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2014
EVENT SUMMARY
SEPTEMBER 26-28
MILLENNIUM PARK
BY THE NUMBERS
ABOUT
Total Attendees
Hamburger Hop
Late Night Gourmet
Chicago Gourmet
Tribute Dinner
CHICAGO GOURMET
12,614
1,110
500
10,814
190
Chefs
206
Exhibitors
165
Master Sommeliers
7
Master Mixologists
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September 26-28, 2014
Millennium Park - Chicago, IL
Welcome to Culinary Heaven
Chicago Gourmet is a world-class celebration
of food, wine, spirits, beer and Chicago’s
rich culinar y heritage produced by the
Illinois Restaurant Association, title sponsor
Bon Appétit, and presenting sponsor Southern
Wine & Spirits of Illinois. The weekend festival
showcased 206 of Chicago’s finest restaurants
and chefs, as well as hundreds of renowned
vintners, spirit makers and premium breweries
from Chicago and around the world.
Guests enjoyed dozens of live cooking
demonstrations on two stages, expert
seminars on wine, mixology and food trends
as well as gourmet tastings and book
signings by internationally renowned chefs,
master sommeliers, and winemakers.
Additionally, the fun (and tasty) Hamburger
Hop kicked off the weekend, an exclusive
Grand Cru wine tasting was featured on
Saturday and Sunday, and the Bon Appétit
and Chicago Gourmet Dine Around extends
the event beyond Millennium Park into some
of the area’s best restaurants.
In 2014, over $113,000 was raised for charitable
funds, the most in Chicago Gourmet’s history,
benefiting the Illinois Restaurant Association
Educational Foundation as well as other
charities.
Table of Contents
CHICAGO GOURMET
About Chicago Gourmet
2014 Sponsors
Sponsorship Opportunities
Attendee Demographics
Talent
Hamburger Hop
Weekend Schedule
Grand Cru
Marketing and Publicity
Map
The Last Word
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Adam Rapoport, Bon Appétit ; Mayor Rahm Emanuel; Will Conniff, Southern Wine
& Spirits of Illinois ; Sam Toia, Illinois Restaurant Association ; Bill Anton, Anton Enterprises
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ENGAGE
2014 SPONSORS
Title Sponsor
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
“It was a great event, and great exposure for us. This was a great opportunity for us, and I think we reached a lot of people with our product.”
– TJ Glovan, Lagunitas Brewing Company
Presenting Sponsor
Sponsorship
Event Attendees
Chicago Gourmet is one of the premiere
Attracting over 12,500 attendees throughout
food and wine events in the country and the
the weekend, Chicago Gourmet offers an
perfect platform for marketing to this highly-
opportunity to create a unique activation
coveted audience. Becoming a sponsor of
or experience to connect with our attendees,
Chicago Gourmet puts your brand front-and-
launch a new product or break into the
center for direct and repeated exposure to
Chicago market. The event is also a platform
event attendees. All sponsorship packages
to network with hundreds of chefs and
are customizable and may include:
sommeliers, top vintners, spirits companies,
• Tent/exhibit space and/or promotional and premium breweries as well as influencers
from the Chicago restaurant industry.
item distribution at the event
• Naming rights and branding
• 88% of attendees are more likely
• VIP/corporate hospitality gathering
to purchase a brand after their
• Logo/brand placement in select multi-
experience at Chicago Gourmet
media advertising and event materials
• Recognition in media and PR
• Tickets to Chicago Gourmet, Hamburger Hop and other select events
• 91% are more likely to dine at a
participating restaurant according to survey results
Event Sponsorship
• Chicago Gourmet
• Hamburger Hop
• Grand Cru
“I rarely go to a festival that is this
well organized and beautiful.
It’s the top event in the country.”
- Adam Rapoport, Bon Appétit ;
• Late Night Gourmet
• Beyond Gourmet: The Dinner Series
Contact
Contact us today at [email protected]
or 312-380-4128 to determine a sponsorship
package that meets your marketing objectives.
