2023 Great Chef's Tasting Party & Auction

Sunday, March 5, 2023 at the Bolingbrook Golf Club.

The Great Chef's Tasting Party & Auction is an area favorite that will introduce you and your guests to the delicious samplings prepared especially for this special evening.


These fine restaurants will be serving their best International Dishes at the 2023 Great Chefs’ Tasting Party and Auction. This is your chance to sample their unique tastes.



For 25 years, Chef/Owner Chris Mason has been serving his unique vision of Farm to Table cuisine at Allegory in Naperville. Unique dishes such as Kiss My Grits – a savory blend of blackened shrimp, cheesy white-corn grits, browned butter and scallions or Winner Winner! Chicken Thigh dinner with buttermilk-brined and fried, crispy Brussel sprouts, and garlic mashed potatoes will bring you back again and again. Hear more from Chris: https://youtu.be/JlaAhUFUku8

Big Fish Grill

Sustainably sourced seafood is the basis of each delicious dish served at Big Fish Grille in Wilmington. Fresh, made from scratch items Crawfish Flatbread – toasted Naan bread topped with jalapeno cheese, fried crawfish tails, red onion, cheddar cheese, bacon, and green onion is a great starter. If you are hungry for oysters – Big Fish Grille serves them four ways – on the half shell, char-grilled, fried, or fancy Oysters Rockefeller. Wide variety of seafood, prepared in multi ways – anyone is sure to find a favorite. Catch a glimpse of these scrumptious offerings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMN6O7Nd7B4

The Nest Bar & Grill

The Nest at the Bolingbrook Golf Club is the perfect place to perch for a delicious steak and glass of fine wine. The Nest offers tender steak crostinis made from top choice tenderloin with a goat cheese spread, paired with a distinct bottle of red wine for a light meal. Or for a bigger appetite, choose the prime rib in a king or queen cut, served with a baked potato and asparagus. You can dine with a prime view of the beautiful golf course. See more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ym-l5giWf8

Cheesecakes By James

If you are looking for a unique and delicious dessert, look no further than Cheesecakes by James. Each cheesecake is handcrafted and prepared personally by Chef/Owner James Sankey. Known for all natural ingredients and a light rich taste, Cheesecakes by James can create almost any flavor of cheesecake so let your imagination run wild. https://www.cheesecakesbyjames.com/

The Dock at Inwood

Joliet Family Owned and Operated. Established in 2018. Home of the famous Flight deck margaritas as seen on Windy City LIVE! Our menu is available for dine-in, outdoor patio service, curbside take out, or scheduled to be picked up at a later time. We’re well known for our delicious bar snacks and traditional dishes with unique twists. Serving a wide variety of local craft beers and top-notch traditional ale along with our famous margarita’s. https://thedockatinwood.com/

Final Cut Steakhouse

The Final Cut Steakhouse, at the Hollywood Casino Joliet, serves delicious steaks and seafood along with other tasty main courses. Enjoy an evening of steak and lobster, Atlantic salmon, or Amish chicken. Coupled with shareable sides truffle fries or broccolini – you will feel like you won the jackpot with a delectable meal from the Final Cut. https://www.hollywoodcasinojoliet.com/dining

Joliet Junior College Culinary Arts Management

The Culinary Arts Management program at JJC offers students a first-class education at one of the most highly respected culinary programs in the nation, and in one of the most state-of-the-art facilities in the world. Many students from the JJC program have gone on to find jobs at local restaurants or even realize their dream of owning a restaurant. Creativity abounds in this program and today’s idea is tomorrow’s renowned cuisine.

Jacob Henry Mansion Estate

A national landmark and a local favorite venue for events, the Jacob Henry Mansion Estate in Joliet can deliciously host any wedding, shower, luncheon, or family reunion. The culinary staff can create any type of menu to meet your event’s taste and needs in a buffet or custom menu design. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILmS6ZfZwI8

Kozol Brothers

For more than eight decades, Kozol Brothers has been supplying the Southern Chicagoland suburbs with domestic, craft, and import beers and ciders. The Kozol name continues to endure generation after generation by providing great opportunities and even greater beer. Kozol Brothers also maintains a dedication to its communities by supporting local events and nonprofits as one of the largest and great-performing beverage distributors in Illinois.

The Reserve Steakhouse

The Reserve Steakhouse inside of Harrah’s Casino Joliet offers “Cut Above” steaks with a delicious variety of enhancements – from bearnaise or hollandaise to demi-glace or cognac au poivre – these entrees have a unique taste. Pair it with blistered tomatoes or Parmesan potato wedges for a complete meal. Chops, Fish and More entrees are also available so there is certainly something for everyone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgcoEtWuwkk

Metal Monkey Brewing

Metal Monkey Brewing serves its unique brews at its Taproom in Romeoville. Distinctive flavors Guilt Gose – an interesting twist on traditional German wheat beer enhanced with coriander, Himalayan salt, pineapple juice, and habanero powder or a crisp, light, easy-drinking pilsner RomeoPils – Metal Monkey is dedicated to creating and serving the best ales. And they have live bands! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03lRIxONkQQ

Morris Chop Shop

While steaks are the showcase at the Morris Chop Shop delicious poultry and seafood dishes also entice diners. Maryland Blue Crab Cakes feature fresh blue crab blended with breadcrumbs and pan-fried and bacon-wrapped port chops served with seasonal chutney will satisfy any appetite. A wide array of appetizers and desserts and an extensive wine list makes the Morris Chop Shop an excellent destination for a special meal or event.

Station One Smokehouse

Lots of delicious cuts of meat paired with unique homemade BBQ sauces – ranging from mild to smokin’ hot, Station One Smokehouse offers a wide variety of sandwiches to satisfy any taste. Chef Brad brought barbeque techniques back from Texas and is known as the “guy who likes to cook BBQ”. He also lends his BBQ techniques to chicken, fish, turkey, and sausages. Coupled with interesting side dishes as elote corn and tater tot casserole, Station One Smokehouse can handle any “calls” for BBQ. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBfls7FrH_Q


Sunday, March 5, 2023 at the Bolingbrook Golf Club.

The Great Chef's Tasting Party & Auction is an area favorite that will introduce you and your guests to the delicious samplings prepared especially for this special evening.


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