First Bites Bash: Event Details

JOIN YOUR CULINARY COLLEAGUES AT THE 5th ANNUAL FIRST BITES BASH!

First Bites Bash is the official kick-off event for Chicago Restaurant Week, showcasing sweet and savory tastings from more than 50 Chicago Restaurant Week participants, along with beer, wine and cocktail pairings. The 2015 event was a tremendous success drawing 1,300 guests and raised $10,000 for Inspiration Corporation, a local nonprofit dedicated to helping individuals affected by poverty. Click here to view some photos.

This year’s event will take place Thursday, January 21, 2016 from 5:30-8:30pm at Union Station’s Great Hall.

RESTAURANT PARTNERS TO PROVIDE:

  • A minimum of 1,000 menu samples for guests*
  • Chef/Owner for photo ops and interviews during the event
  • Chef's assistant and service personnel for service (max of 4 individuals, including Chef/Owner)
  • All equipment needed to prep and dish up food item
  • Chef name, restaurant logo and menu item for signage
*Anticipated event attendance is 1,300+ guests.

INCLUDED PROVISIONS FOR RESTAURANT PARTNERS:

  • (2) 6ft. tables with linen (one to be used as prep area)
  • Small appetizer plates and utensils for serving samples
  • Onsite promotion to an audience of 1,300+
  • Digital promotion via Choose Chicago's social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), Chicago Like a Local blog and ChooseChicago.com

In order to participate in First Bites Bash, you must be registered for Chicago Restaurant Week.

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR FIRST BITES BASH

Submissions are due no later than September 29, 2015. Menu items will be confirmed at a later date.

If you have questions regarding First Bites Bash event information, please email Ben Smock at bsmock@choosechicago.com or Angela Matis at amatis@choosechicago.com.

 


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