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WHO WAS THERE
ATTENDEE DEMOGRAPHICS
Age Distribution
Adam Rapoport, Bon Appétit ; Carla Hall, The Chew ; Sam Toia, Illinois
Restaurant Association ; Masaharu Morimoto, Japonais by Morimoto
Residents
29% - 21-34
85% Illinois
17%
54% - 35-54
17% - >55
29%
54% Chicago
85%
15% Other*
54%
Gender
15%
Neighborhood
59% - Female
41%
41% - Male
Jimmy Bannos Jr., The Purple Pig
54%
59%
18% - Gold Coast, Streeterville, River North, Near North
20% - Loop, River West, Near South,
Greek Town, Near West
Income (average annual)
19% - Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Roscoe Village, North Center
24% - $90,000 & under
13% - Bucktown, Logan Square,
Ukrainian Village, West Town
46% - $90,000 - $200,000
11% - Lincoln Park, Old Town, Wicker Park
30% - $200,000 & over
19% - Other
11%
30%
20%
13%
46%
24%
19%
18%
19%
* USA: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia,
Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi,
Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio,
Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin
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International: Canada, Brazil, Great Britain, Mexico, Scotland, South Korea, Spain
Ken Raskin, IRA Chairman; John Colletti,
Gibson’s Restaurant Group
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TALENT
CHEFS
Rodelio Aglibot Yum Cha Dim Sum Parlor
Louie Alexakis Avli Estiatorio
Dave Anderson Famous Dave’s
Sergi Arola Arola
Jimmy Bannos Jr. The Purple Pig
Jimmy Bannos Sr. Heaven on Seven/The Purple Pig
Andrés Barrera City Winery
Angel Bautista Hash House a Go Go
Rick Bayless Frontera Grill/Topolobampo/XOCO
Carlyn Berghoff Berghoff Restaurant & Catering
Brian Beverly The Drawing Room
Duncan Biddulph Kinmont
Greg Biggers Café des Architectes at Sofitel
Chicago Water Tower
Robert Blanchard Norman’s Bistro
Mark Brand 720 South Bar & Grill
Jeni Britton Bauer Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Aaron Browning Tavernita
Karyn Calabrese Karyn’s Fresh Corner/Karyn’s Cooked/
Karyn’s on Green
Niall Campbell Firefly Grill
Homaro Cantu Moto
Evandro Caregnato Texas de Brazil
Billy Caruso III Forks
Edgar Castaneda Taco Joint Urban Taqueria & Cantina
Tony Castillo Longitud 315
Kostas Chaidaropoulos Stetson’s Modern Steak + Sushi
Sandy Chen Koi Fine Asian Cuisine & Lounge
John Chiakulas Beatrix
Steve Chiappetti Marion Street Cheese Market
Christine Cikowski Sunday Dinner Club/Honey Butter Fried Chicken
John Coletta Quartino
Federico Comacchio Coco Pazzo
Abraham Conlon Fat Rice
Judy Contino Bittersweet Pastry Shop and Café
Fernando Coppola IPO
Luca Corazzina 312 Chicago
Abel Cortes e.leaven Food Company
Timothy Cottini FORK
Thai Dang Embeya
Matt Dean Food Fanatics
Jess DeGuzman Sunda New Asian
Frederick Despres Arami
Andrew Deuel tesori
Carolina Diaz Filini Bar & Restaurant
Adam Dittmer Bistro Campagne
Larry Donahue Weber Grill Restaurants
Joseph Doppes Bistrot Margot
Puje Dorlig Jellyfish
Amanda Downing Rockit Bar & Grill/Rockit Burger Bar
Stephen Dunne Paramount Room
David Dworshak Bar Takito
Mitch Einhorn Twisted Spoke/Lush Wine & Spirits
Graham Elliot graham elliot/g.e.b.
Gregory Ellis 2 Sparrows
Nelson Erazo Adamus
Jaysen Euler Davanti Enoteca
Sophie Evanoff Vanille Patisserie
Christian Fantoni Phil Stefani’s 437 Rush
Joe Farina Rosebud Restaurants/Rosebud
Steakhouse/Joe Fish
Paul Fehribach Big Jones
Kelli Fenwick Hyatt Regency Chicago
Dirk Flanigan II Conglio
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Jonathan Fox Firecakes
Jo-Marie Frigo Nonna Santi’s Biscotti
Michael Frontier Terry’s Toffee
Dirk and Terry Fucik Dirk’s Fish & Gourmet Shop
Aya Fukai Sixteen
John Gatsos Tavern on Rush
Chris Gawronski The Gage/The Dawson/Acanto
Carlos Gaytan Mexique
Della Gossett Spago Beverly Hills
