6 More Celebrity Chefs and 2 Mixologists Sign on for Chefs’ Playground | Join Giuseppe Tentori & More on May 15th

3 Apr

6 more celebrity chefs have signed on to participate in Chefs’ Playground, bringing the total chef count up to 14, alongside 2 celebrated mixologists. 

Chef Thai Dang of Embeya and pastry chef Genie Kwon of Boka and GT Fish & Oyster as well as celebrated mixologist Adam Seger will participate in the main event.

Exclusive to the VIP Hour only, chefs Erling Wu Bower of Nico Osteria, Erik Freeberg of Bar Toma, Giuseppe Tentori of GT Fish & Oyster and Gene Kato of Sumi Robata Bar will offer school-inspired passed appetizers complimented by playful signature cocktails from mixologist Benjamin Newby.

These renowned chefs join host chef Tony Mantuano of Spiaggia, Bar Toma, Terzo Piano and River Roast, 2013 Food and Wine Best New Chef Jason VincentBill Kim of bellyQ, Urbanbelly, Belly Shack, Megan Neubeck of Terzo Piano/BAMCO, Paul Kahan of One Off Hospitality: avec, Big Star, Blackbird, The Publican, Publican Quality Meats and Nico Osteria, Jeff Mauro, host of Food Network’s “Sandwich King,” Chris Pandel of Balena and The Bristol and Lee Wolen of Boka

The final chef lineup will be revealed later this month.

Stay tuned for more Chefs’ Playground announcements on Facebook and Twitter; follow @globalchicago and #ChefsPlayground2014.


Watch a video recap of our inaugural event in 2013 at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGFDS5IWfqA

Watch a video recap of our inaugural event in 2013.

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