About

THE CHICAGO FOOD + WINE FESTIVAL

Get ready for tastings, wine & cocktail samples, insightful seminars, and more in one of the world’s top cultural and culinary cities. The Chicago Food + Wine Festival presented by FOOD & WINE Magazine brings together acclaimed chefs, wine & spirits experts, and winemakers from across the nation as well as from Chicago’s own acclaimed restaurant community for an experience unlike any other.

For our inaugural year, we’ve curated a can’t-miss itinerary filled with evening tasting events, up-close and personal access to culinary, wine and spirit talent at dozens of cooking demos, wine and cocktail seminars, and more. Between sessions, indulge in The Grand Tasting Pavilion, showcasing over 90 wine, spirit and artisanal food exhibitors, along with celebrated local and regional restaurants. Plus, pick-up copies of inspiring cookbooks and get them signed by your favorite chefs in the Book Signing Tent.

The Chicago Food + Wine Festival marks a compelling collaboration between C3 Presents, chef Tim Love, and presenting sponsor FOOD & WINE Magazine, with 30 years of experience developing, organizing and sponsoring world-class culinary destination festivals around the country.

Festival partners have recruited an Advisory Board comprised of Chicago chefs including Jimmy Bannos (Heaven on Seven, The Purple Pig, Juicy-O); Rick Bayless (Frontera Grill, Topolobampo, Xoco, Tortas Frontera); Graham Elliot (Graham Elliot Bistro); Jose Garces (Garces Group); Stephanie Izard (Girl & The Goat, The Little Goat); Paul Kahan (One Off Hospitality Group); Tony Mantuano (Spiaggia); and Art Smith (Art and Soul, Table Fifty-Two, Lyfe Kitchen, Southern Art) to gather ideas and feedback for event programming and talent recommendations.

A portion of the Festival’s proceeds will benefit The Kendall College Trust (KCT). As the beneficiary of the Chicago Food + Wine Festival, KCT will be able to provide vital support to the pursuit of our students’ dreams.

About Kendall College Trust:

Kendall College Trust (KCT), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, was established in 2008 with a mission to provide need-based financial assistance to Kendall College students pursuing a degree in hospitality and/or the culinary arts. KCT has awarded over one million dollars in scholarship funds to date, averaging approximately $250,000 annually.

Got a question about the Festival? E-mail us at info@chicagofoodandwinefestival.com.