Tim Graham Travelle
Troy Graves Red Door
Scott Green The Langham, Chicago
Mark Grosz Oceanique
Carla Hall The Chew
Jason Hammel Lula Café/Nightwood Restaurant
Mario Hernandez Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse
Kevin Hickey Bottlefork
John Hogan River Roast
Sandra Holl Floriole Café & Bakery
Tony Hu Lao Sze Chuan
Riley Huddleston I|O Urban Roofscape at the Godfrey
Hotel Chicago
Stephanie Izard Girl & The Goat/Little Goat
David Jahnke Italian Village
Eric Jorgensen Mercadito Fish
Paul Katz Old Town Pour House
Jon Keeley Gemini Bistro/Rustic House
Tom Kenny Mike Ditka’s Chicago
Matthew Kerney Longman & Eagle
Brian Key Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House Chicago
Jeremy Kiens Nana
Ryan Kikkert Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap
Beverly Kim Parachute
Bill Kim Urbanbelly/Belly Shack/bellyQ
Michael Kornick mk The Restaurant/ County Barbeque
Josh Kulp Sunday Dinner Club/Honey Butter Fried Chicken
Gil Langlois Park Grill Chicago
Michael LaPidus Q-BBQ
Thomas Lents Sixteen
Jared Leonord Rub’s Backcountry Smokehouse
Aaron Lirette Celeste
Pascal Lorange FIG & OLIVE
Chris Macchia The Florentine
Tony Mangano Pearl Tavern
Eric Mansavage Farmhouse Craft Tavern
Tony Mantuano Spiaggia/Terzo Piano/Bar Toma/River Roast
Katrina Markoff Vosges Haut-Chocolat
Daniel Marquis EPIC
Joshua Marrelli The CHOP SHOP
Jeff Mauro Sandwich King
Shawn McClain Green Zebra/Sage Restaurant
Steve McDonagh Spritz Burger
Michael McDonald ZED451
Terese McDonald Candyality
Charlie McKenna Lillie’s Q
Kevin McMullen The Brixton
Spike Mendelsohn Good Stuff Eatery
Masaharu Morimoto Japonais by Morimoto
Cory Morris Mercat a la Planxa
Eddie Nero Big Ed’s BBQ
Sam Netter Real Urban Barbecue
Megan Neubeck Terzo Piano at the Art Institute Chicago
Martial Noguier Bistronomic/Troquet River North/
Brasserie by LM
Mitsu Nozaki The Gage/The Dawson/Acanto
Carlos Nuñez Takito Kitchen
Leigh Omilinsky Café des Architectes at Sofitel
Chicago Water Tower
Terry Opalek Terry’s Toffee
Oscar Ornelas Cité
Rick Ortiz Antique Taco
Trinidad Paez Gaylord Fine Indian Cuisine
Dan Pancake Autre Monde Café & Spirits
Chris Pandel The Bristol/Balena
Beth Partridge Autre Monde Café & Spirits
Nicole Pederson Found
Javier Perez J. Rocco Italian Table and Bar
Ryan Pitts RL Restaurant
Tony Priolo Piccolo Sogno/Piccolo Sogno Due
Doug Psaltis Bub City/Three Dots and a Dash
Adam Puskorius Eddie V’s
Devon Quinn Paramount Events
Jose Ramirez Kinzie Chophouse
Duce Raymond Sweet Baby Rays Barbecue Wood Dale
Tigist Reda Demera Ethiopian Restaurant
Cardel Reid The Signature Room at the 95th
Michael Dean Reynolds Bread & Wine
Mark Rimkus Flo & Santos
Matt Riordan Saigon Sisters
Kenneth Robinson Porkchop
Joseph Rosetti Harry Caray’s Restaurant Group
Phil Rubino CICCHETTI
Massimo Salatino Francesca’s Restaurants
Arun Sampanthavivat Arun’s Thai Restaurant
Patricio Sandoval Mercadito/Mercadito Counter
Zoë Schor Ada Street
Tony Scruggs Old Crow Smokehouse
Giuseppe Scurato Ceres’ Table
Nathan Sears The Radler
Mindy Segal HotChocolate
Brian Sharko Sharko’s BBQ
Patrick Sheerin Trenchermen
Dan Smith Spritz Burger
Joaquin Soler Smalls. Smoke Shack & More
Rithea Som Cantina Laredo
Barry Sorkin Smoque BBQ
Jose Sosa Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House Naperville
Nick Stewart Glazed & Infused
Kristine Subido Pecking Order
Guillermo Tellez Municipal Bar + Dining Co.
Matt Troost Three Aces
Michael Tsonton MH Fish House
Jared Van Camp Nellcôte/Old Town Social/Leghorn
Tom Van Lente TWO Restaurant & Bar
Chico Vilchez Nacional 27
Paul Virant Perennial Virant/Vie
Randy Waidner Gibsons Restaurant Group
Scott Walton Howells & Hood
John Wayne Formica E + O Food and Drink
Roger Waysok South Water Kitchen
Christine Welch The Coffeecake Connection Co.
