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Chef's Table

The Chef's Table, the IRA's annual Restaurateurs Event, brings professionals together each fall to celebrate and honor the Illinois foodservice industry.  This year's event will be held Friday, November 8, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. 

Tickets for the 2013 event are now on sale!  For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, please click here

The proceeds from the evening benefit the Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s Scholarship Initiative and ProStart Program. Each year, with your support, the Educational Foundation awards scholarships to students interested in the restaurant/hospitality industry. To date, over $2.1 million in scholarships have been awarded.

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Andy Peters at or 312.380.4134

If your restaurant is interested in participating, please contact Ashley Brandon at or 312.380.4133.

Thank you to all of the sponsors who supported the 2012 event.

Connoisseur Sponsors:  American Express, Don, Farmers Insurance Group, Gordon Food Service, Heartland Payment Systems, Little Miss Muffin, Mahoney Environmental, Pepsi, Reinhart FoodService, River North, Sysco, Texas de Brazil, Turano, US Foods

Food & Beverage Sponsors: Ashland Addison Florist Co., Bud Light, Chicago Beverage Systems, Coca-Cola, Empire, Fortune Fish Company, Illinois River Winery, Lagunitas Brewing, Midway Wholesalers, Inc., Olympic Restaurant Equipment Experts, Pepsi, Proximo, Red Bull, Southern Wine & Spirits of Illinois, River North, Ste Michelle Wine Estates, Stock Yards Packing Company, Sysco, Farmer Brothers, Turano

Patron Sponsors: Blackman Kallick & Plante Moran, Choose Chicago, Connie's Pizza, The Cubby Bear, Ecolab, HMSHost, Lettuce Entertain You, Manny's Cafeteria & Delicatessen, Schultz Supply, The Signature Room at the 95th

2012 Connoisseur Sponors



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