Chefsgiving Goes City-Wide!

Each year, Chicago chef and restaurateur Bill Kim invites a team of fellow chefs to come together and prepare a free Thanksgiving meal at Inspiration Kitchens for residents of the West Side and beyond who are struggling with poverty and homelessness.

This year, Chefsgiving is going to be bigger than ever before. Chefs from across Chicago have joined us to prepare meals for nearby shelters, helping provide a delicious Thanksgiving meal to those in need. Look for a map of participating chefs and restaurants below!

“The idea for Chefsgiving sprang from wanting to directly connect with the communities that these types of culinary events seek to give back to but rarely include and involve. By gathering together at the table, I know we can gain a better understanding of how we can best support our neighborhoods in need.”

Bill Kim
Chef and Restauranteur

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Thank you Chefs!

Thank you to our participating chefs and restaurants who make this possible! 

Doug Psaltis of Andros Taverna

Janet Kirker of Beatrix

Esther Griego of Bittersweet Pastry Shop & Cafe

Johnny Besch of Blvd Steakhouse

Brian Ahern of Boeufhaus

Lee Woolen of Boka Restaurant Group

Chris Pandel of Cira Restaurant at The Hoxton

John Manion of El Che

Hannah O’Leary of Cornerstone Restaurant Group

Joe Frillman of Daisies

Sam OKeefe and Paul Khan of Dove’s Luncheonette

Rick Bayless and Zach Steen of Frontera Grill

Ty Fujiimura of Fujiimura Hospitality

Zachary Engel of Galit Restaurant

Giuseppe Tentori of GT Prime Steakhouse

Cam Waron, Christine Cikowski, and Joshua Kulp of Honey Butter Fried Chicken

Brian Jupiter of Ina Mae & Frontier

Justin DePhillips of Jaleo by José Andrés

Christopher Thompson of Lardon

Kevin Marquardt of Lettuce Entertain You

Charlie McKenna of Lillie’s Q

Jason Hammel of Lula Cafe


Sari Worsham of mfk.

Craig Couper of Michael Jordan Steakhouse

Edward Kim of mini mott

Sarah Grueneburg of Monteverde Restaurant and Pastifico

John Boudouvas of Nonnina

PJ Lamb of PB & J West Loop

Thomas Oh & Andrew Lim of Perilla

Ozzy Amelotti of Petterino’s

Tony Priolo of Piccolo Sogno

Matt Ronan of Purely Meat Co

Cedric Harden of River Roast

Joseph Flamm of Rose Mary

Andrew Zimmerman from Sepia and Proxi

D’Andre Carter of Soul & Smoke

Connie Pikukas and Kiki Luthringshausen of Spoonfed

Michelle Krage of Star Events

Rachel Tumerman of Steingold’s               

John Shields of Smyth and The Loyalist

Mike Vilarosa of Swift and Sons

Noah Zamler of The Press Room

Brian Millman of The Table at Crate

Stephanie Izard of This Little Goat Kitchen

Devin Kreller of Wood

Andrew Kalpan                

Sean Myers                       

Jimmy Giannis                  

Chandra Ram

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