SPONSORS

This incredible event would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. These businesses are true partners to the industry in its pursuit of excellence, creativity, and deliciousness.

Presenting


Eurest

The globally recognized Eurest launched in 1996 in the US and provides dining services to local, regional and national companies within the Business & Industry markets, including employee dining centers, on-site catering, vending, executive dining rooms, and other managed services.  Eurest is proud to serve the world’s most respected and successful corporations, including many of the Fortune 500.

www.eurest-usa.com

Croissant


Chef Rubber

Chef Rubber has specialty kitchen products for Catering, Chocolatiers, Sugar Artists, Cake Decorators, Pastry Chefs & Artisan Chefs.

www.chefrubber.com

Chicago Costume Company

Where those in the know go for costumes ....Chicago Costume

We specialize in the hard to find, unique, hip and upscale costume options. Keep Calm, and Costume On!

www.chicagocostume.com

Georges Vigouroux

For four generations, the "black wine" has been flowing through the Vigouroux family's veins. If the passing down of the wine making know-how is important in viticulture, the passion for Malbec is even more remarkable in heredity, guiding the family since 1887 on the historic Cahors vineyards and beyond, in search of terroir/grape variety symbiosis. Owners of approximately 150 hectares of vineyards in the Southwest France, the Vigouroux family are the specialists in France when it comes to producing Malbec wines. With focus on the black wine since 1887, their four wineries and Chateaux offer various styles of wines, from the plateau to the different terraces ... A know-how practiced for several generations and an expertise in the Malbec grape variety, historic chateaux, a high gross rate of their brands, a qualitative distribution, completed by an exceptional agritourism offer, Bertrand-Gabriel Vigouroux is open to the world, committed to maintaining his roots and regional values.

www.g-vigouroux.fr

Madeleine


AV Chicago

AV Chicago - Specializing in audio, video, lighting, staging, event services & equipment rental

Whether it's a meeting, conference, trade show, gala, social gathering or fundraiser, we're involved with more than 2,500 events each year. For more than 31 years, we've been helping clients make their vision a reality by matching the right equipment with the right expertise at the right price.

Our staff has over 300 years of combined experience to make your next event the most memorable.

We know our stuff..... and we have a lot of stuff!

www.avchicago.com

Forward Space

We not only focus on the physical workspace, we explore how it relates to employee productivity, creativity and collaboration. Through the integration of architecture, office furniture and technology solutions, we create environments that are tailored to the way you do business. We understand the kind of furniture you will need to integrate with the technology appliances of today, and how those needs may change in the future. Forward Space provides scalable solutions that will help you adapt to the ever-evolving technology landscape, as well as changes in business processes and the workforce.

www.forwardspace.com

Brioche


FreeLance Studios

Specializing in event decor, silk screen and airbrushed give aways, logo design, live art, murals, and any other custom artwork!

www.freelance-studios.com

Sunstarr Apparel

Sunstarr Apparel, a division of Choi Brands Inc., is Chicago’s dependable source for chef and kitchen uniforms.  In addition to our stock line of basic pieces, we offer custom styles designed to your specifications.  Custom is easy when production is local. Take advantage of our 40+ years of experience, our commitment to consistent quality, and our centrally located Chicago manufacturing & distribution facility.

Follow us on Instagram: @sunstarrapparel

www.sunstarrapparel.com

Baguette


CH Distillery

Founded in 2013, CH Distillery is Chicago’s only distillery making grain-to-bottle Vodka from Illinois-grown ingredients. CH is unique among other local distilleries in its concentration on Vodka as its flagship product. Celebrating the science of making spirits, CH takes its name from the fundamental compounds in alcohol, carbon and hydrogen, while paying tribute to the local community. In addition to Vodka, CH Distillery produces a wide range of spirits in from locally sourced ingredients. CH Distillery & Cocktail Bar is also Chicago’s first combination distillery and cocktail bar, taking spirit-driven cocktails and paired cuisine to a new level in its sophisticated West Loop 48-seat lounge.

 

www.chdistillery.com

CH Distillery

From the corner diner to the five-star steakhouse, US Foods has helped shape how people eat in America for more than five generations. With a team of more than 25,000 people spanning 60 locations nationwide, we serve independent and multi-unit foodservice operations including healthcare, hospitality, government and educational institutions. Our product lineup spans more than 350,000 items, including our exclusive Chef’s Line brand, and Rykoff Sexton: a premium line of specialty ingredients sourced from around the world.

 

www.usfoods.com

Eclair


Connie's Pizza

Connie's Pizza is Chicago's best kept secret for delicious Italian dishes and of course, pizza. Just minutes from the Loop, we can accommodate up to 400 people with enough parking for everyone!

www.conniespizza.com

Guittard Chocolate Company

With a precise palate and a commitment to the chocolate craft, we have made the world’s best chocolate for five generations. We select single origins for their exclusive flavors and attributes and customize blends and formulas to deliver a premium chocolate experience. Whether you’re looking for an exciting tasting journey or the perfect 70% for a favorite recipe, we have a chocolate for you.

www.guittard.com

MB Financial Bank

For over 100 years, MB has been supporting and building deep and lasting relationships with companies and individuals.

www.mbfinancial.com

Paasche Airbrush Company

Manufacturer of airbrushes and industrial spray painting equipment for general industry, artists and hobbyists.

