Chef BBQ 2020

Thursday, July 16, 2020, 5:30pm–8:00pm

Green City Market – Lincoln Park
1817 N. Clark, South end of Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL 60614
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Event tickets to go on sale in April

Tickets for Chef BBQ 2020 will go on sale in April. To be sure you're notified when tickets are available, subscribe to the Green City Market e-newsletter here

For parties interested in reserving VIP cabanas, please contact Cabanas can now be placed on hold. 

Now seeking sponsors

Green City Market (GCM) is paving a new path for the local food economy in the Midwest by deepening our support for small family farmers, educating consumers and the next generation of eaters, and increasing access to local, healthy, sustainable food.

Please contact if you are interested in learning more about Chef BBQ sponsorship opportunities and rates.

Locally, your partnership with Green City Market supports:

  • the livelihood of more than 55 sustainable Midwestern family farmers and producers,
  • innovative education programs that promote public understanding of the importance of local food to more than 30,000 Chicagoans (including over 500 children in our Edible Education in-school program),
  • and food access initiatives to support those facing food insecurity from more than 50 zip codes in Chicago.

Globally, your partnership helps GCM to address the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)*:

  • End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture [SDG 2]
  • Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages [SDG 3]
  • Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all[SDG4]
  • Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all [SDG 8]
  • Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable [SDG 11]
  • Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns [SDG 12]
  • Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss [SDG 15]

Green City Market's Chef BBQ has been one of Chicago's most anticipated food events of the summer since 2001. It's an opportunity for local, sustainable farmers and more than 100 of Chicago's top chefs and beverage purveyors to collaboratively highlight the best of summer in the Midwest in one incredible local food event.

At the event, nearly 3,000 people gather to enjoy tasting portions of heirloom produce, heritage meats, and craft beverages sourced from Green City Market farmers and vendors.

Please contact if you are interested in learning more about Chef BBQ sponsorship opportunities and rates.

Upcoming related events

  1. Apr 25 Saturday

    Eat Like a Dragon Cooking Class with Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

    Indoor Market

    11:00 AM–1:00 PM

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Lincoln Park
N. Clark St & N. Lincoln Ave
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West Loop, Mary Bartelme Park
115 S. Sangamon St
Saturdays, 8am–1pm
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Peggy Notebaert Museum
2430 N. Cannon Dr.
Saturdays, 8am–1pm

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