Jared Wentworth Dusek’s Board & Beer/Punch House/
Longman & Eagle/The Promontory
Lee Ann Whippen Chicago q
Justin White SmallBar Division
Erick Williams mkThe Restaurant/ County Barbeque
Matthew Wiltzius Lockwood Restaurant & Bar
Gary Wiviott Barn & Company
Brian Woods Uncommon Ground on Clark
Marc Wuenschel Hutch
Takashi Yagihashi Takashi /Slurping Turtle
Alvaro Zamudio Kinzie Chophouse
Jose Zetina Pazzo’s Cucina Italiana
Andrew Zimmerman Sepia
Bob Zrenner Hubbard Inn
GRAND CRU CHEFS
Justin Aprahamian Sanford Restaurant
Jimmy Bannos Jr. The Purple Pig
Jamie Bissonnette Coppa
Rohini Dey Vermilion
Perry Hendrix Blackbird
Stephanie Izard Girl & The Goat/Little Goat
Roland Liccioni Les Nomades
Tony Mantuano Spiaggia/Terzo Piano/Bar Toma/River Roast
Chris Marchino Spiaggia
Ryan McCaskey Acadia
Jonathon Sawyer Trentina
Mindy Segal HotChocolate
Bruce Sherman North Pond
Paul Virant Perennial Virant/Vie
Andrew Zimmerman Sepia
MASTER SOMMELIERS
Serafin Alvarado Southern Wine & Spirits of Illinois
Rob Bigelow Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
Fred Dame Southern Wine & Spirits of California
Jay Fletcher Southern Wine & Spirits of Colorado/
Aspen Wine Sense Wine Consulting
Alpana Singh The Boarding House
Joe Spellman JUSTIN Vineyards and Winery
Larry Stone Quintessa Vineyards
MIXOLOGISTS
Bridget Albert Southern Wine & Spirits of Illinois
William Duncan Punch House
Bobby “G” Gleason Beam Suntory Global Spirits and Wine
Paul McGee Three Dots and a Dash
Debbi Peek Southern Wine & Spirits of Illinois
Brandon Phillips Bottlefork
Jon Ruiz The Underground
SPEAKERS & EMCEES
Kevin Boehm BOKA Restaurant Group
Lin Brehmer 93XRT
Billy Caruso III Forks
Christine Cikowski Sunday Dinner Club/Honey Butter Fried Chicken
Catherine De Orio WTTW’s Check Please!
Rohini Dey Vermilion
Steve Dolinsky ABC 7 Chicago
Paul Fehribach Big Jones
Jorge Gera Jorge Gera Photography
Jamie Gordon ABSOLUT
Daniel Joly Stella Artois
Rob Katz BOKA Restaurant Group
Andrew Knowlton Bon Appétit
Josh Kulp Sunday Dinner Club/Honey Butter Fried Chicken
Donnie Madia One Off Hospitality
Jerrod Melman Lettuce Entertain You
RJ Melman Lettuce Entertain You
Helen Morrison Villa Maria
Ira Norof Southern Wine & Spirits of California
Chris Patino Pernod Ricard
Chandra Ram Plate Magazine
Adam Rapoport Bon Appétit
Mario Rizzotti Iron Chef America
Joe Scroggs The Roost
Jim Shikenjanski Trinchero Family Estates
Trudy Thomas Rosebud Restaurants
Luis Torres Director Education East/Americas
LeeAnn Trotter NBC 5 Chicago
Suzanne Wolcott Goose Island Brewery
Paula Zuhlsdorf Target Culinary
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THE KICK OFF
HAMBURGER HOP
Harris Rooftop Theatre - Chicago, IL
The popular Hamburger Hop kicked off
Chicago Gourmet weekend on Friday
evening with gourmet burgers, beer,
wine, and spectacular city views as top
area chefs competed for the Best Burger
title from a celebrity panel of judges.
