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St. Tropez - Grand Chefs Gala 2014


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 Millennium Park
Imperial and International Ballrooms
200 North Columbus Drive
Chicago, Illinois

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 for Culinary Excellence
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 Ballroom
featuring delectable dessert buffets by Chicago's elite pastry chefs

and cocktail bars from the city's trendsetters in mixology


Table Purchases start at $5,000. For a full listing of opportunities, please see the
Sponsorship page.

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

To Benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation