.

 What is included with each ticket type?

Main event tickets:

Guests enjoy:

  • Two stages with live cooking demonstrations 
  • Two spaces featuring expert seminars
  • Gourmet tastings from over 200 restaurants
  • Wine, Spirit and Beer Tastings
  • Book signings by internationally renowned chefs, master sommeliers, and winemakers

grand cru tickets:

As a special event within Chicago Gourmet, the Grand Cru offers participants exclusive tastings of some of the finest wines in the world with food tastings from award-winning chefs. Each Grand Cru event is a chance to learn and enjoy tastings with master sommeliers and winery representatives who will be on hand to present and discuss the selections. The Grand Cru is special event within the Chicago Gourmet main event and requires an additional fee for entrance.Click here for more information. 

 

hamburger hop tickets:

Join top chefs as they battle in a burger competition while guests enjoy tasty, gourmet burgers, along with beer, wine, spirits, and more.  A celebrity panel of judges determines the city's best burger award, while guests crown the people's choice.
Click here for more information. 

 

late night gourmet:

The official after-party of Friday’s Hamburger Hop. This fun and festive event will cap off the evening with music from one of Chicago's hottest DJs, late night bites, tasty libations, and revelry with Chicago Gourmet chefs, sommeliers, and other tastemakers. Click here for more information. 


what is the age limit?

The festival is 21+ only. A valid ID is needed to enter all festival events. If we cannot verify your age, you will not be allowed into the festival. Anyone under the age of 21 will be stopped at the gate, refused entry, and passes will not be refunded.

 

Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet is open only to those 21 years of age and older. To ensure the comfort and safety of all attendees, we are unable to grant entry to children of any age – including toddlers and infants in strollers and/or baby carriers.We thank for your understanding, advance preparation and cooperation.

 

i have a question about a ticket that i have already purchased:

Email us at info@chicagogourmet.org we will make sure all your questions are answered.

are tickets refundable?

All ticket sales are final. Ticket exchanges and refunds are not available.

Will any of the events be cancelled if there is bad weather?

All events take place rain or shine. Weather contingency plans are in place in case of any inclement weather.

 

 



 at the festival grounds:

 

Disability access & accommodations:

The event takes place in Millennium Park, which has been designed to be fully accessible to all patrons. There are wheelchair-accessible ramps to all cooking demonstration stages as well as elevators that provide access to Friday’s hamburger hop. Please be aware the majority of the event takes place on the great lawn, which has limited concrete paths around the festival. We will do our best to accommodate all guests throughout the festival in any way possible.

 

Safety & medical:

Chicago Gourmet makes every effort to create a safe environment on the festival grounds, including public and private security and medical staff. If you need any assistance, seek out a security guard or festival staff member.

 

Lost & found:

During the festival, return found items to the registration tent at the entrances. Look for lost items at the registration tent at the entrance to the festival. After the festival, email info@chicagogourmet.org to inquire about lost items.

 

 



Press & Media

2016 press pass:

Online press credentialing is now open.Please click here to complete and submit the 2016 Chicago Gourmet Media application. For further information, please contact cg2016@imrchicago.com

 

For press & marketing inquiries:

For Press & Marketing inquiries, please contact Isabelli Media Relations

 



Be a part of chicago gourmet

2016 sponsor information:

For sponsorship information please contact Liz Sorrentino, Chicago Gourmet Director of Sponsorship.

 

2016 exhibitor and chef tastings:

For exhibitor or chef tasting information please contact Jessica Yarbrough, Chicago Gourmet Executive Director.

 

2016 Chicago Gourmet Summer Internships:

For information or to apply to the Chicago Gourmet Summer Internship program please contact Jessica Yarbrough, Chicago Gourmet Executive Director.

 

 2016 volunteer information:

The volunteer application is not yet open. For more information email us at info@chicagogourmet.org 




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