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Can’t Stop the Hop presented by DoorDash

Date: Tuesday, September 1 - Sunday, September 13

Place: Nearly 100 restaurants throughout Illinois!

The popular Hamburger Hop expands beyond Millennium Park in 2020 with Can't Stop the Hop presented by DoorDash! This year, nearly 100 competitors will offer tasty burgers in-house or for delivery / carry out. Hop around and try as many as you can from September 1 - September 13. $1 of every burger sold will benefit the Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Restaurant Employee Relief Fund .

Click here for the full line up of participating restaurants and to vote for your favorite burger beginning September 1.  The winning chef will be crowned Can't Stop the Hop Champion the week of September 14.  

 

Go Gourmet Dinner Series presented by UnitedHealthcare

Date: Monday, September 14 - Wednesday, September 30

Dinner guests will enjoy big flavors at intimate gatherings. Bringing Chicago Gourmet into our city's neighborhoods, this year's Go Gourmet Dinner Series presented by UnitedHealthcare will truly celebrate Chicago's diverse range of cuisines, chefs, beverage experts and more. From Mexican cuisine, to Asian, to Italian , and more, our Dinner Series will offer a wonderful, delicious night out for everyone.

All 10 dinners will adhere to the current restaurant guidelines including gathering size, distancing, and face coverings. Dinners include wine and cocktail pairings. Alternative beverages will be available at an additional cost.

Check out the Go Gourmet Dinner Series presented by UnitedHealthcare lineup and make your reservations directly with participating restaurants here

Should phasing regulations regarding COVID-19 cause event cancellations, Go Gourmet dinner series presented by UnitedHealthcare events will be rescheduled for a later date.

 

WHAT IS THE AGE LIMIT?

 

The Go Gourmet Dinner Series presented by UnitedHealthcare is 21+ only. A valid ID is required. 

 

Go Gourmet Live Virtual Demonstrations

 

Date: Monday, September 14 - Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Cook with your favorite chefs from the comfort of your own home! All demonstrations will take place from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CST). Discover the perfect wine pairing suggestions from Justin Vineyards & Winery and cocktail pairings from Campari / Aperol. 

The price to access the Virtual Demo is $20.

You can also upgrade to a Meal Kit package which includes class access and a meal kit - which feeds four and includes all ingredients needed for the meal, delivered right to your door a day prior to the live virtual demo. The cost of the Meal Kit + Virtual Demo is $210. No alcohol or beverage ingredients are included in the Meal Kits. To ensure meal kits are delivered in time for the Demo, all orders must be placed 7 days prior to the demonstration date.

Proceeds from the Live Virtual Demonstration Series will benefit the IRAEF Restaurant Employee Relief Fund.

If you do not purchase a meal kit, one week prior to the virtual demo, you will receive an e-mail with all recipes and shopping lists.  

Click here to browse the Go Gourmet Live Virtual Demo Series and to buy tickets.

  

ARE TICKETS REFUNDABLE?

All sales are final. No refunds. 

 

WHAT IF ANY OF THE GO GOURMET DINNERS EVENTS ARE CANCELLED?

Should phasing regulations regarding COVID-19 cause event cancellations, Go Gourmet dinner series events will be rescheduled for a later date.   


 

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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?

Click here to make reservations and purchase tickets to Go Gourmet 2020.


FILMING IN PROGRESS ON SITE:

The event venues will be used as filming locations and by attending you are agreeing to be photographed and/or filmed. By your presence in these areas, you are acknowledging that you have been informed that you may be photographed and recorded as part of the release into one or more feature films, marketing materials, or other filmed projects.

You are giving up all rights in and to such images and you release the photographers and filmmakers from any and all claims, demands or causes of action you may have for libel, defamation, invasion of privacy or right of publicity, infringement of copyright or trade-mark, or violation of any other right relating to any utilization of the rights gained.

IF YOU DISAGREE WITH THE ABOVE, PLEASE DO NOT ENTER EVENT LOCATIONS.

DISABILITY ACCESS & ACCOMMODATIONS:

All Go Gourmet venues are fully accessible to all patrons.

 

PRESS & MEDIA

FOR PRESS & MARKETING INQUIRIES:

Thank you for your interest in Chicago Gourmet! For media inquiries, please contact janet@imrglobal.com.

 

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SPONSOR & EXHIBITOR INFORMATION:

For sponsor and exhibitor information please contact Chicago Gourmet at chicagogourmet@illinoisrestaurants.org .

 

 

CHICAGO GOURMET INTERNSHIPS:

For information or to apply to the Chicago Gourmet Internship program please email us at chicagogourmet@illinoisrestaurants.org .

 

 

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

 


 

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