Throughout the year, the Jean Banchet Dinner Series aims to share the extraordinary legacy of Chef Jean Banchet and showcase talents from the Jean Banchet Awards with food lovers throughout the Chicagoland area. These dinners will feature new and exciting culinary opportunities, provide exclusive dining experiences and bring to life the Chicago culinary scene’s passion for originality. Dinners will be highlighted at the annual Jean Banchet Awards for Culinary Excellence taking place on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at venue Six10, Chicago.

2016-2017 Banchet Dinner Lineup Coming Soon!

2015 Banchet Dinner: Vera
On October 19th, five All-Star Sommeliers including Liz Mendez of Vera, Rachael Lowe of Spiaggia, Alpana Singh of The Boarding House and Seven Lions, Rachel Driver Speckan of City Winery and Jill Zimorski of Alinea collaborated on a dinner with Executive Chef Mark Mendez of Vera, to create a one-of-a-kind experience to support the Jean Banchet Awards benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Photo Slideshow - Photo Credit: Caitlin Lisa Photography

2015 Banchet Dinner: Grace
On June 15th, five of Chicago’s culinary stars, including Curtis Duffy (three Michelin Stars) of Grace, Jake Bickelhaupt (two Michelin Stars) of 42 Grams, Matt Kirkley (two Michelin Stars) of Intro/L20, Thomas Lents (two Michelin Stars) of Sixteen, and Ryan McCaskey (one Michelin Star) of Acadia, collaborated in the kitchen of Grace for an exclusive dining experience to support the Jean Banchet Awards benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Photo Slideshow - Photo Credit: Caitlin Lisa Photography