ChefConnect: Chicago

Pictures Chicago, Illinois, February 5–7, 2017

From blues and jazz to film and comedy to sports and parks, the Windy City is always bustling with life and excitement. Not to mention Chicago offers up some of the world’s best food. The local food scene presents an array of ethnic influence, including Greek, Polish, Italian, Chinese and Indian, among others. In the words of a song—Chicago is one town that won’t let you down! The 10th Annual Chicago Restaurant Week was a culinary delight, as usual, featuring these "don't miss" spots.

Regional awards were presented to Central and Western region chefs and students during the conference. Award winners have the opportunity to earn their respective national titles at Cook. Craft. Create. Convention & Show, Orlando, July 9–13.