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In their continuing efforts to raise funds and awareness for the fight against childhood cancer, Chicago’s own Chef Paul Kahan (One Off Hospitality Group), Chef Tony Mantuano (Spiaggia) and restauranteur Donnie Madia Gianfrancisco (One Off Hospitality Group) will host Lemon: Chicago on Monday, August 7, 2017. This culinary event, presented by Northwestern Mutual, will bring together 30 chefs from across the country to serve signature tasting dishes at Revel Fulton Market, in the heart of Chicago’s West Loop area.

Lemon: Chicago returns with a new format, allowing guests to sample a range of culinary dishes at each chef station while mingling with top chefs. In addition to the food, drinks and auctions, Liz and Jay Scott, parents of founder Alexandra “Alex” Scott, will share the story of how Alex and her lemonade stands inspired a national fundraising movement leading to innovative childhood cancer research.

Since it debuted in 2014, Lemon: Chicago has raised over $720,000 to fight childhood cancer.

Individual tickets for Lemon: Chicago are $195. For more information, visit


2017 Participating Chefs

Greg Braxton (New York City, NY) Olmsted

Justin Carlisle (Milwaukee, WI) Ardent

Jeremy Charles (St. John's, Newfoundland) Raymond's

Michael Cimarusti (Los Angeles, CA) Providence

Ryan DeNicola (Los Angeles, CA) chi Spacca

Joe Flamm (Chicago, IL) Spiaggia

Ray Garcia (Los Angeles, CA) Broken Spanish

Suzanne Goin (Los Angeles, CA) The Lucques Group

Sarah Grueneberg (Chicago, IL) Monteverde

Jason Hammel (Chicago, IL) Lula Cafe

John Hogan (Chicago, IL) River Roast

Timothy Hollingsworth (Los Angeles, CA) Otium

Stephanie Izard (Chicago, IL) Girl & the Goat

Paul Kahan (Chicago, IL) One Off Hospitality

Bill Kim (Chicago, IL) bellyQ

Rob Levitt (Chicago, IL) Local Foods

Donald Link (New Orleans, LA) Link Restaurant Group

Tony Mantuano (Chicago, IL) Spiaggia

Matthias Merges (Chicago, IL) Folk Art Mgmt

Jeff Michaud (Philadelphia, PA) Vetri Family Restaurants

Matt Molina (Los Angeles, CA) E.R.B.

Dan Salls (Chicago, IL) Quiote

Anthony Strong (San Francisco, CA) Delfina




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