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GO GOURMET EVENT OVERVIEW

 

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 expanded beyond Millennium Park in 2020 with Can't Stop the Hop presented by DoorDash! This year, nearly 100 competitors offered tasty burgers in-house or for delivery / carry out. Attendees hopped around and tried as many as they could from September 1 - September 13. $1 of every burger sold benefited the Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Restaurant Employee Relief Fund .

Click here for the full line up of participating restaurants. The winning chef crowned Can't Stop the Hop Champion was Chef Jose Rivera  of Black Barrel Tavern!

Go Gourmet Dinner Series presented by UnitedHealthcare

Date: Monday, September 14 - Wednesday, September 30

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

All 10 dinners adhered to the current restaurant guidelines including gathering size, distancing, and face coverings. Dinners included wine and cocktail pairings.

Check out the Go Gourmet Dinner Series presented by UnitedHealthcare lineup here

 

Go Gourmet Live Virtual Demonstrations

 

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

Attendees were able to cook with their favorite chefs from the comfort of their own home! All demonstrations took place from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CST). Demos included wine pairing suggestions from Justin Vineyards & Winery and cocktail pairings from Campari / Aperol. 

The price to access the Virtual Demo was $20.

Guests were able upgrade to a Meal Kit package which included class access and a meal kit - which fed four and included all ingredients needed for the meal, delivered right to attendees door a day prior to the live virtual demo. The cost of the Meal Kit + Virtual Demo was $210. No alcohol or beverage ingredients were included in the Meal Kits.  

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

Guests who did not purchase a meal kit, one week prior to the virtual demo, received an e-mail with all recipes and shopping lists.  

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

  

ARE TICKETS REFUNDABLE?

All sales are final. No refunds.  

 


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.

 

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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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