The Judges
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Lin Brehmer, WXRT
Michael Gebert, Chicago Sun-Times
Carla Hall, The Chew
Jeff Mauro, “Sandwich King”
Patrick O’Neill, Lagunitas Brewing Company
Mario Rizzotti, Iron Chef America
The Chefs
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Billy Caruso, III Forks
Mike Clark, Benny ’s Chop House
Joe Farina, Rosebud Restaurants
John Gatsos, Tavern on Rush
Chris Gawronski, The Dawson
Troy Graves, Red Door
John Hogan & Tony Mantuano, River Roast
Edward G. Leonard, Chef ’s Burger Bistro
Eric Mansavage, Farmhouse Craft Tavern
Joshua Marrelli, The Chop Shop
Steve McDonagh & Dan Smith, SpritzBurger
Spike Mendelsohn, Good Stuff Eatery
Ryan Pitts, RL Restaurant
Guillermo Tellez, Mercadito Hospitality
Scott Walton, Howells & Hood
Hosts
• Adam Rapoport, Editor-in-Chief, Bon Appétit
• Andrew Knowlton, Restaurant and Drinks Editor,
Bon Appétit
Judge’s Choice: Prez Obama Burger
People’s Choice: Tête de Tête
Spike Mendelsohn, Good Stuff Eatery
John Hogan & Tony Mantuano, River Roast
Allen Brothers Steaks’ USDA Prime Blend, Red Onion
Marmalade, Salemville Amish Gorgonzola Crumbles,
Horseradish Mayonnaise, Turano Brioche Bun
Allen Brothers Steaks’ USDA Prime Ground Chuck
and Brisket stuffed with House-Made Head Cheese,
Onion Pickle Relish, Tête de Moine, Crispy Pig Skin,
Turano Yogurt Roll
Spike Mendelsohn , Good Stuff Eatery
2014 Sponsors
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Live Cooking Demos
WEEKEND SCHEDULE
WEEKEND SCHEDULE
Saturday, September 27th
Sunday, September 28th
Bon Appétit Main Stage
Bon Appétit Main Stage
The Mexican Takeover Rick Bayless, Frontera Grill/Topolobampo/XOCO
Carlos Gaytan, Mexique
Simple Meal Ideas from the Jamie Bissonnette, Coppa
Late Summer Farm Harvest Stephanie Izard, Girl & The Goat/Little Goat
The Whole Fish Masaharu Morimoto, Japonais by Morimoto
Carla’s Comfort Foods: Favorite Dishes Carla Hall, The Chew
from Around the World
Chicago’s Original Italians Jeff Mauro, “Sandwich King”
Tony Priolo, Piccolo Sogno/Piccolo Sogno Due
James Beard Award Winners Justin Aprahamian, Sanford Resturant
Jimmy Bannos Jr., The Purple Pig
A Classic Chicago Roast Jimmy Bannos Sr., Heaven on Seven/The Purple Pig
John Hogan, River Roast
Tony Mantuano, Spiaggia/Terzo Piano/
Bar Toma/River Roast
Live Cooking Demos
Bon Appétit Culinary Stage
Handmade Pasta 101 John Coletta, Quartino
Phil Rubino, CICCHETTI
Life After Top Chef: Beverly Kim, Parachute
The Family Business Spike Mendelsohn, Good Stuff Eatery
Green City Farmer ’s Market: Jason Hammel, Lula Cafe
Secret Ingredients Nicole Pederson, Found
Secrets from the King & Queen of BBQ Dave Anderson, Famous Dave’s
LeeAnn Whippen, Chicago q
The Third Coast: Sustainable Seafood Jared Van Camp, Nellcôte/Old Town Social/Leghorn
Andrew Zimmerman, Sepia
Pairing Food with Beer presented by Amanda Downing, Rockit Bar & Grill/Rockit Burger Bar
Stella Artois Daniel Joly, Stella Artois
Choral Room
Seminars
Great Wines of Tuscany Serafin Alvarado, MS, Southern Wine & Spirits of Illinois
Napa Legends Larry Stone, MS, Quintessa Vineyards
The Old Vines: Great Wines Jay Fletcher, MS, Southern Wine & Spirits of
From Northern Spain Colorado/Aspen Wine Sense Wine Consulting
A Tour of Bordeaux Fred Dame, MS, Southern Wine & Spirits of California
Franciscan: The Creation Luis Torres, Director of Education East/Americas
of a Great Meritage
Seminars
East Lawn
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How to Host a Cocktail Party Bridget Albert, Southern Wine & Spirits of Illinois,
presented by Beam Suntory Kentucky, Minnesota
Bobby “G” Gleason, Beam Suntory Global
Spirits and Wine
Debbi Peek, Southern Wine & Spirits of Illinois
Trudy Thomas, Rosebud Restaurants
Uniquely Yours. Wine Mixology Paula Zuhlsdorf, Target Culinary
presented by Target Jim Shikenjanski, Trinchero Family Estates
The Art of Pairing: Belgian Ales & Cheese Suzanne Wolcott, Goose Island Beer Co.
presented by Goose Island Brewery
Bon Appétit presents Fried Chicken Christine Cikowski & Josh Kulp, Sunday Dinner
Club/ Honey Butter Fried Chicken
Paul Fehribach, Big Jones
Joe Scroggs, The Roost
Pastry Pillars Della Gossett, Spago Beverly Hills
Chicago’s Top Restaurateurs Rohini Dey, Vermilion
Kevin Boehm, BOKA Resturant Group
Rob Katz, BOKA Resturant Group
Donnie Madia, One Off Hospitality
Jerrod Melman, Lettuce Entertain You
RJ Melman, Lettuce Entertain You
Trans Atlantic Experiments Sergi Arola, Arola
Homaru Cantu, Moto
Chicago Classic - Sweet Home 2.0 Graham Elliot, graham elliot/g.e.b.
