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2016 Key Ingredient Cook-Off

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Chicago – Join us for our marquee event

Key Ingredient Cook-off (#KICO)

Friday, May 20th from 7pm -10pm

Venue ONE

1034 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607

Inspired by our James Beard award-winning Key Ingredient series, #KICO Invites you to taste dishes created by 16 of Chicago's most outstanding chefs using one of four specific ingredients. Then you get to vote on your favorite! The theme this year is South of the Border—so expect a little spiciness as our chefs cook for a chance to be named this year's Key Ingredient Cook-off Champion.

Buy a ticket now at $50—price increases to $60 at the door—and you get tastings from all-participating chefs, complimentary drinks from Goose Island, Brown Forman, City Winery, and Coffee from our friends at HalfWit Coffee Roasters. Early bird ticket buyers also get an exclusive private hosted pre-reception sponsored by Goose Island. The pre-reception includes special dishes cooked with Sofie beer from VIP chefs Rob Levitt and Won Kim.

Buy now!

P.S – Come hungry!

Price will increase to $50.

Scenes from last year's event:

Participating chefs include:

Carlos Gaytan

Rodolfo Cuadros

Diana Davila

Brian Enyart
Dos Urban Cantina

Emily Kraszyk
Farmhouse Chicago

Dan Salls
The Salsa Truck & The Garage

Duncan Biddulph
The Winchester

Matt Troost

Abraham Conlon
Fat Rice

Edward Sura
Perennial Virant

Nicole Pederson

Alfredo Nogueira

Andres Padilla

Ryan Pfeiffer

Aaron McKay
Mercat a la Planxa

Shawn Podgurksy
DonerMen Food Truck

P.S. — Come hungry!


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