Top Shelf Chefs On Board For Taste

Paul Kahan, Rick Bayless and more to cook at Celebrity Chef du Jour

By Marcus Riley
|  Tuesday, May 14, 2013  |  Updated 11:04 AM CDT
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Last week, Kahan was named Best Chef by the prestigious James Beard Foundation.

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This year's Taste of Chicago is about more than giant turkey legs. You can also sample food from some Beard Award-winning and reality star chefs.

Taste organizers have unveiled the lineup for the Celebrity Chef du Jour, a special ticketed culinary option during the food festival.

Chefs Paul Kahan, Rick Bayless, Carrie Nahabedian, Giuseppe Tentori and a pairing of Gale Gand and The Hearty Boys will take turns serving up a three-course sit-down dinner each day of Taste.

Admission is $40 a person for the dinners, which take place in an air-conditioned dining pavilion on the festival grounds.

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Tickets go on sale May 15th at 10 a.m. at

Each of the chefs will also host a cooking demonstration.


  • Wednesday, July 10, 6:30 p.m. - Rick Bayless
  • Thursday, July 11, 6:30 p.m. - Carrie Nahabedian
  • Friday, July 12, 6:30 p.m. - Giuseppe Tentori
  • Saturday, July 13, Noon - Gale Gand and The Hearty Boys
  • Sunday, July 14, Noon - Paul Kahan

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