Events / Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner

FOJBB: Wrigley Field, Chicago

Stadium Chef Series

Sun, June 12, 2022

5:00 PM
Wrigley Field
Price: $375 Click Here for Tickets!

Wrigley Field
1060 W. Addison Street
Chicago, IL 60613

5:00 P.M. - Cocktail Reception in American Airlines 1914 Club
7:00 P.M. - Dinner at Center Field
9:00 P.M. - Afterparty at Hotel Zachary Lobby Bar

Featured Participants:

Host Chef Matthias Merges
Folkart Management, Chicago

Wrigley Field Executive Chef David Burns
Levy Restaurants, Chicago

Chef/Owner Greg Collier
Leah & Louise, Charlotte, NC

Chef/Owner Sandra Holl
Floriole, Chicago

Chef/Owner Josh Kulp
Honey Butter Fried Chicken, Chicago

Executive Chef Michael McKinnell
Mordecai, Chicago

Chef/Owner Tony Priolo
Piccolo Sogno, Chicago

Join our hosts, Marquee Development and the team of talented local and guest chefs, for an extraordinary night at Wrigley Field surrounded by the iconic ivy of the Friendly Confines, for a first-ever dinner at center field!

Friends of James Beard Benefits support the James Beard Foundation’s Open for Good initiatives, providing critical resources to help independent restaurants build the capacity to come back stronger, more equitable, more sustainable, and more resilient.


Hors d’Oeuvre

Zucchini, Lemon, Mozzarella, and San Marzano Tomato Arancini 

Pizette with Chorizo, Manchego Cheese, and Tomato Confit

Tuna Tartare with Spicy Dressing and Cherries 

Cherry Tomatoes with Strawberry–Ricotta, Sabja Seeds, Basil, and Mint

Twice-Baked Fingerlings with Bacon, Chives, and Sour Cream


Assorted Salumi and Cheese Platters > Prosciutto di Parma, Salumi Chicago, Finocchiona Salami, Mortadella with Pistachios, Spicy Nduja, Pickled Vegetables, Olives, Italian Cheeses, and  Housemade Grissini

Grilled Lake Michigan Walleye with West Carolina Sweet Potato BBQ Sauce, 18th Century Roasted Grits, and Fermented Collard Green Slaw

Honey Butter Fried Chicken with Corn Muffins, Honey Butter, Pimento Mac and Cheese, and Kale–Cabbage Slaw with Citrus Poppyseed Vinaigrette and Spiced Sunflower Seeds 

Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Strawberry Confit, Arbequina Olive Oil, White Chocolate, and Pistachio Praline

Assorted Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams Ice Cream Cups 


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