volunteers from ground up

Volunteers from Ground Up Chicago.

Tuesday, August 11th, Ground Up Chicago volunteered at Inspiration Cafe by preparing a delicious feast for participants.  Ground Up Chicago is a Chicago chef collective committed to building a local and sustainable farmer-chef connection through education, access and support.  Volunteers included Chrissy Camba of the Laughing Bird, Jonathan Goldsmith of Spacca Napoli Pizzeria, Thomas Leavitt of White Oak Gourmet Personal Chef Service, and Marianne Sundquist- food consultant and instructor.  A fabulous time was had by participants, volunteers, and staff.  Thank you Ground Up Chicago!

The delicious menu:

Menu from Inspiration Cafe's dinner by Ground Up Chicago.

Menu from Inspiration Cafe’s dinner by Ground Up Chicago.

Caesar Salad with Ricotta with Corn stuffed squash blossom

Baby Back Ribs with Chimchurri and  Bread and Butter

Eggplant Strata

Warm Golden Beets with Chive, Basil, Lemon and Goat Cheese

Spence Farm Henry Moore Polenta

Cherry Clafoutis with Creme Anglaise


What a delight! Check out our facebook page for more information and pictures.

Cherry clafoutis prepared by Ground Up.

Cherry clafoutis prepared by Ground Up Chicago.