Culinary Travel Inspiration Bill Kim, Urbanbelly/Belly Shack/bellyQ
Mindy Segal, Mindy ’s HotChocolate
Bon Appétit Culinary Stage
Chef ’s Day Off: Cooking with Kids Jonathon Sawyer, Trentina/The Greenhouse Tavern
Street Food Smackdown Rodelio Aglibot, Yum Cha Dim Sum Parlor
The Magic Beast Tim Graham, Travelle
Jared Wentworth, Longman & Eagle/Dusek’s Board
& Beer/Punch House/The Promontory
Ramen for the Home Chef Abraham Conlon, Fat Rice
Takashi Yagihashi, Takashi/Slurping Turtle
Keeping It Local Dirk Flanigan, il Coniglio
Tom Van Lente, TWO Restaurant & Bar
Choral Room
Tasting Wine Like a Master Sommelier Serafin Alvarado, MS, Southern Wine & Spirits of Illinois
Robert Bigelow, MS, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
Alpana Singh, MS, The Boarding House
Joseph Spellman, MS, JUSTIN Vineyards and Winery
Larry Stone, MS, Quintessa Vineyards
Looking Beyond Sauvignon Blanc: Robert Bigelow, MS, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
New Zealand’s Red Wine Revolution Helen Morrison, Villa Maria
White Wines of Italy Beyond Pinot Grigio Ira Norof, CWE, Southern Wine & Spirits of California
Landmark’s Marks: Joseph Spellman, MS, JUSTIN Vineyards and Winery
Burgundy Meets Sonoma County
East Lawn
Real Substance: Bridget Albert, Southern Wine & Spirits of Illinois,
How the Martini has Helped to Define Kentucky, Minnesota
Luxury presented by ABSOLUT Jamie Gordon, ABSOLUT
Chris Patino, Pernod Ricard
Bourbon and BBQ Bridget Albert, Southern Wine & Spirits of Illinois,
presented by Beam Suntory Kentucky, Minnesota
Billy Caruso, III Forks
Bobby “G” Gleason, Beam Suntory Global
Spirits and Wine
Debbi Peek, Southern Wine & Spirits of Illinois
Food Photography 101 Jorge Gera, J orge Gera Photography
Leigh Omilinsky, Café des Architectes at Sofitel
Chicago Water Tower
Champagne Region: A Unique Expression Alpana Singh, MS, The Boarding House
presented by Möet Hennessy USA
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THE VIP EXPERIENCE
GRAND CRU
Harris Rooftop - Chicago, IL
Hosted by Master Sommeliers and elite
Ira Norof, CWE, Southern Wine & Spirits of California ; Serafin Alvarado, MS,
Southern Wine & Spirits of Illinois ; Jay Fletcher, MS, Southern Wine & Spirits of
Colorado ; Fred Dame, MS, Southern Wine & Spirits of California ; Larry Stone,
MS, Quintessa Vineyards ; Robert Bigelow, MS, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
wineries, the exclusive Grand Cru presented
Adam Seger, iPic Entertainment
by COUNTRY Financial offered 400 attendees
each day the opportunity to taste some
of the finest wines in the world paired with
decadent bites from James Beard award
winning chefs from Chicago and the Midwest.
The Grand Cru is separately ticketed and
a same day Main Event ticket must also
be purchased in addition to purchasing a
Grand Cru ticket.
“The Grand Cru was a magical experience for our
guests. They enjoyed themselves exponentially.”
– Megan Brown, COUNTRY Financial
2014 Grand Cru James Beard
Recognized Chefs
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Justin Aprahamian, Sanford Restaurant
Jimmy Bannos Jr., The Purple Pig
Jamie Bissonnette, Coppa
Rohini Dey, Vermilion
Perry Hendrix, Blackbird
Stephanie Izard, Girl & The Goat/Little Goat
Roland Liccioni, Les Nomades
Tony Mantuano, Spiaggia/Terzo Piano/
Bar Toma/ River Roast
Chris Marchino, Spiaggia
Ryan McCaskey, Acadia
Jonathon Sawyer, Trentina
Mindy Segal, HotChocolate
Bruce Sherman, North Pond
Paul Virant, Perennial Virant/Vie
Andrew Zimmerman, Sepia
2014 Grand Cru Wine & Spirits
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Achaval Ferrer
Armand de Brignac
Barkan Wines of Israel
Beam Suntory
C. Mondavi
Casa Dragones
Champagne Laurent-Perrier
Constellation Brands
Cooper Spirits
DeLille Cellars & Sbragia Family Vineyards
Dreyfus Ashby & Co.
