Wednesday, September 25th

15:00
Check into the Hyatt Regency Hotel
151 E. Wacker Drive
18:20
Meet in Hyatt West Tower Lobby
for transport to welcome reception
19:00
Welcome Reception
The Signature Room at the 95th, John Hancock Building
875 N. Michigan Avenue


Thursday, September 26th

7:30-8:30
Breakfast at American Craft Kitchen & Bar
Hyatt Regency Hotel
9:00
Meeting of the Délice Executive Committee
Hyatt Regency Hotel
West Tower, Floor 36, Board of Trade Room
10:20
Meet in Hyatt West Tower Lobby
to walk to architecture cruise
11:00
Chicago Riverboat and Architecture Tour
Departure from Chicago River at Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive
13:00
Lunch hosted by Chris Koetke, Vice President of Kendall College
Kendall College School of Culinary Arts
900 N. North Branch Street
14:30-17:30
Délice General Assembly chaired by Jean-Michel Daclin, President of Délice
Kendall College School of Culinary Arts
900 N. North Branch Street
17:30
Trolley bus to the hotel and free time
19:30
Meet in Hyatt West Tower Lobby
for transport to dinner
20:00
Welcome Dinner
Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse
1028 N. Rush Street


Friday, September 27th

7:30-8:20
Breakfast at American Craft Kitchen & Bar
Hyatt Regency Hotel
8:20
Meet in Hyatt West Tower Lobby
to walk to Chicago City Hall
*Bring your Chicago Gourmet All Access Pass
9:00-9:30
Panel Discussion: Food Festivals and the Media
Adam Rapoport, Editor-in-chief of Bon Appétit Magazine
Jimmy Bannos, Sr., Purple Pig and Heaven on Seven
Moderator: Chandra Ram, Editor-in-chief of Plate Magazine
Chicago City Hall
121 N. LaSalle Street
9:30-12:00
Presentations
The Taste of Chicago: How the Taste Sparked a Food Festival Movement
Michelle T. Boone, Commissioner of the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

Tourism in Illinois: A Global Destination
Jen Hoelzle, Director of the Illinois Office of Tourism

Tour of Chicago City Hall Rooftop Garden
Chicago City Hall
121 N. LaSalle Street
12:30-14:00
Taste of Chicago Lunch
Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park
300 E. Jackson Boulevard
14:00-14:45
Behind the Scenes Tour of Chicago Gourmet
Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph Street
15:00-17:00
Délice Meeting
Offices of Baker & McKenzie
300 E. Randolph Street
17:40
Meet in Hyatt West Tower Lobby
to walk to the Hamburger Hop
18:00-21:00
Dinner at the Hamburger Hop
Millennium Park
Harris Theater Rooftop
201 E. Randolph Street
21:00-24:00
Late Night Gourmet After Party
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
221 N. Columbus Drive


Saturday, September 28th

7:30-8:30
Breakfast at American Craft Kitchen & Bar
Hyatt Regency Hotel
8:30
Meet in Hyatt West Tower Lobby
for transport to Green City Market
*Bring your Chicago Gourmet All Access Pass
9:00-10:45
Guided Tour of the Green City Market
2732 N. Clark Street
11:00
Champagne Toast at Chicago Gourmet
Millennium Park
Bon Appétit Main Stage
201 E. Randolph Street
12:00-18:00
Chicago Gourmet
Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph Street
12:30-13:00
Live Cooking Demonstration
Smackdown: Tacos

Carlos Gaytan, Mexique
Ángel Vázquez, Intro
Emcee: Chris Koetke, Kendall College
Judge: Joe Campagna, ChicagoNow.com
Chicago Gourmet
Bon Appétit Culinary Stage
13:00-13:30
Live Cooking Demonstration
The Ancient Art of Japanese Cooking

Takashi Yagihashi, Takashi/Slurping Turtle
Hideaki Matsuo, Kashiwaya
Emcee: Lin Brehmer, 93XRT
Chicago Gourmet
Bon Appétit Main Stage
14:00-16:00
Grand Cru
Chicago Gourmet
Harris Theater Rooftop


Sunday, September 29th

7:30-8:30
Breakfast at American Craft Kitchen & Bar
Hyatt Regency Hotel
12:00-17:00
Chicago Gourmet
Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph Street
14:00-16:00
Grand Cru
Chicago Gourmet
Harris Theater Rooftop
16:30-17:00
Live Cooking Demonstration
Kitchen Chemistry 101

Homaro Cantu, Moto/iNG Restaurant
Stefan Karlsson, Fond
Emcee: Steve Dolinsky, ABC 7 Chicago
Chicago Gourmet
Bon Appétit Main Stage