Chicago Chefs Paul Kahan, Matthias Merges and Jason Hammel cook-off for the Feed Your Mind Gala Auction Winner

Chicago Chefs cook auction winner meal

On July 28 Pilot Light co-founders Paul Kahan, Matthias Merges and Jason Hammel spent the evening delighting guests as they cooked a private meal for the Feed Your Mind Gala previous year’s auction winner.

The chefs rolled-up their sleeves to create a BBQ feast for the winner and guests. Chef Paul Kahan (One Off Hospitality – Avec, Blackbird, Publican) opened his backyard to special guests, including Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawk for the event. Guests feasted on fresh seasonal favorites including summer salads, roasted carrots and grilled fish.

Chicago Chefs Matthias Merges and Paul Kahan

Looking ahead to the Feed Your Mind Gala this November, attendees will have the opportunity to bid on an exclusive evening with Pilot Light chefs, a one-of-a-kind Chicago Cubs and Chicago Blackhawks sports packages and more. The black tie optional event will begin with a cocktail hour, followed by dinner, live auction hosted by Chef Auctioneer Graham Elliot and a dessert mixer to follow with Chicago’s best pastry chefs. 

Don’t miss your opportunity to attend the Feed Your Mind Gala. Limited tables are available for purchase, and proceeds benefit Pilot Light’s food education programs in Chicago Public Schools. Learn more and pick your chef’s table.

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