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Thursday, May 30th at 7 PM

The pressure is on for our annual Healthy Chef Challenge! Held at the stunning industrial private event space, Goose Island Barrel House, this culinary competition puts the skills of talented Chicago area chefs to the test!  They will have a limited time to make a delicious and nutritious entree using items we offer at our food pantry.  A crew of celebrity judges decides which chef does it best. 

Guests will have the opportunity to watch the competition, eat, drink, and sharpen their own culinary knowledge with demonstrations by our Health Ambassadors.

General Admission ($75) and VIP tickets ($150) are available now. Buy your ticket today!

We're so excited for our 2024 participants!
Learn more about them below:


Nathan Cheatham, Personal Chef and Oak Park Native
Samantha Demichael, Owner/Chef Flock & Forage, Green City Market
Rafat Alzein, Executive Chef at University Club of Chicago 

Darien Marion-Burton, Executive Director of Oak Park River Forest Chamber of Commerce
Dion Dawson, Founder of Dion's Chicago Dream, Beyond Hunger Partner
Phil Vettel, Legendary Chicago Tribune Journalist and Restaurant Critic

Know Before You Go


  • Goose Island Barrel House is an industrial looking building  located at 603 N. Sacramento Blvd. Chicago (see image of entrance below) Please make sure you go to the Goose Island Barrel House location not Taphouse.  



  • Goose Island Barrel House makes parking very easy by providing complimentary valet. If you are driving, we highly recommend you utilize valet the night of the event. There is no other parking immediately outside the venue.
  • Otherwise we recommend rideshare options like Uber or Lyft. 

Last year's Challenge was a huge success. Relive the highlights! 


Hosted By

Beyond Hunger
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