Grand Chefs Experience

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SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2022 AT 6:00 PM
After a year of takeout and virtual events, Chicagoland’s finest chefs will return to the historic Field Museum to recreate the legendary Grand Chefs Experience. This one-of-a-kind tasting experience will feature signature hors d’oeuvres from over 35 restaurants, fine wines and spirits, along with a culinary inspired silent auction. After the tasting, guests will move downstairs to dine with the world’s largest dinosaur, Maximo! While dining, guests will hear from our honored CF Fighter and support scientific advancements during our bid for a cure and dynamic live auction.

The celebration continues with live music, custom curated cocktails, mouth-watering pastries, and late-night bites during Nightcap—Chicago’s acclaimed after party. This year, Sue the T-Rex is planning an exclusive pre-party for Nightcap ticketholders that will be dino-mite. Throughout the evening, food will be abundant, libations will be flowing, and your support will make us one step closer to a CURE.

 For All Attendees of the Grand Chefs Experience, Please Note:
The City of Chicago recently announced that anyone age 5+ will be required to show proof of full vaccination to dine indoors, go to gyms, or visit entertainment/recreation venues that serve food and beverages in Chicago. (Full details of the order can be found here.

ALL attendees of the Grand Chefs Experience will be required to show proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for admission, Field Museum staff will be verifying at the door.

Valid proof of vaccination consists of a valid photo ID (age 16+) and one of the following: vaccination card, photocopy of vaccination card, digital record or app, or printed record from a vaccine provider

The State of Illinois mask mandate remains in effect: everyone aged 2 and up MUST wear a face mask, except when actively eating and drinking. Six feet of physical distance should also be maintained between families or "pods".

We will update this information as/if the mandates evolve up to the event date. Currently, the Grand Chefs Experience is exclusively an in-person event. However, we always want to assess the needs of our community and attendees. Please reach out to Sarah Evans at 872-265-1004 or sevans@cff.org if you would be interested in a virtual component.