Chicago’s Green City Market Chef BBQ Thursday

If you want to see Chicago’s most talented chefs in action, behind their stoves and working their dining rooms, don’t bother visiting them Thursday night. That’s because pretty much everyone will be in Lincoln Park, cooking and serving at the 15th annual Green City Market Chef’s BBQ. More than 100 chefs, bartenders and food artisans will be jammed into the regular Green City Market footprint, serving more food than anyone can possibly sample in one night (get there on the early side, as several booths tend to run out).

Craft brews from BuckleDown Brewery, Une Annee, 4 Hands Brewing, and Citizen Cider join forces with craft spirit producers such as Death’s Door Spirits, Suerte Tequila and Templeton Rye Whiskey to make seasonal cocktails.

Advance tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets and at the Green City Market on Wednesday.

General admission tickets are $125; individual VIP tickets are $250.  For the first time this year, VIP tickets may be purchased in various quantities, making it easy for companies and families to enjoy the special treatment in groups of whatever table configuration they want. VIP experience will feature elegant décor, with optional seating styles for tables of 2, 4, 6 or more. Large corporate cabanas seat 16 for $10,000 and include a dedicated server for food and beverage service. Logo recognition is available at the gold level as well as placement on cabana, step & repeat, and program. Private lounge grouping seats 10 guests for $5,000, including a small cabana, a dedicated server for food and beverage service and logo recognition at the silver level in program and on cabana. VIP ticket holders are treated to a special early VIP reception from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

George Bumbaris and Sarah Stegner (Prairie Grass Cafe) serve guests at last year’s BBQ.