Last week, Kahan was named Best Chef by the prestigious James Beard Foundation.
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.
Tickets go on sale May 15th at 10 a.m. at tasteofchicago.us.
Each of the chefs will also host a cooking demonstration.