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STYLELIFE with Premier Private Chef Markus Ford

Join ÉleverChicago for STYLELIFE for an evening of high end food, lux home décor, and of course style!

“Expect The Unexpected”… unless you expect FANTASTIC, then, expect that! – Chef Markus Ford

Chef Markus Ford will produce a four course sit down dinner in the posh setting of BoConcept, a modern home furnishings showroom. This Lincoln Park venue will be the epicenter of cuisine, paired with a fashion showcase, and live musical performances. Guests will have their choice of a 6pm or 7pm seating. Or for those who wish to hit the town a bit later, maybe the 8:30pm "Chefs Tasting" is for you. Here you can feast on light bites and cocktails and sample all of the things you should be serving at your upcoming holiday events. There will be a bar offering wonderful wines, champagne and cocktails.

Please RSVP at the event site below by 10/20/13 to secure your seat at this prestigious event. (You must RSVP at the event site below in addition to your meetup RSVP.) Type "Travel" in the PayPal note field and CDCE members will receive one glass of complimentary wine. Cost $39-$69 


Private Chef and Event Planner Markus Ford is known for his uncanny ability to appeal to the senses through the fusion of taste and style with his edible creations. Daring to pair unique combinations of traditional favorites with today’s culinary sophistication, Markus has presented his fare to former President Bill Clinton, the late Princess Diana and celebrities Bette Midler, Candice Bergen and Michael Jordan.

Markus has catered and planned events at some of Chicago’s most prominent venues including The Chicago History Museum, Soldier Field, SymphonyCenter, and the Civic Opera House.  As a former runway model, Markus has found a way to put fashionable but edgy spin on all of his “high fashion” affairs including the Moet & Chandon “Fashion Statement” as well as “The Allure of Couture” and countless other high-profile events. Markus was featured on ABC’s “The Taste”. His food has been tasted by Nigella Lawson, Anthony Bourdain, Ludo Lefebvre and he has cooked alongside such greats as Cat Cora & Chris Consentino and shared the spotlight with Paula Deen, Todd English and Duff Goldman.

A world traveler with 20 years of experience, Markus is constantly inspired by people, other countries’ cuisines and almost everything around him, while remaining motivated by his own will to please the palate of those he serves.  Markus’ journey has just begun, as he is on a never-ending search for the perfect meal, and to make his next event more grand than the last.

He continues to quench his thirst for new ways to delight his clientele with an ongoing series of “Pop Up” restaurants, where he will turn a naked space into an amazing restaurant for one night only!

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