With your support our 2023 Healthy Chef Challenge was a HUGE success! A big thank you to everyone who attended and to those who participated in our silent auction. The generous support of our guests and sponsors will allow Beyond Hunger to continue to provide healthy and nutritious food for our community. Guests enjoyed a delicious selection of bites catered by New Rose Catering throughout the evening.

Re-visit the fun with photos provided by Matt Kosterman here

And check out the highlight video below, courtesy of Griffin & Stebbing.  

Doors Open at 6:30 PM/ Event Begins at 7 PM

We are thrilled to bring the heat (and fun) back in the kitchen with the return of our 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 30 minutes to make a delicious and nutritious entrĂ©e 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.

Feed the need and your inner foodie. General Admission ($75) and VIP tickets ($125) are available. Buy your ticket today!

Our participants for 2023 are: 
Monica Eng

The Chefs:
Victor of Variety Competition
Arshiya Farheen (VerzĂȘnay Chicago) vs. Yvonne Ivy (PHS Dessert Bar)

Master of the Menu Competition
Zita Smith (Zita Cooks Catering) vs. Connor Hepburn (The Alinea Group)

The Judges: 
Phil Vettel
Emily Hallock
Sam Yousif
Liz Abunaw

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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.

This is the entrance: 

Presented By

Beyond Hunger
Questions? Contact Lauren Brightmore


Goose Island Barrel Warehouse, North Sacramento Boulevard, Chicago, IL, USA

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