Gala 2022 Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Levels and Benefits

$6,000 Table Sponsor

Our in-person dinner is sold out! Please see our event website for options to join us virtually!

$2,500 Commis Chef

Our Commis Chef Sponsorship includes:

  • Recognition on our Gala website, in the digital program (name only), and on venue signage.

$5,000 Chef de Partie

Our Chef de Partie Sponsorship includes:

  • Recognition on our Gala website, in the footer of 2022 Gala eBlasts*, on the invitation, with a half-page ad in our digital program, and on venue signage.
  • Recognition on Pilot Light’s website through June 2024.
  • Opportunity to include branded products in VIP gift bags.

$10,000 Sous Chef

Our Sous Chef Sponsorship includes:

  • Recognition in event promotional materials, including our Gala website, in the footer of 2022 Gala eBlasts*, on the invitation**, and with a full-page ad in our digital program
  • Recognition during the Gala in our pre-event slideshow, on venue signage, and at the podium
  • Recognition on Pilot Light’s website through June 2024
  • The option to include branded products in VIP gift bags
  • 1 Social media post by Pilot Light

*Our dinner at The Arbory is sold out. Please contact kathy@pilotlightchefs.org for alternatives.

$25,000 Chef de Cuisine

Our Chef de Cuisine Sponsorship includes:

  • Recognition in event promotional materials, including on the Gala website, in the footer of 2022 Gala eBlasts*, on the invitation**, and with a full-page ad in our digital program.
  • Recognition during the Gala in our pre-event slideshow, on the menu (next to a course), on venue signage, and at the podium
  • A personal call from one of Pilot Light’s founding chefs to thank you for your support
  • The opportunity to share a 30-second pre-recorded segment featuring a company executive during the Gala
  • An on-site activation or product display (at your expense, depending on space available)
  • A Pilot Light program integration or volunteer opportunity (see list)
  • Recognition on Pilot Light’s website through June 2024.
  • The option to include branded products in VIP gift bags
  • 2 Social media posts by Pilot Light 

*Our dinner at The Arbory is sold out. Please contact kathy@pilotlightchefs.org for alternatives.

$50,000 Executive Chef (one available)

Our Executive Chef Sponsorship includes:

  • Recognition in event promotional materials, including on the Gala website, in the footer of 2022 Gala eBlasts*, on the invitation**, and with a full-page ad in our digital program.
  • Recognition during the Gala in our pre-event slideshow, on our menu (listed at the top), on venue signage, and at the podium
  • A personal call from one of Pilot Light’s founding chefs to thank you for your support
  • The opportunity to share a 30-second pre-recorded segment featuring a company executive during the Gala
  • An on-site activation or product display (at your expense)
  • A Pilot Light program integration or volunteer opportunity (see list)
  • Recognition on Pilot Light’swebsite through June 2024.
  • The option to include branded products in VIP gift bags
  • 3 Social media posts: 1 by a founding chef; 2 by Pilot Light

*Our dinner at The Arbory is sold out. Please contact kathy@pilotlightchefs.org for alternatives.

Executive Chef & Chef de Cuisine Sponsorship Program Integrations

  • Participate in a panel discussion at a Pilot Light event
  • Engage in a Food Advocacy project
  • Present to Pilot Light Food Education Fellows from across the country at a monthly professional development session
  • “Lunch and Learn” event featuring a Pilot Light founding chef at partner’s location. Topics could include how they built their businesses, how they have responded to the pandemic/other trends, as well as how the restaurants support the local economy through their sourcing of food and by attracting visitors to Chicago to experience world class dining.
  • Custom integration (to be mutually agreed upon)

* Gala eBlasts beginning on 8/1/2022.
**Deadline for inclusion on the invitation is 8/31/2022.
The pre-event slideshow will be live-streamed to guests joining us virtually.

What are the responsibilities of each chef?

If you would like to learn more about each type of chef, see this article from Le Corden Bleu, What is the kitchen brigade system?

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