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2015 Ment’or Young Chef Competition: Chicago

September 17, 2015 @ 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM


Please join us for an exciting evening of culinary competition on Thursday, September 17th at Chef Lee Wolen’s BOKA in Chicago.

Enjoy some of BOKA’s signature dishes while watching four young cooks compete in front of host Chef Gavin Kaysen, and Chef Judges Gerard Craft (Niche), Graham Elliot (Graham Elliot Bistro), Richard Rosendale (Rosendale Collective), Philip Tessier (Hestan), Giuseppe Tentori (GT Fish & Oyster), Rick Tramonto (Tramonto Cuisine) and Lee Wolen (BOKA).

Canapés, including marinated scallops, charred octopus and smoked foie gras, grilled Maine lobster, beef short ribs, and more, elegantly paired with wines from Spire Collection, round out this evening of competition. 

Young Chef Competitors:
Mark Garcia
Winnisook Club, Big Indian, NY

Torre Liebchen
etc. Steakhouse, Teaneck, NJ

Ryan Peters
Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo, FL

Tim Tokarz
Café Boulud, New York, NY

Event Details:
6:00pm       Guest arrival
8:30pm       Judging begins
9:00pm       Awards
Special items will be available for a Silent Auction during the event.

Tickets: $100/person

If you are unable to attend the event but would like to support the program by making a contribution to ment’or, please click here.

Terms & Conditions: Tickets are non-refundable and proceeds will be donated to ment’or. Tickets have a fair market value of $50/person. Please consult your tax advisor regarding deductibility. Must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcohol; please drink responsibly. Details and chefs are subject to change.
Ment’or has been recognized as a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of theInternal Revenue Code. Donations will be tax deductible and may be disclosed to the IRS.


September 17, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM


1729 N Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
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