Fried Chicken & Champagne Fest

November 4, 2017

About Event

About Event

WHEN:  Saturday, November 4, 2017
TIME:  11:30 am to 3:00 pm (VIP 11:00 – 3:00)
WHERE:  900 N. North Branch St, Chicago

The chicken has flown the coop right into the fryer for a philanthropic cause. Kendall College Trust’s third annual Fried Chicken & Champagne Fest will be held at Kendall College on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 11:30 am-3:00 pm. All event proceeds benefit Kendall College Trust, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that raises scholarship funds for students in need attending Kendall College and supports the Kendall College Trust Culinary Camp for high school students from underserved communities in Chicago.

Kendall College Trust Executive Director, Catherine De Orio gathered a roster of a dozen of Chicago’s finest chefs who can make clucking awesome fried chicken to fry-up their take on this classic dish.

Kevin Rebhan of Pops for Champagne has curated an impressive VIP lounge with an array of premium Moët Hennessy Champagnes to sip and swirl.

The lineup of esteemed chefs will put their own unique spin on the classic American dish, while vying for the following three awards:

The Golden Hen – Best Overall Fried Chicken
(Determined by an esteemed panel of media and industry experts)

The People’s Choice
(Voted upon by attendees)

 Best Table Décor
(Voted upon by attendees)


Basic Bird $85: Includes tastings of each chef’s fried chicken dish, accompaniments, sparkling water, dessert, sparkling wine and Champagne *.

Fancy Fowl $195: Includes all of the above perks PLUS 30-minute early entry and exclusive access into the Pops for Champagne pop-up lounge featuring an impressive selection of premium Champagnes. *

*Must be 21 years of age or older to attend this event. Proof of age will be required at the door.

No refunds will be issued.

A portion of the ticket sales and donations made toward the fund are tax deductible. Kendall College Trust will provide appropriate documentation.

2017 Participating Chefs

Acadia: Ryan McCaskey (2016 Golden Hen Award and Best Table Decor winner)
The Budlong Hot Chicken: Dylan Lipe
Farmhouse: Eric Mansavage
Honey Butter Fried Chicken: Christine Cikowski and Josh Kulp (2015 and 2016 People’s Choice Award winner)
Joe’s Seafood Prime Steak & Stone Crab: Justin Diglia
Leghorn Chicken: Jared Van Camp
Mercat A La Planxa: Diego Amat
Monteverde: Sarah Grueneberg
Old Irving Brewing: Brandon Robinson
Parachute: Beverly Kim
Prime & Provisions: Joseph Rizza
Ronero: Cory Morris

Desserts by West Town Bakery

Purchase Tickets

Purchase Basic Bird Tickets $85

Purchase Fancy Fowl Tickets $195

Oh, cluck! I can’t make it, but I’d love to donate.

Oh, cluck! I can’t make it, but I’d like to donate.