2017 Chef BBQ

Thursday, July 20, 2017, 5:30pm–8pm

Green City Market – Lincoln Park
1817 N. Clark, South end of Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL 60614
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The Green City Market Chef BBQ is one of Chicago’s most anticipated food events of the summer! Over 100 of Chicago’s top restaurants and beverage purveyors provide tasting portions of local, sustainable heirloom produce, heritage meats, and craft beverages sourced from Green City Market farmers. Enjoy the beautiful summer setting in Lincoln Park and interact with chefs and beverage purveyors while enjoying market-inspired creations that highlight the best of the Midwest. Guests will find both vegetarian and meat dishes.

Our VIP attendees receive early admission privileges along with special access to additional restaurant offerings, private bar areas, wait staff, premium restrooms, multiple lounge areas and communal seating. Seating is available unassigned or at reserved tables. Guests will be prompted for seating options prior to checkout. Private cabana options are available.

Date: Thursday, July 20
Time: 5:30-8:00pm (VIP admission opens at 4:30)
Location: South End of Lincoln Park (approximately 1817 N. Clark)

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Green City Market is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization founded in 1998 that creates a sustainable food system in Chicago through farmers markets, outreach, access, and educational programming. Green City Market values education about quality food and its source, the preservation of sustainably farmed land, a vibrant thriving community of local farms, and consumption of locally grown foods. Green City Market operates multiple year-round market locations throughout Chicago. Additionally, Green City Market offers robust educational programming and increased access to healthy, sustainable food both at-market and across Chicagoland. All funds raised by the Chef BBQ go directly to support GCM's education and access initiatives including our Link/SNAP Matching Program, Club Sprouts, The Edible Gardens, Chef Demonstrations, Compost Program, Edible Education Program, and our Produce Box Program.

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Lead Sponsor:

Breakthru Beverage


Lead VIP Sponsor:


Supporting Sponsors: 

Goose Island

Midwest Foods

Associate Sponsors:

Wintrust Bank

Boxed Water is Better

In-kind Sponsors:

Lakeshore Beverage

Edible Chicago

VIP Wine: Cooper's Hawk Winery

VIP Wine: Buehler Vineyards

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Yes, all event guests will be asked for identification at the gate. Only guests that are 21+ will receive a wristband to grant them access to alocholic beverages. Guests under the age of 21 will be admitted but will not have access to alcoholic beverages.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The Chef BBQ is located in the heart of Lincoln Park. The event entrance is at the south end of Lincoln Park between Clark and Stockton Drive (approximately 1817 N. Clark).The following CTA Bus routes stop at the event: 22 Clark, 36 Broadway, 73 Armitage, 151 Sheridan. The nearest train stops are the Sedgwick Brown Line (walk East on North Avenue to North and Clark) and the Clark/Division Red line (walk north on Clark). There will be limited street parking available on surrounding streets as well as limited parking spots available in the History Museum Lot. We encourage public transportation!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email admin@greencitymarket.org or call (773) 880-1266 with any event questions.

What's the refund policy?

The event is rain or shine and NO refunds will be processed.


Interested in sponsoring the 2017 Chef BBQ? 

The Chef BBQ is our key fundraising event which raises money to support educational and access programs as well as the operating budget of the market. View our sponsorship package here. 

For questions or inquiries, please email camille@greencitymarket.org

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