www.paascheairbrush.com

Mario Tricoci

Located on the world renowned Magnificent Mile, the Mario Tricoci Hair Salon and Day Spa at 900 N. Michigan Avenue is truly an experience of its own. We offer a diverse menu of luxury services including massage therapies, body treatments, and facials as well as the highly rated non-surgical facelift, waxing, nail care and makeup artistry. Some of our more unique services include semi-permanent eyelash extensions, our vast array of color, hair-cutting and finishing services, and our specialization in Keratin Hair Therapy straightening treatment.

www.tricoci.com

Pepsico

PepsiCo Inc. is an American multinational food and beverage corporation headquartered in Purchase, New York, United States, with interests in the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of grain-based snack foods, beverages, and other products.

www.pepsico.com

Puratos

Puratos is an international group headquartered in Belgium, and offers a full range of innovative products, raw materials and application expertise for artisans, industry, retailers and foodservice customers in the bakery, patisserie and chocolate sectors.

www.puratos.us

Belcolade

Belcolade, the real Belgian chocolate, is part of the international Puratos Group and has the know how to turn every chocolate experience into one of pure ecstasy thanks to its unique and broad range of tastes. Known for its far-reaching customer focus, Belcolade is experienced in developing specific flavors according to individual requirements which results in a unique and unlimited palate of flavors designed to inspire and support the world's best chocolatiers, bakers and pastry chefs.  Prepare to be immersed in a world of superior taste.

www.belcolade.com

Reinhart Foodservice

Delivering the best in people, products and services to the foodservice industry.

 

www.rfsdelivers.com

robot coupe

For over 30 years Robot Coupe U.S.A. has made the metro Jackson, Mississippi area its home. Throughout these years, Robot Coupe has been the foodservice industry leader in the development and refinement of commercial food processors and vegetable preparation units.

www.robotcoupeusa.com

Testa Produce, Inc.

Testa Produce's roots date back to 1912, with founder Dominick Testa selling stalks of celery door-to-door out of a basket. The creation of the Chicago Terminal Produce Market provided a central selling location for years. Founded in 1991, Testa Produce, Inc. is the successor entity to the original Dominick Testa and Sons. The members of the Testa Family own Testa Produce, Inc. with the controlling interest currently held by Peter Testa. As the restaurant industry evolved, so did Testa Produce. In 2011, Testa expanded yet again and moved into its new home: a 91,300 square foot facility to accommodate an ever-growing list of restaurant, hotel and foodservice customers.

www.testaproduce.com

Thermohauser GmbH

The thermohauser product range is formed by three groups:

Pastry bags & accessories like tips. Moreover, Thermohauser GmbH is the ONLY manufacturer in the world to provide a patented and FDA approved anti-bacterial Silver Ion reusable pastry bag. This and other unique prodcuts places thermohauser as the industry leader in the pastry bag market

Tools & utensils, covering a broad range of smallwares for baking and cooking purposes

Highly insulated food transportation boxes for safely transporting food prodcuts keeping the food well within the safe food temperature range

www.thermohauser.de

Travel 100 Group

South America, Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia, and beyond as you enjoy the benefits of professionally managed travel. Based in Chicago, Illinois, Travel 100 Group is committed to providing clients with a remarkable travel experience.  Offering leisure, corporate and group travel services, our expert travel consultants encompass first-hand knowledge and experience in every aspect of the travel industry.

Our long-standing relationship with airlines, cruise lines, hotels, resorts, and land operators, both local and abroad, allow us to creatively assemble the perfect travel package to fit our client’s needs.

We invite you to explore our website and learn more about our company. We look forward to working with you!

www.t100g.com

Vanille Patisserie

Initially founded in 2002, Vanille Patisserie specializes in authentic French pastries, desserts, and cakes. Owned and operated by chef Sophie Evanoff, Vanille is noted for its premier quality, taste, and dedication to its craft.

www.vanillepatisserie.com

Wichita Packing Company

Incorporated in 1963, Wichita Packing Company has evolved into a corporation with global distribution, and is the leading independent provider of pork ribs in the country. Our company is rooted in our earned reputation as a worldwide provider of consistent, quality products. Whether a single unit or an international franchise, it is our goal to work with you to create an application for your establishment, based on your specific needs. Basic specifications we consider are: plate cost and presentation, cooking method, inventory management, and any other special requirements. Once your needs have been fully assessed and your specification set, it's our commitment to provide a high-quality product that meets or exceeds expectations consistently throughout the year.

Whether it is our individually graded Pork Loin Back Ribs, our hand cut St. Louis Style Ribs or one of our procurement and distribution items, you can be sure of providing the quality, flavor and value that your customers demand on a committed and consistent basis.

www.wichitapacking.com

Zagone Studios, LLC

Zagone Studios means Halloween Masks and Costumes. Whether you wear Zagone Masks for disguise, performance, or entertainment, Zagone Masks have you covered! Family owned and managed for over 40 years Zagone Masks and Costumes continues to design, innovate and manufacture right here in the U.S.A. Featuring the sculpts of Bill Ystrom (known as BY B.Y.) Zagone Studios has developed and originated multi lines of super soft latex, ultra-comfortable head sock and moving mouth harness masks. Our masks are great fitting while maintaining true to life, beautiful and intricate sculpts. We don’t sell masks, we sell characters. Here you will find some of the best fitting masks in the world. All photos are actual production masks. No "touched up" artist paint jobs - what you see is the quality you will get!

www.zagonestudios.com