EAT CHILI! FREE CHICKENS! NINE OF CHICAGO'S LEADING CHEFS GATHER FOR CHILI COOK-OFF, SUPPORTING THE "CHICKEN FREEDOM PROJECT" BY SLAGEL FAMILY FARMS
Hosted by Executive Chef Troy Graves of Bucktown's neighborhood eatery, Red Door--Nine of Chicago's most buzz-worthy chefs go head to head at a traditional-style, chili cook-off in support of the "Chicken Freedom Project" by Slagel Family Farms.
WHAT: With a shared passion and a commitment to the most natural choices in quality meats, Troy Graves joins forces with leading Chicago chefs to raise funds for the Chicken Freedom Project. This initiative by Slagel Family Farms, is to purchase and convert an existing 5-acre commercial, caged chicken & egg facility into a cage-free, old-fashioned farm operation near their small family farm in Central Illinois. Preparing a traditional chili comfort dish, each chef will put their own interpretation on this warm winter classic, with 100% of ticket sales going towards the cause.
WHY: “Chicago chefs like myself are committed to sourcing the highest quality products available from the best local resources," says Graves. "I've been working closely with Slagel since last year, and they know that the demand for good, natural, locally produced eggs is high and continues to increase. Alongside the other chefs I've invited to join me at this event, I'm in full support of Slagel's mission to buy and convert this factory farm into a sustainable, natural farm, which would greatly increase they ability to get delicious eggs to the Chicago market'.
*Cocktails by Olmeca Altos
*Tickets are $25 and admission includes chili tastings, one cocktail & your vote for best chili!