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

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

Croissant


Chef Rubber

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

www.chefrubber.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

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

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

US Foods®

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

MB Financial Bank

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

www.mbfinancial.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

Marcato with HIC, Harold Import Co. 

HIC, Harold Import Co. is a third-generation, family-owned and operated business founded in 1957 specializing in gourmet kitchen supplies.

Harold Import Co. offers over 3,500 products imported from over 25 different countries on five continents. Our products are available worldwide in over 10,000 retail outlets—big and small, on and off-line.  We carry six family brands of gourmet kitchen supplies including HIC, Harold Import Co., and The World’s Greatest™ Gadgets, as well as an extended family of brands that we work closely with, including Marcato, Brix and aerolatte®—so the culinary supplies you need are always only a short drive or a click away.

Experience has taught us that quality, value and superior customer service never go out of style.  We work hard to bring you the highest quality culinary supplies at the best possible prices.

Contact us for more information about HIC, Harold Import Co. or call us today at 1-800-526-2163.

www.marcato.it

Paasche Airbrush Company

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

www.paascheairbrush.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

Pick On Us

For over 30 years we’ve helped great chefs wow their guests! Part of that magic is in the presentation. Over 7,000 commercial kitchens in North America come to us for eco-friendly tableware and presentation solutions that will delight their guests. The luxury hospitality sector and the chefs of resorts, casinos, restaurants, airlines, cruise ships, clubs, and caterers trust our food catering supplies to present their cuisine with functional elegance. Chefs love our products and count on us for NEXT DAY delivery each time they’re in a pinch.

www.pickonus.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

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