Estates and Wines
Francis Ford Coppola Winery
Frederick Wildman & Sons, LTD
Glenmorangie
Graham’s & Cockburn’s Port
Grgich Hills Estate
Groth Vineyards & Winery
Huneeus Vintners
Inglenook
M Imports
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Maisons Marques and Domaines
Marchesi Antinori
Mionetto USA
Möet Hennessy
Moone-Tsai
Opus One
Palm Bay International
Patrón Tequila
Patz & Hall
Pine Ridge Vineyards
Proximo Spirits
Roederer Estate
Shaw-Ross International Importers
Silver Oak & Twomey
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
Stolichnaya Vodka
Terlato Wines
The Wine Group
Treasury Wine Estates
Trinchero Family Estates
Wente Family Estates
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Stephanie Izard, Girl & The Goat/Little Goat; Jamie Bissonnette, Coppa
IMPRESSIVE IMPRESSIONS: 756 MILLION
( 27% from 2013)
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• Naperville
• Pioneer Press
• Post-Tribune
• San Francisco Magazine
• Southtown Star
DIRECT MARKETING
1,480,344 Impressions ( 23% from 2013)
EMAIL MARKETING
Through dedicated email campaigns sent directly
to prospect lists from:
• American Express
• Bon Appétit Magazine
• CS Magazine
• Chicago Gourmet
POSTAL
Through statement messaging on American Express
cardmember paper statements.
ONSITE/COLLATERAL
973,000 Impressions
Through advertising on passenger video displays
Through materials distributed prior and during the
in taxis.
event including posters, check inserts, tote bags,
BILLBOARD
Through advertising in Northern Indiana and
Chicago’s famous loop
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and programs.
CHICAGO GOURMET WEBSITE
Through traffic on the event website
(www.chicagogourmet.org) from
SOCIAL MEDIA
May 1 through September 30, 2014
8,785,520 Impressions
ONLINE
Through Chicago Gourmet postings and contest
Through website banner ads and event listings on:
• AmericanExpress.com/
EntertainmentAccess
• AmexNetwork.com
• ChicagoBusiness.com
• Eater.com
• ModernLuxury.com/CS
• NBCChicago.com
• 93XRT.com
E-NEWSLETTERS
Through promotional messaging and images
included in e-newsletters distributed by:
•
•
•
•
•
•
AmericanExpress.com/
EntertainmentAccess e-newsletter
Crain’s Chicago Business “Chicago
Business Today ” e-newsletter
CS Magazine’s “Now In” e-newsletter
Eater.com
Illinois Restaurant Association’s
“Seasonings” e-newsletter
WXRT’s “VIP Mail” e-newsletter
giveaways featured on the Facebook, Twitter, and
Instagram sites of partners:
• Bon Appétit Magazine
• CS Magazine
• NBC5
• WXRT
SOCIAL MEDIA STATISTICS
Facebook:
8,728 ( 17% from 2013)
Total Post Impressions: 10,930,205
People Talking about Posts: 97,334
Page Stories: 162,755
Engaged users: 603,997
Total Reach: 10,615,057
Total Likes:
Twitter:
Total Followers:
12,000 ( 29% from 2013)
Instagram:
Total Followers:
2,327 ( 235% from 2013)
Vimeo:
Total views:
18,472
PRESS COVERAGE
550,127,312 Impressions ( 38% from 2013)
Print: 19,115,928
Online Impressions: 497,683,353
Broadcast Impressions: 3,855,318
Facebook Impressions (4/1-10/15): 29,472,713
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THE LAYOUT
THE LAST WORD
2014 EVENT MAP
“Day One Perfection. Perfect sunny
weather, an efficient layout and an
abundance of food and wine made
for a glorious and delicious afternoon.”
- Phil Vettel, Chicago Tribune
“We came. We saw. We ate. The quality ranged from great to really great.”
Seminars
(East Lawn)
38
Bon Appétit
Culinary Stage
Seminars
Mariano’s Chef
Tasting Pavilion
presented by
COUNTRY Financial
Auction
Bon Appétit
Main Stage
P7
Neighborhood Chef
Tasting Pavilion
42
(Harris Theater
Rooftop)
50
51
52
53
A
2726
49
48
P4
P3
45
46
22
21
4
5
3
Supreme Lobster & Seafood
Chef Tasting Pavilion
19
14
20
10
“Really hope heaven is like this!
@chicago_gourmet this is amazing.
