Welcome to Chicago Gourmets

    All Chicago Gourmets events feature experiences you will savor, and with an element of culinary information and education to make each that
much more interesting: wonderful food and wine pairings, new cuisines, culinary legends, cookbook authors and celebrity chefs of the future
while meeting new friends with Chicago Gourmets, now celebrating 22 years in Chicago.
    Join us in exploring the culinary diversity and chef talent that make our events so memorable, Membership is easy and provides event
discounts Click here to become a member.
    View our latest upcoming events Click here for details, and what the media says about us click here.
    All Chicago Gourmets events feature experiences you will savor, and with an element We welcome you to wonderful Educational culinary
experiences with us, again and again! Come learn, enjoy great food and great conversations, too!

Robert Otto and Paul Grosso, Co-Presidents
and the Board of Directors, Chicago Gourmets

Some Guest Comments

"What I have enjoyed most at the many CG events I have attended, is the company of the fellow members!
I have had the most interesting conversations...it has made for wonderful evenings, on top of the
three-star restaurants and more that we all get to experience. A meal is just not complete without
both great food and great conversation, and CG offers both!" - Cheryl Bigney

Dear Don, - What an unforgettable introduction into Chicago Gourmets! And at the Ritz no less!
Chandler and I had a lovely evening that was beyond expectation. Amazing food and drink,
delightful company and such a fabulous presentation by Evan. Thank you for sharing your photos.
My husband will be very jealous when he sees what he missed. Look forward to attending your future events.
And by the way, we think you are truly amazing for planning and executing such an enchanting evening.
Much deserved kudos to you! - Best Regards, - Karen Farnsworth-Miller

"Chicago Gourmets brings the world to your plate! What an incredible culinary adventure at Mott Street!
Chef Kim prepared tea infused dishes and even a cocktail - all inspired by Napoleona Tea. What a treat
to wrap sea bass inside a Sesame leaf that was grown in Chef Kim's garden of edible flowers and greens
at the restaurant. You don't have to leave Chicago to travel the world thanks to Chicago Gourmets!"
Margaret McSweeney, Host, Kitchen Chat Radio

"I had an absolutely splendid time at Table 52. Food, drink and company were all top notch!"
Ann Flood, Co-founder/Editor, Edible Chicago

" My experience at Day in the Country was so lovely, I learned so much from the farmers!"
Amber Gibson

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We are thankful for the generosity of
Orso's Italian Restaurant for hosting
our board meetings. Visit Orso's for
more about this classic space and menu.

With nearly 70 events each year, we are proud to work with many and varied dining establishments, including these:

Chicago Gourmets is a U.S.-Based organization.