Upcoming Programs at a Glance


Our events are usually at Kendall College (directions and parking) on Saturday mornings from 10:00 am until noon. Occasionally, our event time varies or we meet at a different location. These variances will be highlighted below, though please read the full event notice for details.

Culinary Historians of Chicago:
  • January 13, 2018Chef Christopher Koetke of Kendall College
Chicago Foodways Roundtable: 
  • December 9, 2017: Mike Gebert of Fooditor
  • January 20, 2018: Pasta with Kantha Shelke, PhD

Find Culinary Historians of Chicago and Chicago Foodways Roundtable on Twitter or Facebook.

Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance:
  • February 18, 2018: Annual High Tea SUNDAY

Find Greater Midwest Foodways on Twitter, Facebook or our website.

Fooditor.com: Eat Chicago. Drink Chicago. Read Chicago

The world of Chicago food media is rapidly changing. Michael Gebert is a Chicago based writer who has found new opportunities to tell stories of Chicago’s rich culture. He’ll talk about the changing media landscape, how to find opportunities to share your voice within it, and the role of lists and guidebooks, from Michelin to his own, in helping people discover what their local food scene is about.

As editor and publisher of his own online magazine, Fooditor, he’s just published the new edition of his guidebook The Fooditor 99, a local’s guide to the best places to eat in Chicago right now.

MICHAEL GEBERT is a Chicago-based food writer, video producer and the editor of Fooditor.com, recognized as the most in-depth publication on food in Chicago. He’s written for local publications like the Reader and Time Out Chicago, for national publications including Air Canada’s En Route and Saveur, and as a frequent guest on radio and local food events. He won a James Beard Foundation award for the Reader’s Key Ingredient chef video series.

Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 10 AM
Kendall College, School of Culinary Arts
900 N. North Branch Street, Chicago
(West of Halsted Street, North of Chicago Avenue)
Free Parking in the student lot across the street, not in front, please!
Cost: $3. Free to Kendall students and faculty with ID.

This program is hosted by the Chicago Foodways Roundtable. To reserve, please call (847) 432-8255, then leave your name, telephone number and how many people in your party or e-mail: [email protected].    www.CulinaryHistorians.org

The South’s Fruity History

Presented by Nancie McDermott,
Cookbook Author, Cooking Teacher, and confirmed Southern Belle

According to acclaimed cookbook author Nancie McDermott, there are a dozen iconic fruits which hold an historic and enduring place on the Southern table. A Southerner herself, Nancie is in Chicago to spread the gospel of these beloved fruits and share the delicious rituals that surround them so that we Northerners can bring them across the Mason-Dixon line to our tables. Continue reading

The Chicago Food Encyclopedia Debuts

Presented by Coeditors Carol Haddix and Colleen Sen,
and contributors John Carruthers, Judy Hevrdejs and Scott Warner
Everyone knows that Chicago is the world’s greatest food city – and we now have a book that tells you why: The Chicago Food Encyclopedia. Edited by Carol Mighton Haddix, Bruce Kraig and Colleen Taylor Sen, this 300- page volume is a free-ranging portrait of a culinary paradise, with nearly 300 entries written by 70 of the city’s leading academics, journalists, and industry experts. 

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