#foodieforlife”
Nestle Waters
North America
Water
15
18
9
6 7 8
“the premier food event of the year”
- NewCity
Chef Tasting
Pavilion
P2
D
13
12
11
S
25
24
23
47
C
N
W
B
P1
P8
2
29 28
P6
Centennial Chef
Tasting Pavilion
E
BBQ Chef
Tasting Pavilion
70
43
44
US Foods Chef
Tasting Pavilion
32 31
30
54
American Airlines Chef
Tasting Pavilion
39
40
41
P5
P9
34
“The Chicago Gourmet show is the top
food and wine event in the country. We
are very proud about being affiliated with this upscale culinary and wine event.”
- John R. Colletti, Gibsons Restaurant Group
Dessert Chef
Tasting Pavilion
33
P10
37 36 35
(Choral Room)
GRAND
CRU
Green City Market
Chef Tasting Pavilion
- Lin Brehmer, 93 FM WXRT
- Johanna Moscoso, Twitter
“Best damn organized food event there is.”
Food
17
16
- Andrew Knowlton, Bon Appétit Magazine
First Aid
Bon Appétit
1
Global Market
Street Food Pavilion
ENTRANCE
American Express
Welcome Center
55 56
Exhibitor
Bon Appétit
2 Gingers Irish Pub
ABSOLUT ELYX
American Harvest Vodka/Casamigos Tequila
Artizone Marketplace
Barbara’s Bookstore
Barbakoa Modern Latin & Bar
presented by Mexico Tourism Board
Barilla
Belvedere Vodka
Buick
CAMPARI AMERICA
Celebrity Cruises
Chandon
Chicago Sun-Times
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Chloe
CS magazine
Flavour Gallery
Francis Ford Coppola Winery
Location
1
17
45
35
60, 62
64
56
18
52
10, 69
9
70
49
22
32
20
54
58
36
Exhibitor
Franciscan Estate
Frederick Wildman & Sons, Ltd
Gibsons Restaurant Group
Glenmorangie/Ardbeg
Goose Island Beer Co.
Grand Marnier
Hennessy Cognac
illy Caffé
Jim Beam Stillhouse
Kendall College presents Global Street Food
Labriola Cafe/Stan’s Donuts
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Marchesi Antinori
Maple Leaf Farms
Mionetto USA
NBC 5 Chicago
Nestle Waters North America
New Belgium Brewing
Q-BBQ
Patrón Spirits Company
Location
43
25
53
51
55
50
48
33, 38
26
68
6
67
15
14
37
30
16
66
13
47
57
“[Hamburger Hop] …arguably the best
culinary throwdown of the year…”
- Zagat Chicago
58 59 60
61
69 68
EXHIBITORS
P11
ENTRANCE
Exhibitor
Location
Proximo Spirits
3
Pure Leaf Iced Tea
57
Robert Mondavi Winery
44
Rockit Ranch Productions
2
Roederer Estate
23
Rosebud Restaurants
42
Ruffino/Kim Crawford/Nobilo/Diseño
4
Shaw Ross International Importers
40
Wines of Washington State (Ste. Michelle Wine Estates) 11
Stella Artois Best of Belgium
61
Stoli
27
Target
5
The Cocktail Club
46
The Wine Group
19
Treasury Wine Estates
28
Trinchero Family Estates
7
Turano Baking Co.
29
TY KU Sake & Spirits
21
United States Postal Service
34
Verterra
65
P11
67 66 65 64 63 62
Exhibitor
Viola Imports
Vosges Haut-Chocolat
Wente Family Estates
Wild Horse/Saved
WXRT
Zignum Mezcal
Location
63
8, 59
12
41
24
31
Great Lawn Tasting Tents
Auction
Global Music Stage
Chef Tasting Pavilions
A, B, C, D
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“I’m dreaming of next year’s event already. If
you were on the fence about attending, let me
just say that the entry fee is worth every penny.”
- ChicagoNow.com
P1-P11
Visit the auction tent or register at
www.biddingforgood.com/ChicagoGourmetAuction.
100% of proceeds fund culinary scholarships.
“the weekend was beyond spectacular”
“a culinary wonder in Millennium Park.”
- Brooke Hubbuch, CS/Modern Luxury
- Chicago Foodies
“The most glorious food event in Chicago has
come and gone, and I am still full. Chicago
Gourmet is the best of the best.”
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“Favorite Event of the year!”
– Cory Morris, Mercat a la Plaxa
– Kit, thekitchen.com
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SAVE THE DATE
September 25 – 27, 2015
Millennium Park
Chicago
Follow Chicago Gourmet on Social Media – #ChiGourmet, @Chicago_Gourmet
www.chicagogourmet.org

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