First Look for Charity - Food & Beverage Sponsors
Catered by Design http://www.cateredbydesign.com
Catered by Design brings your events to life with sumptuous food presented in spectacular fashion, by a creative & friendly team of professionals. For over 20 years, our events have sustained a loyal following of devoted and happy customers. Catered by Design has menus from the traditional to the extraordinary. Our award winning chefs use only the freshest ingredients, and are in tune with the latest culinary & event trends. Our sales team will help you handcraft an innovative menu that suits your style and stays within your budget. You can count on Catered by Design to handle all the details with style and finesse. Entertain with confidence, and the peace of mind that working with top notch professionals can bring.
David Burke's Primehouse http://www.davidburkesprimehouse.com
In his interpretation of the classic American steakhouse, esteemed chef and renowned innovator David Burke continues to redefine modern American cuisine and push the envelope of culinary creativity. David Burke's Primehouse features hand-selected meats that are dry-aged on the premises in a Himalayan salt-tiled aging room. Under the leadership of Executive Chef Rick Gresh, who has held positions at some of Chicago's highest profile restaurants, and whose cooking focuses on seasonal, organic ingredients, David Burke's Primehouse continues to build a strong reputation among Chicago foodies.
Texas de Brazil http://www.texasdebrazil.com
Texas de Brazil is a Brazilian-American steakhouse, featuring a 50-item salad area, continuous service of sizzling cuts of beef, lamb, pork, chicken and sausage served tableside by a troop of carvers with long sword-like skewers. The Brazilian serving style and rustic atmosphere of Texas de Brazil allows guests to enjoy an incredible dining experience, complete with excellent service and exquisite food. An unprecedented feature of the restaurant is the two story wine room complete with an aerial wine artist who performs acrobatic moves while gracefully retrieving bottles of wine as diners watch through glass walls.
676 Restaurant & Bar http://www.676restaurant.com
676 Restaurant and Bar, in the OMNI Chicago Hotel and Executive Chef Josh Hasho offer modern Midwest American cuisine highlighting the best in-class products of each season. 676 adds breath-taking views from four stories above in a casual atmosphere overlooking Michigan Avenue & the magnificent mile. Executive Chef Josh Hasho has partnered with numerous local farms of the Midwest from Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Indiana to bring the guest the freshest and most flavorful creations possible.
Union Sushi + Barbeque http://www.eatatunion.com
Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar is a bustling neighborhood restaurant located in Chicago's popular River North neighborhood. Union combines the tempered art of Japanese dining with a fresh, colorful and urban vibe. Embracing an American warmth and personality, this playful juxtaposition reveals a restaurant that is welcoming, accommodating and stylish. A true riff on what is expected or traditional - East or West. Union ups the ante on Japanese dining with its high-energy beat, creativity and playful approach to Japanese-influenced cuisine. The menu boasts a variety of flavorful offerings from the Kitchen, Sushi Bar and signature Barbeque Bar showcasing the 600° Robata Grill.
Real Urban Barbeque http://www.realurbanbbq.com
Real Urban Barbecue in downtown Highland Park specializes in homemade BBQ sauce and slow-smoked fare like ribs, pulled pork, turkey, brisket and chicken slowly rotated on four Cookshack smokers capable of smoking 1600 lbs. of meat daily. Recent accolades include being featured on Chicago Magazine's "Hot List" in January 2011, Chicago Tribune's "Essential Bites" in July 2011 and voted as the "North Shore's Best BBQ" in August 2011 by the readers of Make It Better Magazine in their annual "Best Of" issue. For more information visit www.RealUrbanBBQ.com or call 224.770.4BBQ (4227). Follow on Twitter at @RealUrbanBBQ. Located at 610 Central Avenue #177, in Port Clinton Square.
Devon Seafood http://www.devonseafood.com
Upscale casual with imagination and style - just down the street. Located at the corner of Chicago and Wabash, Devon Seafood Grill offers premium aquatic fare, seamless service and an exhilarating atmosphere. Our indulgent cuisine emphasizes freshness, creativity and simplicity - themes mirrored in the architecture of our two bars and multiple dining areas. Our display cellar showcases a selection of over 600 fine wines and champagnes. And for tastes that run towards the exotic, our Wine Spectators | Wine Enthusiast list features an impressive list of rare and coveted wines from the finest wine-producing regions in the world.
Fogo de Chao http://www.fogo.com
Located in River North, Fogo de Chao is Chicago's authentic Southern Brazilian steakhouse. With their prix fixe menu and distinctive dining areas, it is the perfect place for group, business or leisure dining. The prix fixe menu features 15 cuts of fire-roasted beef, lamb, pork and chicken; a sumptuous selection of gourmet salads and fresh vegetables; and traditional hot sides. Skilled Gaucho chefs prepare and carve the various cuts tableside. A Wine Spectator award-winning wine list, full bar, and a variety of decadent desserts compliment your dining experience.
One North Kitchen http://www.onenorthchicago.com
Contemporary Chicago brasserie in view of the Civic Opera House, One North offers inspired American fare and a list of alluring wines, specialty cocktails and local and craft beer; ideal for a power lunch, after-work cocktails or elegant dinner.
Distinctively urban restaurant and wine bar serving contemporary American fare along side hand-crafted cocktails, a rotating list of local & craft beer, and alluring selection of wines, ideal for a business lunch, after-work cocktails, or elegant dinner.
Park Tavern http://www.parktavernchicago.com
Park Tavern offers a contemporary spin on the gastropub experience, serving craft beer and authentic food in a casual, industrial chic, urban lodge setting. Perfect for lunch, dinner or unwinding after work.
