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Chicago Vegan Chef Showdown - November 10th

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Chicago, IL
Post #: 1
Love vegan food? Love a good showdown?

Well then, you are in luck, because the 2nd annual Chicago Vegan Chef Showdown is just around the corner.

Please join Mercy For Animals, Upton's Naturals, and hundreds of Chicagoans on November 10th, as we find the Best Vegan Chef in the Windy City! Chefs from the following local establishments will converge on the fabulous Beauty Bar (1444 W. Chicago Ave.) for this friendly competition, while raising funds for MFA's work to prevent cruelty to farmed animals:

Dimo’s Pizza
The Vegan Food Truck
Pig Minds Brewing
Loquacious Catering
AllVeg Delights
Andrea’s Alternative Cuisine
Returning champs, The Rootsy Vegan

Each chef will create a tasty dish utilizing Upton’s Naturals seitan for all to sample. Last year we had everything from delicious pizzas and pastas to soups and even desserts! What tantalizing creations will this year’s chefs come up with?

This year we are determining the winner a little differently. We are going to have five official vegan rockstar judges:

Daniel Staackmann, Owner of Upton’s Naturals
Carrie LeBlanc, MFA Director of Operations
Julia Moran Martz, Blogger at The Snarky Vegan
Marisa Buchheit, Miss Chicago
Chef Kim Gracen, Vegan Chef

And a special sixth judge... YOU!

That’s right; the final vote will be cast by the general consensus of all the vegan food lovers in attendance. The top three chefs will win prizes from Chicago’s favorite vegan-friendly restaurants and businesses, including the GRAND PRIZE of 6 nights, 7 days at White Pines Lodge in Hayward, Wisconsin. With such a fabulous prize, you can bet that these chefs will be showing off their A-game!

On top of all the delicious vegan food, Beauty Bar will also be selling their fabulous drinks. Plus, you will be entered to win a bunch of raffle prizes, including a $50 gift card from The Chicago Diner, a Vega gift basket, and a ton of MFA swag.

As an added bonus, this event will be kept sustainable and green, thanks to our special Green Team, led by the wonderful Gill Gillono.

The event will run from 3:30-7pm and we are offering two different ways to enjoy it. We have 145 “Tasting Tickets,” which are $35/ticket. This will get you full access to the event and a generous sample from each of our featured dishes. We also have 45 “Non-Tasting Tickets,” which are $10/ticket. While you will not be a participant in the food sampling, this ticket still lets you come and enjoy the atmosphere and support the work that MFA does. Please note that this venue is 21 and up. Both ticket options are limited, so buy yours now right here ->

For more information on this event, please email Mikael Nielsen ( or call 773-971-3895.

We look forward to sampling delicious vegan dishes and crowning Chicago's Best Vegan Chef with you!

Chicago, IL
Post #: 400
Happy to report that Boiler Room has joined the competition. Tickets are going fast, so get yours today :-)
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