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WBEZ Hosts Chicago Chef Battle This Sunday

Chicago Public Media (WBEZ) is getting ready to kickoff their fourth annual Off-Air monthly event series that highlights events in Chicago related to the arts, politics, history, film and music. The series begins this Sunday from 4-7 p.m. with the annual Chicago Chef battle taking place at the Goose Island Brewery Loading Dock. The battle will challenge five Chicago chefs to create a dish using one of Goose Island's beers as an ingredient. Chef David Carrier (formerly of Kith & Kin) took home last year's prize.

This year's competitors include: Jill Baron (Mana Food Bar), Chris Curren (Blue 13 and Elate), Carlos Ysaguirre (Anteprima, Acre), Leonard Hollander (Marion Street Cheese Market) and Heather Terhune (Sable Kitchen). The audience will be serve as the judges, having a chance to sample the dishes and choose a winner.

Tickets are $15 for general admission, $12 for WBEZ members and $10 for students. They can be purchased here.

2010 Chef Battle, David Carrier [Photo: Jerry Schulman]


5316 North Clark Street, , IL 60640 (773) 506-9990 Visit Website

Elate Restaurant

111 W Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60654 312 202 9900

Mana Food Bar

1742 W Division Street, Chicago, IL 60622 Visit Website


64 Meserole Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222 (718) 954-9074 Visit Website

Marion Street Cheese Market

100 S Marion Street, Oak Park, IL 60304 708 725 7200 Visit Website

Goose Island Brewing Loading Dock

1800 W. Fulton Street, Chicago, IL