Sept. 23 – 25, 2022
Millennium Park 

Welcome to Chicago Gourmet, one of the country’s most distinguished food festivals. Each year, Chicago Gourmet celebrates the city’s diverse dining scene with a dynamic line-up of culinary events that the city’s top chefs, food, and drinks.

In 2022, the festival will host a series of exciting events, including both fan favorites and new additions, on the Harris Theater Rooftop in Millennium Park. Check out details on the schedule below and keep an eye out for tickets going on sale this July.

Tacos & Tequila

Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022
Kick off the festival weekend with this showcase of gourmet tacos and agave spirits, hosted by celebrity chef Rick Bayless, featuring experts in authentic Mexican cuisine. The evening includes premium tequilas and mezcals, a DJ, mariachi, and more.

Hamburger Hop

Friday, Sept. 23, 2022
The highly anticipated Hamburger Hop is a perennial fan favorite. An array of local chefs will serve their best burgers atop the Harris Theater Rooftop, hosted by chef Stephanie Izard. Previous year’s contestants have included local legends like The Loyalist, Bar Sótano, BLVD Steakhouse, Kuma’s, Funkenhausen, Siena Tavern, and more.

Guests will be able to enjoy burger tastings alongside beer and wine, then cast their vote for their favorite. Two winners are crowned — judge’s favorite and people’s choice.

Late Nite Gourmet

Adam Alexander Photography

Friday, Sept. 23, 2022
Head to late-night hotspot TAO Chicago for the official Hamburger Hop after party, with late night bites, specialty cocktails, music, and dancing.

Grand Cru

Photo by James Vitullo

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2022
The exclusive Grand Cru event offers an elevated tasting experience. Join the nation’s leading wine experts and top chefs at the Harris Theater rooftop for a truly unforgettable evening. Guests will be able to sample the world’s finest wines and award-winning cuisine at two different sessions.

Prost! in the Park

Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022
This new addition to Chicago Gourmet offers a Sünday Fünday with a foodie twist. In the tradition of classic German festivals, Prost! in the Park will feature an afternoon ofOktoberfest-style brews, bites, and boozy beverages.