The Chicago Culinary Museum and Chefs Hall of Fame [thechicagoculinarymuseum.org], under the umbrella of the American Culinary Federation Chefs and Culinary Professionals of Chicagoland [ccpchicagoland.org], is pleased to announce its thirteenth event with the induction of four inspirational women in the Chicago hospitality industry. The following women will be honored for 2019: Chef Sarah Grueneberg as Chef of the Year, Chef Meg Galus as Pastry Chef of the Year, and Chef Ina Pinkney as Legendary Chef, and Mary Kay Bonoma as Industry Leader.
The induction ceremony and event, open to the public, will take place at Joe’s Live located at 5441 Park Place in Rosemont, Illinois on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. This event will not only honor the inductees; it will also promote and celebrate Chicago’s culinary preeminence and raise funds for scholarships for student chefs. After the induction ceremony, the evening will feature a wandering feast prepared by top local restaurants, and current and past inductees will attend. Tickets are now on sale for $75 per person. Purchase tickets at www.thechicagoculinarymuseum.org.
Previous inductees into the Chefs Hall of Fame include the late Chef Charlie Trotter in 2006, Chef Jimmy Bannos in 2007, Chef Rick Bayless in 2008, Chef Carrie Nahabedian in 2009, Chef Art Smith in 2010, Chef Priscilla Satkoff in 2011, Chef Graham Elliot with Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer in 2012, Chef Paul Kahan, Chef Alain Roby, Richard Melman, Chef Hans Aeschbacher, the late Chef Jean Banchet, and the late Chef Louis Szathmary in 2013, Chef Stephanie Izard, Chef Gale Gand, Chef Michael Kornick, Phil Stefani, and Larry Levy in 2014, and Chef Tony Mantuano, Chef Judy Contino, Chef J. Joho, Georges “Kiki” Cuisance, Steve Lombardo, and Hugo Ralli in 2015, Chef Fabio Viviani, Chef Sébastien Canonne, Chef Pierre Pollin, Jim Kallas, and Charlie Mok in 2017, Chef John Hogan, Chef Mindy Segal, and Fred Hoffmann in 2018.
What: Chefs Hall of Fame 2019 Induction Ceremony
When: Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 6:00 PM
Where: Joe’s Live, 5441 Park Place, Rosemont, Illinois 60018
Link to inductee biographies:
About the Chicago Culinary Museum and Chefs Hall of Fame:
A 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 2006 by Chef John Kaufmann and the late Chef John Castro, the Chicago Culinary Museum and Chefs Hall of Fame celebrates the achievements and contributions of Chicago chefs, food manufacturers, restaurateurs, and hoteliers while promoting and celebrating Chicago as a culinary mecca. Under the wing of the American Culinary Federation Chefs and Culinary Professionals of Chicagoland ccpchicagoland.org, its primary goal is to raise funds for scholarships for up-and-coming chefs. For more information on the Chicago Culinary Museum and Chefs Hall of Fame, please visit thechicagoculinarymuseum.org.