The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is turning up the heat for the 17th annual Grand Chefs Gala presented by Fairmont Hotels and Resorts. Get ready for a sultry, eye-popping evening as we transform our ballrooms into the legendary French Riviera destination — Saint Tropez.
Oui. Oui. Ever since Brigitte Bardot graced its sandy beaches, St-Tropez has become the epitome of glamour, luxury and excitement. Chicago’s finest chefs will, once again, gather to personally prepare and present their signature dishes for our 750 guests. The gala will feature high-energy live music, dancing, and premium silent / live auction items.
In an exciting, Oscars-style presentation, the Gala will recognize the city’s elite with the Jean Banchet Awards for Culinary Excellence. Since 2001, this prestigious honor is the only award that recognizes culinary originality and talent specifically within the Chicagoland area, a global destination for cuisine. So, break out your sunglasses — this year's event is going to be hot!
The Fairmont Chicago
Imperial and International Ballrooms
200 North Columbus Drive
Friday, January 31, 2014
6:00 p - 12:00 a
Black Tie Preferred
5:30p - 6:00p
VIP Reception presented by Newell Rubbermaid - International Ballroom
for silver sponsors and above and their guests
Cocktail Reception and Hors d'oeuvres - International Ballroom
featuring Chicago's Finest Chefs
Dinner and Program - Imperial Ballroom
featuring dinner prepared by Bruno Tison of the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn
Master of Ceremonies - Michael Muser
Presentation of the Breath of Life Award to American Airlines
Presentation of the Jean Banchet Awards
Presentation of the People's Choice Award presented by Eurest
Live Auction, Bid for a Cure and Silent Auction
9:30p - 12:00a
Nightcap - Imperial
featuring delectable dessert buffets by Chicago's elite pastry chefs
cocktail bars from the city's trendsetters in mixology
Table Purchases start at $5,000. For a full listing of opportunities, please see the
Please see our Sponsorship
page for information on
table purchases and sponsorship info.
Individual Ticket $500 (includes Nightcap)
$333 of each ticket is tax deductible.
"Nightcap" Ticket $100
$73 of each
ticket is tax deductible.
Desserts, Mixologists and Dancing
Method of payment:
Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Amex or checks payable to the
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
To purchase tickets online Click Here