"The Chef BBQ is one of the most anticipated events of the summer and a great time to celebrate all of the amazing food and talent this city has to offer," said Sarah Stegner, co-president of the Green City Market board and chef/partner of Prairie Gras Cafe in Northbrook. "The Chef BBQ is very important to the operations of the market. It raises much needed money to support our operations. The market is funded by such donations and grants. We are thankful that it has grown to be one of Chicago's most popular summer events. Our guests get to experience what truly 'local farm to table' is while helping to make it all possible."
Some of the most anticipated additions to this year's lineup include:
• Ina Pinkney; Barry Sorkin, Smoque; and Rob Levitt, Butcher and Larder are teaming up for the first time.
• New additions to the chef lineup this year include: Tremaine Atkinson Co-founder/Distille and JP Doiron, CH Distillery; Giuseppe Scurato, Ceres' Table; MichaelSheerin, Cicchetti; Ken Carter, Gather; Nathan Sears, The Radler.
"The Green City Market BBQ is the not to be missed event of the year for almost every single person I know," said Jason Hammel, chef and co-owner of Lula Cafe and Nightwood. "Sous chefs, pastry chefs, executive chefs, cooks, managers, artisans, farmers--so many who contribute to our great Chicago restaurant scene will bet here. Look around that night and you'll see a community paying homage to the mission and vision of Abby Mandel, who saw so much potential in our city and the bounty of our local farms."
See Below for a full list of some of Chicago's top restaurants and breweries that will have a presence at the BBQ:
676 restaurant Atwood Cafe
August Hill Winery/Illinois Sparkling Co.
Bar Toma Bar&Kitchen
Goose Island Beer Company GT Fish & Oyster
Half Acre Beer Company Haymarket Pub & Brewery Henri
Quince at the homestead Red door
Sable Kitchen & Bar Seasons Soda Seedling
Hickory Creek Winery
Benny's Chop House
Honey Butter Fried Chicken &
Sunday Dinner Club
Smoque and Ina's
Intelligentsia Coffee & Kilogram
Sparrow Coffee Roastery
Butcher & Larder Cafe des Architectes
Lakeshore Beverage Laughing Bird
Table, Donkey and Stick Tekla, Inc
Capriole, Inc. & Tekla, Inc.
The Chopping Block
Chilam Balam, Shaman by
Midwest Wine Selections
mk The Restaurant
Convito Cafe & Market
New Holland Brewing Co.
The Goddess & Grocer
Cookies and Carnitas Crop To Cup / Asi Tea
Nico Osteria Nightwood
The Publican The Publican
North Pond Restaurant
The Signature Room at the 95th
North Shore Distillery
Three Floyds Brewpub
One Off Hospitality Group
Forbidden Root Brewery
Park Grill at Millennium Park
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Fox Valley Winery, Inc Fresh Coast Distributors,
Pecking Order Perennial Virant
Uncommon Ground Vera
Lehman's cider, Quincy St.
Prairie Grass Cafe
About Green City Market
Green City Market is a 501 (c) (3) not for profit organization celebrating its 16th anniversary. The mission of Green City Market is to provide a marketplace for purchasing sustainably grown food and to educate, promote and connect farmers and local producers directly to chefs, restaurateurs and the greater Chicago community. Green City Market values education about quality food and its source. Green City Market is funded by individual donations, corporation sponsorships, grants and fund raising events