Chicago Tribune’s Phil Vettel Announces Chefs Rick Bayless, Lee Wolen, Tony Mantuano and More for the 3rd Annual Chefs’ Playground

9 Mar

On June 4th, Chef Tony Mantuano will host some of our nation’s finest chefs  at Terzo Piano in the Art Institute of Chicago to prepare dishes inspired by childhood favorites in the 3rd annual Chefs’ Playground gala to benefit the Academy for Global Citizenship.

 Chicago Tribune food critic Phil Vettel announced our first participating chefs this morning. Click here to read Vittel’s piece on the Tribune’s website and see below for a full list of participating chefs. More chefs will be announced as the event date nears. Click here to purchase tickets.

Johnny Anderes of The Kitchen

Rick Bayless of Frontera Grill, Topolobampo, XOCO & Frontera Gourmet Foods

Thai Dang of Embeya

John Hogan of River Roast

Bill Kim of bellyQ, Urbanbelly & Belly Shack

Chris Marchino of Spiaggia

Jeff Mauro Host of Food Network’s “Sandwich King” & “The Kitchen”

Megan Neubeck of Terzo Piano

Rick Ortiz of Antique Taco

Tony Quartaro of Formento’s

Giuseppe Tentori of GT Fish & Oyster

Lee Wolen of Boka

Matt Rice of Little Goat & Little Goat Bakery

with Host Chef Tony Mantuano of Spiaggia, Terzo Piano, Bar Toma and River Roast

We will announce more chefs as June 4th approaches.


Watch a video recap of our inaugural event in 2013 at

Watch a video recap of our inaugural event in 2013.


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