2023 Feed Your Mind Gala

The 2023 Feed Your Mind Gala was a smashing success! Through the help of our generous supporters, we were able to raise over $600,000 to help fuel the growth of our Food Education programs! We are so grateful for this unforgettable evening. Watch our 2023 recap video to see Pilot Light’s impact on classrooms across the country! 

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the culinary event of the year! Sign up for our newsletter below to get the latest information about tables and tickets for the 2024 Gala. Interested in sponsoring the event? Contact Director of Development Tamara Golden directly at tamara@pilotlightchefs.org to discuss opportunities! 


For one exciting evening, Pilot Light’s founding chefs (Jason Hammel, Paul Kahan, Justin Large, and Matthias Merges) share the stage – and the kitchen – with a team of sought-after Chicago based chefs to create a one-of-a-kind four-course meal and invest in students’ futures.

Pilot Light’s annual Feed Your Mind Gala is one of Chicago’s most anticipated fundraising & culinary events. Experience a one-of-a-kind evening featuring a meal crafted by Chicago’s most-sought after culinary stars, and help feed our mission to bring the power of food into classrooms across the country. 

This mix of award-winning chefs from a variety of culinary backgrounds creates an unforgettable dining experience for guests as they raise funds to invest in the future of Food Education. No other event offers the opportunity to share the room and eat the food of multiple James Beard award-winners and Rising Stars while also giving back to the community.

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