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After a year of takeout and virtual events, Chicagoland’s finest chefs will return to the historic Field Museum to recreate the legendary Grand Chefs Experience. This one-of-a-kind tasting experience will feature signature hors d’oeuvres from over 35 restaurants, fine wines and spirits, along with a culinary inspired silent auction. After the tasting, guests will move downstairs to dine with the world’s largest dinosaur, Maximo! While dining, guests will hear from our honored CF Fighter and support scientific advancements during our bid for a cure and dynamic live auction.


The celebration continues with live music, custom curated cocktails, mouth-watering pastries, and late-night bites during Nightcap—Chicago’s acclaimed after party. This year, Sue the T-Rex is planning an exclusive pre-party for Nightcap ticketholders that will be dino-mite. Throughout the evening, food will be abundant, libations will be flowing, and your support will make us one step closer to a CURE. This sponsorship supports the mission of the CF Foundation; to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with CF the opportunity to lead long, fulfilling lives by funding research and drug development, partnering with the CF community, and advancing high-quality, specialized care.

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Field Museum * 1400 Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
  • 6:00 PM

    Registration Opens
    Chefs Tasting Begins Featuring over 35 of Chicago's Finest Chefs
  • 8:00 PM

    Dinner Service Begins
  • 8:30 PM

    Live Program Begins
    Live Auction and Bid for a Cure
  • 9:00 PM

    Nightcap Registration Opens
    Nightcap Pre-Party with Sue Nightcap Begins Featuring Desserts by Chicago's Elite Pastry Chefs and Signature Cocktails from the City's Trendsetters in Mixology
  • 9:30 PM

    Nightcap Begins Featuring Desserts by Chicago's Elite Pastry Chefs and Signature Cocktails from the City's Trendsetters in Mixology
    Live Music and Dancing
  • 12:00 AM

    Event Ends
To minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection, attendees at CF Foundation events must adhere to the following requirements: • Face masks strongly encouraged and expected to be worn in accordance with local guidelines. (Note, children under two years of age should not wear masks due to safety concerns and therefore should not attend CF Foundation events where there is risk of interacting with someone outside of their household.) • Follow basic infection, prevention, and control practices by regularly washing hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel, covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your inner elbow. • Persons with CF should consult their physician before participation in any in-person event as they may be at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19. • To further help reduce the risk of cross-infection, CFF’s attendance policy recommends inviting only one person with cystic fibrosis to attend the indoor portion of an event at a specific time. For the outdoor portion, the Foundation recommends that all people with cystic fibrosis maintain a safe 6-foot distance from each other at all times.

FOR YOUR SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF OTHERS: • We strongly recommend that you be fully vaccinated if you plan to join us in-person for the event. If you do not expect to be fully vaccinated by the event date, we encourage you to participate virtually. (if virtual option exists) • All Cystic Fibrosis Foundation staff in attendance at the event have certified to the Foundation that they have been fully vaccinated. • We cannot guarantee that all people in attendance at the event, including participants, sponsors, volunteers, and vendors, have been fully vaccinated.

SPONSORSHIP DISCLAIMER: • Events may be subject to change at any time, based on health concerns, including concerns based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health officials. In these instances when events are moved to a virtual format, sponsorship benefits may be adjusted to suit the virtual format. • Sponsors may be required to wear a mask, if they are interacting with event participants or manning a care and share table, based on venue guidelines, local municipality guidelines and/or the current COVID situation where the event is taking place.
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We are driven by a dream that one day every person with cystic fibrosis will have the chance to live a long, healthy life.
Please check out the video below that debuted at the 2020 Grand Chefs Experience, featuring Dylan and Mikey DeFalco, two brothers with cystic fibrosis. Learn about their journey with CF and why support for the Foundation's efforts is still greatly needed.