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Greater Illinois Chapter

Grand Chefs Gala

Event Overview

Grand Chefs

January 31, 2014

Fairmont Chicago, Millenium Park
6pm - Midnight

Tickets to the Grand Chefs Gala are Sold Out.  Nightcap tickets are still available.  For more information contact Kim Mills at 312.236.4491 or

Bonjour! 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!

Individual tickets for the Grand Chefs Gala are available on a limited basis. Table purchases begin at $5,000 and Nightcap tickets are available for the later portion of the event. Please contact Kim Mills at 312-236-4491 x 101 for more information!

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Because of risks to people with cystic fibrosis (CF), only one person with CF may be invited. Also, individuals who have ever had a confirmed positive sputum culture for Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia) complex shall not attend any Foundation events/meetings. These requirements are because CF germs can be passed between individuals who have CF. Some germs in a person with CF can cause serious respiratory illness and, in some patients, may lead to death. CF germs are not a risk for otherwise healthy individuals.

Despite this policy, individuals with CF might choose to attend events or meetings without informing the CF Foundation or without the Foundation's knowledge. If so, they do so at their own risk. The Foundation accepts no responsibility for any risk to health involved in attendance, or in any social contact between persons with CF. For more information, please visit

Important note on attendance for people with CF and their families:
The health and well-being of people with cystic fibrosis is our top priority. Medical evidence shows that certain bacteria can be passed between individuals who have CF and can lead to worse symptoms and speed decline in lung function. To limit the serious risk of cross-infection between people with CF, only one person with CF may be invited to attend the indoor portion of each CF Foundation-sponsored event.  For the outdoor portion of the event, people with CF should maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from each other.

Please note: People with CF and their families should be aware that individuals with CF might choose to attend Foundation events or meetings without notifying event organizers. We strongly discourage this; however, we cannot guarantee that only one person with CF will be present at any indoor Foundation event. For more information, please call your local chapter.

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