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JOIN YOUR CULINARY COLLEAGUES AT THE 8th 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 60 Chicago Restaurant Week participants, along with beer, wine and cocktail pairings.

This year’s event will take place Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM at The Field Museum.

RESTAURANT PARTNERS TO PROVIDE:

  • Tasting portions to feed 1,500+ guests throughout the full three (3) hours of the event 
  • 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 1,500+ 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 1,500+
  • 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.

Submissions are due no later than Friday, November 2nd, 2018. Submissions after this deadline CANNOT be considered. Menu items will be confirmed at a later date.
 

Register for First Bites Bash

If you have questions regarding First Bites Bash event information, please email Ben Smock at ben@toqueandbottle.com or Angela Matis at angela@toqueandbottle.com.

DEADLINES

  • Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 31, 2018
  • Gift Card/Certificate Deadline: Friday, November 30, 2018
  • Menu(s) Deadline: Friday, November 30, 2018

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