This Saturday Food Network Stars Sunny Anderson, Anne Burrell, Jose Garces, Alex Guarnaschelli, Jeff Mauro, Marc Murphy and Geoffrey Zakarian will join a bevy of Chicago-based chefs at Ravinia in Highland Park to jam out to the music of John Mayer, Phillip Phillips, Twin Forks, Raul Midón, Zane Carney, California Wives and more for the first ever Food Network in Concert!
Eating, drinking, and jamming will abound with several different food and music related events that will take place throughout the day from 11:00am when doors open, till late in the evening when John Mayer takes the stage at 8:30pm.
The highlight of the day is the Greatest Hits: The Ultimate Tasting Event Sponsored by JCPenny, a walk-around food and wine event that will take place from 2:00pm-5:00pm on the Ravinia lawn. You’ll have the chance to sample signature dishes from over 50 different chefs, and 100+ wineries. Local Chicago chef stars include Pat Sheerin, Jimmy Bannos (Jr. and Sr.), Gale Gand, Kevin Hickey, Tony Mantuano, and more.
For more detailed information and to view the whole schedule check out Food Network and Concert. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign dedicated to ending childhood hunger in America.
In addition, I’m giving away two tickets that include lawn seating and the Greatest Hits tasting event thanks to event sponsor, al fresco. The winner will receive a pair of Lawn Seat Tickets with Access to The Greatest Hits (total value $398). To see what is included with these tickets, head to the Food Network in Concert schedule and select "Lawn + Greatest Hits".
al fresco is the #1 chicken sausage brand in the U.S., with over 20 exciting, flavorful, gourmet varieties of chicken products, each with 70% less fat than pork sausage and free of gluten, nitrites, nitrates, preservatives and artificial ingredients. al fresco is part of the Kayem brand and I’ve actually had the chance to try several of their products before and know personally that they have many tasty creations. If you need recipe ideas, they have a great section on their website with meal ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner and more!
All you need to do is tweet @stefeatschicago and @alfrescogourmet with the hashtag #FoodIsMyJam with a reason why you deserve to win! All the tweeters will be entered and winner will be chosen at random Thursday evening at 9:00pm so keep an eye out on Twitter for the winner! Winners will need to take care of their own transportation to/from Ravinia for the event. Good luck!!
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