Events / Taste America

Taste America: Chicago

Join us for a night of culinary stars!

Fri, October 26, 2018

6:00 PM
Prime & Provisions | Builders BLDG
Price: Click below to see prices and purchase tickets. SOLD OUT! Sign up for the waitlist here.

Prime & Provisions and Builders BLDG
222 North LaSalle Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60601

6:00 P.M. Cocktail and Tasting Reception at Prime & Provisions
7:00 P.M. Seated Dinner and Dessert Reception to follow at Builders BLDG
Cocktail Attire

Dinner Menu Created By 

James Beard Award Winner 
Karen Akunowicz

Fox & the Knife, Boston

James Beard Award Winner 
Sarah Grueneberg

Monteverde, Chicago

Fabio Viviani

Siena Tavern; Bar Siena; and BomboBar, Chicago

Reception Tastings Created by

Thai Dang
HaiSous, Chicago 

Diana Davila
Mi Tocaya Antojería, Chicago

Brian Fisher
Entente, Chicago

Nate Henssler
Portsmith, Chicago
In Partnership with Verlasso Salmon

Anna Posey and David Posey
Elske, Chicago

Sarah Rinkavage
Marisol, Chicago

Dessert Reception Tastings Created By One Off Hospitality Pastry Team

Erika Chan
The Publican, Chicago

Nicole Guini
Blackbird, Chicago

Leigh Omilinsky
Nico Osteria, Chicago

Natalie Saben
Pacific Standard Time, Chicago


Catherine De Orio, TV Personality and Executive Director, Kendall College Trust

Honorary Co-Chairs 

Sam Toia and Mary Kay Bonoma, President/CEO and Executive Vice President, Illinois Restaurant Association 

David Whitaker and Desirèe Rogers, CEO and Chairman, Choose Chicago 



Charlie Besser, Founder, President, and CEO, Intersport 

Julie Chernoff, Dining Editor, Make It Better Media

Rohini Dey, Ph.D., Founder, Vermilion; Trustee, James Beard Foundation

Jodi Fyfe, Owner, Eden Restaurant

David Rekhson and Lucas Stoioff, Co-Founders, DineAmic Group

Morgan A. Olszewski, MBA, General Manager and Director of Operations, Yūgen



Please stay tuned for the menu.

Related Info

For more information on events or local sponsorship in Chicago, please contact Sarah Sackett of Isabelli Media Relations at 847.840.4936.

The James Beard Foundation is proud to donate a portion of the evening’s proceeds to the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America Scholarship Fund. 

Local Partners


Special Thanks