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Common Threads World Festival 2010, March 1, 2010, Chicago, IL
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True to his selfless spirit, Common Threads founder Art Smith will share his 50th birthday celebration with Common Threads’ World Festival 2010 on Monday, March 1, at Soldier Field. For the past four years, Common Threads’ World Festival has brought together world-renowned chefs and food-lovers to sample delicacies prepared by culinary masters and to participate in exciting auctions. This multicultural grazing event has always been the bread and butter for the organization and has featured the talents of celebrity chefs, who have mingled and served tasty specialties to sold-out crowds of more than 600 guests.

This year, participating chefs include: Jimmy Bannos, Jr., The Purple Pig; Jimmy Bannos, Sr., Heaven on Seven; Rick Bayless, Frontera Grill/Topolobampo; John Besh, Restaurant August; Graham Elliot Bowles, Graham Elliot; David Burke & Rick Gresh, David Burke’s Primehouse; Domenica Catelli, Be Momalicious; Maneet Chauhan, Vermillion; Christophe David & Frederic Moreau, NoMi; Radhika Desai, Top Chef Season 5; Tyler Florence, Food Network; Ben Ford, Ford’s Filling Station; Gale Gand, TRU; Troy Graves, Eve; Koren Grieveson, Avec; Sarah Grueneberg, Spiaggia; Carla Hall, Top Chef Season 5; Jason Hammel & Lea Tshields, Lula Café; Roger Herring, Socca; Kevin Hickey, Four Seasons; Ingrid Hoffmann, Food Network; Brian Houston, The Publican; Stephanie Izard, The Drunken Goat; Gavin Kaysen, Café Boulud; Bill Kim, Urban Belly; Peter Klein, Seedlings Farm; Josh Kulp & Christine Cikowski, Sunday Dinner Chicago; Jamie Laurita, Celebrity Food & Mood Guru; Ali & Rob Levitt, Mado; Sarah Levy, Sarah’s Pastries & Candies Inc.; Barbara Lynch, No. 9 Park; Steve McDonough & Dan Smith, Hearty; Jason McLeod, Balsan at The Elysian Hotel; Mark Mendez, Carnivale; Carrie Nahabedian, NAHA; Martial Noguier & Suzanne Imaz, Sofitel Chicago; Chris Nugent, Les Nomades; Chris Pandel, The Bristol; Ryan Poli, Perennial; Tony Priolo, Piccolo Sogno; Bill Reynolds, Sikia; Toni Roberts, C-House; Mario Santiago, May Street Café; Jackie Shen, Red Light; Kristine Subido, Wave Restaurant; Giuseppe Tentori, BOKA; Melissa Trimmer, Nightwood; Rey Villalobos, TABLE fifty-two; Paul Virant, Vie; Carol Wallack, Sola; Daven Wardynski, 676 Restaurant; Carol Watson, Milk & Honey Café; Shelley Young, The Chopping Block; Andrew Zimmerman, Sepia; Randy Zweiban, Province.

The VIP treatment includes access to Art Smith’s swanky Southern-style lounge, a pre-event cocktail reception (5-6 p.m.) and an invitation to the exclusive chef after-party at The James Chicago (9-10 p.m.)!

  • Event Date: 3/1/2010
  • Event Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Event
    Soldier Field
    1410 S Museum Campus Dr # 2
    Chicago, IL
  • Event Price: General Admission : $250.00
    VIP Admission : $500.00

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