Posts tagged "Rick Bayless"

Above the Rails Gala to celebrate "The 606" opening

Above the Rails Gala to celebrate "The 606" opening
The Trust for Public Land will host Above the Rails, the inaugural gala celebrating the grand opening of The 606, Chicago’s next great park, trail and arts corridor, on Friday, June 5, at Western Trail Head (1821 N. Ridgeway Ave., Chicago). The party will bring together Chicago’s most influential civic and philanthropic leaders for a... Read more »

Stars of the culinary world toast Chef Charlie Trotter at tribute (VIDEO!)

Chefs toast Charlie Trotter's legacy at Venue One.
More than a dozen celebrity chefs from across the country came together for one special night in Chicago to honor the life and legacy of renowned Chef Charlie Trotter.   “A Toast to Charlie Trotter” benefited the Charlie Trotter Culinary Education Foundation (CTCEF) founded by the late chef in 1999.  Chef Emeril Lagasse served as emcee... Read more »

A Toast to Charlie Trotter: Emeril Lagasse will host a chef-filled tribute in Chicago on November 5

A Toast to Charlie Trotter: Emeril Lagasse will host a chef-filled tribute in Chicago on November 5
Charlie Trotter’s Culinary Education Foundation (CTCEF) will host an inaugural benefit, “A Toast to Charlie Trotter” on Wednesday, November 5.  The celebration to honor the late Chef Charlie Trotter, will be hosted by celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse with honorary co-chair Mayor Rahm Emanuel at Venue One, 1034 W Randolph Street. Chefs and other culinary figures... Read more »
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Illinois Restaurant Association Honors Six with Living Legend Awards

Illinois Restaurant Association Honors Six with Living Legend Awards
Congratulations to the six Chicagoans who were recently honored with Living Legends Awards from the Illinois Restaurant Association (IRA).  This award honored “exceptional members who have committed their lives to enriching Illinois’ cuisine and culture.”  We love them all and thank them for shining a light on the Windy City’s incredible restaurant culture that is... Read more »

Chef Charlie Trotter's Touching Memorial Service

Chef Charlie Trotter's Touching Memorial Service
It was one of the most beautiful services I’ve ever attended.  The Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago was filled to bursting for Chef Charlie Trotter’s memorial service, every pew was filled as well as the balcony.  Chairs had to be added to the edges for the overflow crowd for this tribute that was open to... Read more »

TCW Magazine Reveals 70 Chicago Personal Brands--Find Out Who Made the Cut!

TCW Magazine Reveals 70 Chicago Personal Brands--Find Out Who Made the Cut!
TCW Magazine has THE list!  In this month’s issue, they name 70 Chicago Personal Brands.  Here’s what they had to say:  “They’re known by name.  Many of them are known simply by first or last name.  These women and men are true personal brands:  individuals who are recognized and have built their brand far beyond... Read more »
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Chef Art Smith's 50th Coming to Soldier Field

Chef Art Smith will be turning 50 in grand style! Our own Chef Art Smith will be celebrating his 50th birthday in grand style!  How about a celebration in Soldier Field with over 70 top chefs?  This year’s Fifth Annual World Festival benefitting Common Threads will be a blowout party for Chicago‘s very own Art... Read more »

AIBI HONORS DONNA LAPIETRA

  Bill Kurtis with honoree Donna LaPietra Local icon and all around incredible woman, Donna LaPietra, was honored Thursday night by the Apparel Industry Board, May 28th, at the Casino.  The event benefited the Stanley Paul-Raelene Mittelman Scholarship Fund which awards scholarships to college students from Greater Chicago and/or Illinois who are studying in a... Read more »