Posts tagged "illinois restaurant association"

Dining During NATO Summit

Dining During NATO Summit
There has been a LOT of security talk the past few weeks with the NATO Summit coming to town. I’m sure there will be some noticeable and unnoticeable changes to getting around town. Hopefully, the crazy images we’ve all seen on the news won’t become reality here. But, there is a bit of a silver... Read more »

20 Questions - Sheila O'Grady, Director of the IL. Restaurant Assoc. & Chicago Gourmet

20 Questions - Sheila O'Grady, Director of the IL. Restaurant Assoc. & Chicago Gourmet
I first met Sheila O’Grady a year ago after Chicago Gourmet. Her career pedigree and educational background are very impressive. She’s a smart, no nonsense, Chicagoan who cuts through to the issue. I’ve enjoyed our conversations and see that the focus she has not only for the Illinois Restaurant Association but for Chicago Gourmet is... Read more »

What's in store for Chicago Gourmet 2011?

What's in store for Chicago Gourmet 2011?
It’s been a month since the party in the park known as Chicago Gourmet, and I wanted to get some insight as to how the organizers felt it went. A few writers and bloggers panned the event for its lines, cost and worthiness of Chicago. Head shot maven, Steve Dolinsky tweeted about eight times saying... Read more »
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Chicago Gourmet 2010

Chicago Gourmet 2010
This morning there was a kickoff for this year’s Chicago Gourmet! Sheila O’Grady President of the Illinois Restaurant Association hosted the event and spoke about the various support through private funding to ensure this year’s event is the best one yet. The title sponsor for the event is Bon Appétit Magazine with Southern Wine and Spirits... Read more »