September 1-30, 2020            

In September,
Let's Go Gourmet!

It's Go Time!

From dinners, to demos, to darn good burgers all around town, this year's Chicago Gourmet will support local restaurants while celebrating the City's diverse culinary landscape.

Go Gourmet with us this September for delicious, intimate dinners from a celebrated mix of local restaurants and cuisines, and celebrity chef virtual cooking demos where you can watch, learn, and eat with fun, optional meal-kits delivered right to your home.

And, you just can't stop the Hamburger Hop. To kick off the month, Can't Stop The Hop presented by DoorDash will take place around the City and beyond. Eat in or at home -- just enjoy burgers, support our restaurants, and vote for your favorite.

Most importantly, ALL efforts this year will support the IRAEF Restaurant Employee Relief Fund. In these unprecedented times, Chicago Gourmet, from the Illinois Restaurant Association and presenting sponsor Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, remains committed to celebrating with you safely and supporting the community.


Start Hopping

Can't Stop The Hop

The popular Hamburger Hop takes place September 1-13 at over 100 restaurants. Eat in or at home, then vote for your favorite. All burgers sold support the IRAEF Restaurant Employee Relief Fund. HOP >

Do Dinner

Join Us For Dinner

Enjoy a gourmet night out and support the restaurants through our dinner series. From September 14-30, a celebrated mix of local restaurants and cuisines are inviting you for delicious, intimate dinners. RESERVATIONS >

Watch and Eat!

Live Virtual Demos

Join celebrity chefs for live virtual cooking demos to watch and enjoy from the comfort of home. And, cook right alongside the chefs with an add-on meal-kit delivery of a delicious dinner for four. TICKETS >


Support The Future

Featuring premium wine & spirits packages, sports memorabilia and restaurant-related items, proceeds from the Silent Auction provide scholarships for high school students studying Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management through the ProStart® program. BID >


Help The Workers

Providing direct financial relief to restaurant workers in need as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Chicago Gourmet's efforts this year will benefit this newly launched fund. DONATE >


Connect With Us

Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter and sign-up for our e-newsletter for the latest Chicago Gourmet news and information. We value your support and feedback, and look forward to staying in touch.E-NEWSLETTER >

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