Andy's Frozen Custard http://www.eatandys.com
Andy's Frozen Custard shop that offers something not easily found today; A made-from-scratch frozen treat that is made fresh every hour using many locally sourced ingredients and served at the exact right temperature - the fresh flavors are unparalleled! Andy's Frozen Custard began in Missouri in 1986 and now has 16 locations throughout the Midwest including Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois and Texas. Andy's has four Chicago land locations; Block 37 at State & Randolph in Chicago, Bolingbrook, Evanston & Oak Lawn, Ill. Two new Chicago land locations will open in 2012, one in Melrose Park and the other in Beverly, Ill. For more information visit www.eatandys.com.
Butter Bella Gourmet Cookies http://www.butterbella.com
Butter Bella is an all natural gourmet bakery located in Chicago, Illinois. Our cookies are handmade using only the freshest ingredients without preservatives or artificial flavors. Using cherished family recipes, our cookies never fail to bring back happy childhood memories. We bake in small batches for that "just-out-of-the-oven" goodness. Our goal is simple: Create baked goods made with natural ingredients, allowing true food flavors to shine through to the senses. Butter Bella promotes earth-friendly awareness and regularly donates time, talent and cookies to causes that are important to us all. We look forward to creating new recipes for everyone to enjoy. Assortment of Gourmet cookies, including: Best Butter, Butter Dip, Chocolate Chip, Lemon Lover's, Key Lime, Mocha Dip, Pecan Crescents, Pecan Shortbread, and Sprinkles.
More Cupcakes http://www.morecupcakes.com
Located in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood at State and Delaware, More opened its modern art museum-meets-cupcake boutique in September of 2008. Owner, Patty Rothman opened More with the sole vision of embracing excess in every bite. At More the cupcake sheds its swirls and sprinkles - and evolves into a sophisticated and luxurious indulgence to be coveted. Each blissful bite of a cupcake from more is moist, rich, perfectly balanced, delightfully decadent and totally transforming. More cupcakes embrace the extraordinary - from the individually crafted recipes to the artisan ingredients to the elegant packaging. Perfectly tailored cupcakes that showcase lavish flavor combination and couture styling. Want more, taste more, love more, forever more cupcakes.
Chicago Butter Cookies http://www.chicagobuttercookies.com
Meet Mary, she's been perfecting her Croatian grandmother's light-as-a-feather butter cookie for years. A tweak here and a dash of sass there, this gal has affectionately created a little piece of cookie-heaven. The saying goes, "the key to a man's heart is through his stomach," and Mary's match-made beau was no exception. Her hunk popped the question after just one heavenly bite of the heart-shaped butter cookie! From this dame's heart to your taste buds, we dare you not to fall in love with Mary and her Chicago Butter Cookies! Her secret hand-crafted formula yields sinfully scrumptious treats, sure to warm the hearts of all who indulge. Eat your heart out, and remember, cookies are like kisses...you can never have too many!
Garrett Popcorn Shops http://www.garrettpopcorn.com
For more than 60 years, Garrett Popcorn Shops handcrafts every small batch of their gourmet popcorn daily. They use only the highest-quality ingredients including their signature blend of locally grown kernels. Their secret family recipe, passed down three generations, is handmade in old-fashioned copper kettles. When local fans asked for a mixture of sweet and salty, they created The Chicago Mix: a blend of their famous CaramelCrisp(r) and CheeseCorn(tm) recipes. It remains their most popular flavor and a consistent favorite throughout our entire fan base.
Roy's Restaurant http://www.roysrestaurant.com
In Hawaii there are two things of equal importance-food and the "aloha" spirit. The blending of these two dynamic principles is how Roy's Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine was born. In 1988, James Beard Award winner Roy Yamaguchi opened the first Roy's in Honolulu, Hawaii. Today there are over 37 locations around the world. Roy's uses European techniques and Asian cuisine mixed with Hawaiian hospitality to create a fine dining experience unlike any other. Where the "aloha" style of service comes straight from the heart, and where any occasion becomes an unforgettable evening.
Shen Yun Show Chicago http://www.shenyunperformingarts.org/
Shen Yun Show Chicago is a local non-profit organization with the mission to introduce Chinese culture to the community. The organization presents Shen Yun performing arts at top theaters in Chicago and host several events to introduce Chinese food, tea, culture, fashion, music, meditation, and more. Inspired by the spirit of 5,000 years of Chinese civilization, New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts brings to life ancient myth, legends and historical stories through classical Chinese dance. The upcoming Shen Yun will be at Cadillac theatre on May 9-12, 2013.
Cappuccino Catering http://cappuccinocatering.com/
We create solutions for companies nationwide looking to enhance their sales event, employee or customer appreciation, fundraisers and trade shows. It is also a wonderful and creative way to say thank you to a client, donor or your entire staff. We have a large and constantly growing lineup of services such as Cappuccino, Espresso, Latte, Frozen Cappuccino, Smoothies Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice and more. Our set up is tailored to your company and event from the signage to the professionally or formally attired baristas.
Antique Coffee http://www.antiquecoffee.com/
Antique Coffee Service knows what it takes to keep customers totally satisfied each and every day to be in business for over 35 years! Our professional service staff has ONGOING TRAINING in the LATEST TECHNOLOGY. This enables ANTIQUE to maintain the highest standards possible in the vending and coffee service industry. When you choose Antique as your supplier we GUARANTEE you will not only be happy with our pricing, products, service, but our friendly customer service representatives. They will always do their best to listen first, and then try to help, rather than just trying to get you off the phone as quickly as possible.
Savor Chicago http://savorchicagomcpl.com/
The name you can trust for exceptional service. For over 30 years, we have built our reputation on providing show organizers and exhibit managers great experiences and world-class food. As you make your plans to visit McCormick Place, think of SAVOR, as your resource to help you create a truly successful event experience.