Green City Market Announces Chef Lineup for Their Annual BBQ July 17

June 17, 2014 at 5:48 pm

One, of the many reasons to go the Green City Market BBQ, is that it draws so many of the top chefs from around Chicago, that it is an easy way to check out the food of a restaurant that you haven’t been to yet but were curious about. The market just announced their chef lineup today, so you can read their press release below. Here is a link to tickets


Bruce Sherman , Carrie Nahabedian, Rick Bayless and Sarah Stegner Join Nearly 100 of the City’s Finest Chefs and Farmers  to Create Best Culinary Event of The Summer


CHICAGO, IL, June 17, 2014–Green City Market will be hosting its 14th annual Chef BBQ Benefit  5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 17 in Lincoln Park, featuring the who’s who of Chicago’s culinary scene.  All dishes served at the BBQ feature items offered from the bounty of the market with nearly 100 chefs and restaurants creating culinary magic. In addition to food, locally made craft beer, wine, hand-crafted cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages will be available. Advance tickets are available at Green City Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays and on its website at General admission tickets are $125; VIP tables are available for $2,500 for 10 people. Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets early as this event has sold out in past years.

“The Chef BBQ is one of the most anticipated events of the summer and a great time to celebrate all of the amazing food and talent this city has to offer,” said Sarah Stegner, co-president of the Green City Market board and chef/partner of Prairie Grass Cafe in Northbrook. “The Chef BBQ is very important to the operations of the market. It raises much needed money to support our operations. The market is funded by such donations and grants. We are thankful that it has grown to be one of Chicago’s most popular summer events. Our guests get to experience what truly ‘local farm to table’ is while helping to make it all possible.”

Exciting highlights for the BBQ include:

  • Ina Pinkney; Barry Sorkin, Smoque; and Rob Levitt, Butcher and Larder are teaming up for the first time.
  • New additions to the chef lineup this year include: Tremaine Atkinson Co-founder/Distiller and JP Doiron, CH Distillery; Giuseppe Scurato, Ceres’ Table;  Michael Sheerin, Cicchetti; Ken Carter, Gather; Nathan Sears, The Radler.
  • “The Green City Market BBQ is the not to be missed event of the year for almost every single person I know,” said Jason Hammel, chef and co-owner of Lula Café and Nightwood. “Sous chefs, pastry chefs, executive chefs, cooks, managers, artisans, farmers—so many who contribute to our great Chicago restaurant scene will be there.  Look around that night and you’ll see a community paying homage to the mission and vision of Abby Mandel, who saw so much potential in our city and the bounty of our local farms.”

    Here is the full list of some of Chicago’s top restaurants and breweries that will have a presence at the BBQ:

    676 restaurant GT Fish & Oyster Sable Kitchen & Bar
    Atwood Café Half Acre Beer Company Seasons Soda
    August Hill Winery/Illinois Sparkling Co. Haymarket Pub & Brewery Seedling
    Bar Toma Henri Sepia
    Bar&Kitchen Hickory Creek Winery Shaw’s Chicago
    Bell’s Brewery Honey Butter Fried Chicken & Sunday Dinner Club SmallBar Division
    Benny’s Chop House Intelligentsia Coffee & Kilogram Tea Smoque and Ina’s
    Big Jones KOVAL sola
    Big Star Lakeshore Beverage Sparrow Coffee Roastery
    Bistronomic/LM Restaurant Group Laughing Bird Spiaggia/Cafe Spiaggia
    Butcher & Larder Limelight Catering Table, Donkey and Stick
    Cafe des Architectes Lula Cafe Tekla, Inc
    Capriole, Inc. & Tekla, Inc. Metropolitan Brewing Terzo Piano
    Ceres’ Table Midwest Wine Selections The Bristol
    CH Distillery mk The Restaurant The Chopping Block
    Chilam Balam, Shaman by New Holland Brewing Co. The Dawson
    Cicchetti Nico Osteria The Gage
    Convito Cafe & Market Nightwood The Goddess & Grocer
    Cookies and Carnitas NoMI Kitchen The Publican
    Crop To Cup / Asi Tea North Pond Restaurant The Publican
    Roastery North Shore Distillery The Radler
    deca restaurant One Off Hospitality Group The Signature Room at the 95th
    Eli’s Cheesecake Park Grill at Millennium Park Three Floyds Brewpub
    Farmhouse Tavern Pecking Order Trenchermen
    Forbidden Root Brewery Perennial Virant Two Brothers Brewing Company
    Fox Valley Winery, Inc Piece Brewery Uncommon Ground
    Fresh Coast Distributors, Lehman’s cider, Quincy St. Distillery Prairie Grass Cafe Vera
    Frontera Grill prasino Virtue Cider
    Gather Quince at the homestead Wood
    Goose Island Beer Company Red door



    About Green City Market

    Green City Market is a 501 (c) (3) not for profit organization celebrating its 16th anniversary. The mission of Green City Market is to provide a marketplace for purchasing sustainably grown food and to educate, promote and connect farmers and local producers directly to chefs, restaurateurs and the greater Chicago community. Green City Market values education about quality food and its source. Green City Market is funded by individual donations, corporation sponsorships, grants and fund raising events