Posts tagged "food"

Food+Wine Festival Coming to Chicago

Food+Wine Festival Coming to Chicago
This morning I received a very exciting announcement that Lincoln Park and Grant Park will be jointly hosting the inaugural Chicago Food+Wine Festival and it will be happening August 28-30 this year! World-class chefs, sommeliers, cocktail experts, culinary personalities, rising stars, musical acts and more will showcase their talent, innovation and unique flavors of Chicago.... Read more »

Holiday Food Events in Chicago

Holiday Food Events in Chicago
Chicago is a city that loves to be festive, and the holidays are a great excuse to check out the many great eating and drinking events happening all around the city. I know that as soon as the temperature drops below freezing Chicagoans tend to hibernate, but save that for January and February! I’ve put... Read more »

Food Network in Concert + a GIVEAWAY!!

Food Network in Concert + a GIVEAWAY!!
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... Read more »
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The Future of Food: How Will We Solve World Hunger?

The Future of Food: How Will We Solve World Hunger?
It’s been a while since I last posted on here, but I can promise it’s been because of a great cause. One in fact that I focus on from about 9:00am-5:00pm every day, my “day job” as the media relations manager at the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). We’ve been working on a new initiative... Read more »

Chicago Chefs Dominate 2014 James Beard Award Nominee Annoucements

Chicago Chefs Dominate 2014 James Beard Award Nominee Annoucements
This morning the James Beard Foundation (JBF) announced the list of the 2014 award nominees at the Publican in Chicago and yours truly had the chance to attend! I was humbled to be amongst some of Chicago’s top chefs, restauranteurs, beverage professionals, food writers, and even Mayor Rahm Emanuel! Chicago area chefs dominated this year... Read more »

Steph Eats Chicago on Dr. Oz!

Steph Eats Chicago on Dr. Oz!
I’m super excited to announce that this coming Monday, January 27th I’ll be featured on Dr. Oz for his healthy recipe challenge! The show will air on FOX at 3:00pm CT and the episode should also be online here after the show airs. Dr. Oz producers challenged me to create a healthier version of Chicago’s... Read more »
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Art and Appetite at the Chicago Art Institute

Art and Appetite at the Chicago Art Institute
To me art and food are very similar because before you ever eat with your mouth you eat with your eyes. If you’ve ever watched a cooking competition show participants are largely judged upon not only how their food tastes, but also how well it’s presented visually. The Chicago Art Institute currently has an exhibit... Read more »

2014 Chicago Michelin Bib Gourmand Winners

Ada St: photo by Alex Janowski- Wicker Park/Bucktown
Yesterday the 2014 Chicago Michelin Bib Gourmand winners were announced! This year has seen an increase in Chicago from 2013, from 64 to 69. According to Michelin, the Bib Gourmand designation denotes good cuisine at a reasonable price in a variety of comfort categories. Defined as “Inspectors’ Favorites for Good Value,” Bib Gourmand restaurants offer... Read more »

10 Tips for MasterChef Auditions

10 Tips for MasterChef Auditions
Next Saturday, October 19th MasterChef open call auditions are coming to Chicago! I recently spoke with MasterChef Supervising Casting Producer, Erika Landin who gave me a few tips for auditioning. If you think you have what it takes I’ll see you out there next Saturday and you better believe you’ll be up against some tough... Read more »
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My Audition for Check Please! Chicago

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This week I submitted my audition video for the new host of Check Please! I was a little bit nervous to put myself out there but I figured I didn’t have much to lose! I wanted my video to be a mini Check Please! episode and instead of focusing on a restaurant like the show... Read more »