September 2020            

Salud.  Sláinte.  Santé.  Salute.

In Every Language, Cheers To Good Health.

Chicago Gourmet Innovates in 2020.

Chicago Gourmet’s new format will come to life this September. Organizers at the Illinois Restaurant Association, along with Presenting Sponsor Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits – will soon reveal new programming that celebrates Chicago’s diverse culinary landscape. With the guidance of health experts and public officials, the outdoor epicurean gathering traditionally held in Chicago’s Millennium Park will be suspended until September 2021.

Chicago Gourmet fans can look forward to several experiential events championing a range of cuisines, chefs, beverage experts and more. These intimate events will give enthusiasts a front row seat to the talented individuals who make up our vibrant dining communities. During September, Chicago Gourmet will feature several unique dinners, tastings and collaborative events.

Taking place in person at restaurants and small venues citywide, functions will be limited in size to comply with current phasing and public safety requirements and designed for a range of interests and appetites. The lineup also includes Go Gourmet – a compelling series of virtual discussions and demos – that allow fans to participate from the comfort of their living room or home kitchen.

Chicago Gourmet’s commitment to community remains steadfast. Events and charitable programs will be announced later this summer at

2020 ticket buyers have the option to keep their ticket for the 2021 festival, or request a refund before July 31. See below for ticket info.


Good Works

Supporting The Future

Chicago Gourmet is proud to support scholarships for aspiring chefs and hospitality professionals through the Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. Learn more and add your support HERE.

Good Cause

Critically Needed Relief

Providing direct financial relief to restaurant workers in need as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Chicago Gourmet's dinners and virtual demo series will benefit this newly launched fund. Like to help? Donate HERE.

Good Memories



2019 Highlights

Lights, Camera, Napkin! The 2019 event celebrated all things food and entertainment with an all-star cast of chefs, delicious bites, lovely libations and more. Check out the video...

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