Funky Buddha Lounge
728 W Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60610
Want to be crowned Chicago's Best Vegan Chef? Or just eat really great vegan food? Here's your chance!
Join Mercy For Animals, Upton's Naturals, and hundreds of Chicagoans, as we find the best vegan chef in Chicago! Twenty individual chefs, or teams of chefs (three people maximum per team), will compete for the Best Vegan Chef title, while raising funds for MFA's work to prevent cruelty to farmed animals.
Each chef, or team, will create a dish utilizing Upton's Naturals seitan for the public to sample. The event is for all ages, open to the public, and will have no admission fee; but there is a $1 suggested donation for each sample. The winner will be determined by the people's choice - whichever chef or team sells the most samples, wins! The top three chefs will win products from Chicago's favorite vegan-friendly restaurants and businesses.
Interested in competing? There is a $25 entry fee per chef or team of chefs, and entry closes July 7. Each chef or team will be provided with complimentary Upton's Naturals seitan, but must provide the other ingredients and methods to keep their food warm or cold. We will provide contestants with tips on how to do this as effectively and affordably as possible. Please email Nicole@UptonsNaturals.com to sign up and to learn more.
We look forward to hearing from you and finding the Best Vegan Chef in Chicago!