Events / Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner

FOJBB: Stadium Chef Series - Wrigley Field, Chicago

Sun, June 04, 2023

5:00 PM
Wrigley Field
Price: General Guest: $500 / VIP: $750 EVENT SOLD OUT—Click here for other dates

Wrigley Field
1060 West Addison Street
Chicago, IL 60613

5:00 P.M. - Cocktail Reception in American Airlines 1914 Club
5:00 P.M. - Private VIP Reception with the Chefs
7:00 P.M. - Dinner at Center Field

Participating Chefs

Host Chef Matthias Merges
Folkart Management, Chicago

Wrigley Field Executive Chef David Burns
Levy Restaurants, Chicago

JBF Award Nominee Vince Bugtong
Abacá, San Francisco

JBF Award Semifinalist Thai Dang
HaiSous, Chicago

Chef Lamar Moore
Bronzeville Winery, Chicago

Chef Chris Pandel
Swift & Sons, Chicago

Chef Ricki Ramirez
Big Star, Chicago

JBF Award Winner Sarah Stegner
Prairie Grass Cafe, Northbrook, IL

Chef Djibril Webb
Mordecai, Chicago

JBF Semifinalist Jonathan Zaragoza
Birrieria Zaragoza, Chicago


Join our hosts, Marquee Development and our lineup of talented local and guest chefs, for an extraordinary night at Wrigley Field surrounded by the iconic ivy of the Friendly Confines. The benchmarks of this unique occasion include a cocktail reception, on-field photo opportunities, and an exquisite four-course, family-style dinner in center field. VIP ticket holders will gain access to an exclusive reception mingling with the evening’s featured chefs.

The Stadium Chef Series, part of our Friends of James Beard Benefits, provide critical funding for our programs, to help JBF achieve its mission to celebrate, support, and elevate the people behind America’s food culture, and champion a standard of Good Food for Good© anchored in talent, equity, and sustainability.



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