The Great Chefs Event Chicago

Monday, August 13, 2018
6:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Revel Fulton Market
1215 W. Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60607

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Monday, August 13, 2018
6:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Revel Fulton Market
1215 W. Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60607

Buy Tickets

A premier culinary event to fight childhood cancer. 

The Great Chefs Event Chicago, formerly known as Lemon: Chicago, is an exclusive culinary event benefiting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. This year’s event will be held on Monday, August 13, 2018 at Revel Fulton Market, located in the heart of Chicago’s trendy, urban-chic West Loop area. Our local hosts Chef Paul Kahan, Restaurateur Donnie Madia Gianfrancisco (both of One Off Hospitality Group) and Chef Tony Mantuano (Spiaggia) have invited 30 superstar chefs to come together under one roof and serve their signature tasting dishes!

In addition to the delicious food, the evening will feature fabulous live and silent auctions with words from Liz and Jay Scott (parents of ALSF founder Alexandra “Alex” Scott) about the importance of funding childhood cancer research. Since its inception in 2014, The Great Chefs Event Chicago has raised over $1 million to fight childhood cancer.

General Admission Ticket: $195

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Creat Chefs participant enjoying food

Meet the Chefs

2018 Chefs

Nyesha Arrington (L.A.) - Native
Jimmy Bannos (Chicago) - Heaven on Seven
Jamie Bissonnette (Boston + NYC) - Coppa, Toro, Little Donkey
Justin Carlisle (Milwaukee) - Ardent, Red Light Ramen
Erica Chan, Nicole Giuni, and Leigh Omilinsky (Chicago) - The Publican, Blackbird, Nico Osteria
Andrew Curren (Austin) - ELM Restaurant Group
Ian Davis (Chicago) - Band of Bohemia
Ryan DeNicola (L.A.) - chi SPACCA
Carolina Diaz (Chicago) - Terzo Piano
Joe Flamm (Chicago) - Spiaggia
Ray Garcia (L.A.) - Broken Spanish
Jason Hammel (Chicago) - Lula Cafe, Marisol
Cedric Harden and John Hogan (Chicago) - River Roast
Stephanie Izard (Chicago) - Girl & The Goat
Bill Kim (Chicago) - bellyQ
Rob Levitt (Chicago) - Local Foods
Donald Link (New Orleans) - Link Restaurant Group
Matthias Merges and Jared Wentworth (Chicago) - Mordecai
Sarah Mispagel (Chicago) - Sepia
Matt Molina (L.A.) - E.R.B.
Bill Montagne (Chicago) - Nico Osteria
Anna and David Posey (Chicago) - Elske
Dan Salls (Chicago) - Quiote
Joey Schwab (Chicago) - Spiaggia
Amanda Shepard (Chicago) – Lula Café 
John Vermiglio and Joe Giacomino (Detroit) - Grey Ghost
Fabian von Hauske Valtierra and Jeremiah Stone (NYC) - Contra, Wildair, Una Pizza Napoletena
AJ Walker (Chicago) - Publican Anker
Julie Warpinski (Chicago) - Big Star
Andrew Zimmerman (Chicago) - Sepia, Proxi



Presenting Sponsors

Northwestern Mutual


Executive Chef Sponsors

  • Balyasny Asset Management

Chef Sponsors


Table of dessert at Lemon Chicago

GCE Group shot

Join the Committee

ALSF is looking to establish committees of people with the following positions. We are looking for 1-2 people for each position. Time requirements include monthly committee check-in calls and emails along with whatever is necessary to successfully manage the role.  Committee Chairs should anticipate a commitment of 20 hours (over 5 months) while Committee Members should anticipate a commitment of 10 hours (over 5 months).   

Auction Acquisition Chair(s)

Solicit auction items for Live and Silent Auctions. Auction items can be, but are not limited to, any of the following: sports/theatre/concert tickets, signed memorabilia, jewelry/clothing, toys, electronics, restaurant gift certificates, spa packages, vacation packages or one of a kind experiences. 

Beverage Chair(s)

Bring the fun to the event and assist in acquiring one of the most important aspects: beverages! Submit online donation requests, speak with and make connections in the beverage industry to secure donations for alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. 

Décor Chair(s)

Assist in finding floral and any other décor donations for the event. Help organize and set up any elements involving décor the day of the event. This will include helping to set up guest tables and hanging signage.

Marketing & Promotion Chair(s)

Spread the word and help sell tickets to the event. Pursues all avenues to create a broader audience and generate interest. Chair will work in conjunction with the ALSF Public Relations team to promote the event through social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 

Sponsorship Chair(s)

Garner sponsors for the event by helping to create a list of businesses to then solicit. We ask that chair(s) will open their “rolodex” and reach out to their personal business contacts in the hopes that these contacts will support the event. Chair(s) will not only make the initial ask but also commit to following up with their contacts via email or phone. Note: ALSF will take care of any administrative responsibilities (i.e. drafting, printing and sending letters).

Volunteer Chair(s)

We couldn’t host events without volunteers! Gather supporters to help with the event including greeting, check-in, raffle/auction, and check-out. Volunteer shifts can also include the setup and breakdown of the event. 

General Committee Member

For those who would love to support the event but cannot commit to lead an area or would like to focus their efforts on more than one specific section. 

Please contact Addie Martelli at [email protected] or (610) 649-3034 for additional information.

GCE food

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