Events / Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner


Beard & Boxing Cocktail and Tasting Party

Sat, May 02, 2015

9:00 PM
Rockit Bar & Grill
Member Price: $75 Public Price: $125 Please call 312.943.7600 or click here.

Host Chef/Partner Kevin Hickey
Rockit Ranch Productions, Chicago

Executive Chef/Partner Amanda Downing
Rockit Bar & Grill, Chicago

Aaron Kabot
The Duck Inn, Chicago

Mitch Bauer
Bottlefork, Chicago

Jess Deguzman
Sunda, Chicago

For reservations, please click here.


  • Executive Chef Amanda Downing, Rockit Bar & Grill
    • Little Rockit Pockits with Rockit Sauce
    • Hazelnut–Amaro Tosolini Malteds
  • Aaron Kabot, The Duck Inn 
    • Morels a la Greque with Green Garlic Goddess Dressing, Mushroom Chicharrones, and Umami Popcorn
  • Mitch Bauer, Bottlefork
    • Sea Scallop Crudo with Creamy Fava Beans, Ramp Salsa Verde, and Pickled Spring Onion Buds
  • Jess Deguzman, Sunda
    • Signature Hamachi Marrow Sashimi with Garlic-Roasted Bone Marrow, Truffled Soy, Crispy Shallots, and Tiny Chives
  • Ay Chiwowa
    • Lobster–Huitlacoche Sopes with Green Almond Pico de Gallo
    • Pugilist Punch > Duck Fat Wash–Infused Liqueurs Infused with Botanicals and Sparkling Wine

Related Info

If you’re interested in hosting a benefit or would like to learn more, please contact Diane Harris Brown at or 212.627.1128. Proceeds support the Foundation’s scholarships and culinary programs.