Chef Showdown


Thank you for an amazing evening of compassion and competition!  We greatly appreciate your support in forwarding the mission of Loaves & Fishes Community Services!  

Thank you to our very talented chefs and restaurant partners; Nadia Tilkian of Bev’s and Chris Mason of Allegory; our sous chefs and Loaves & Fishes supporters Kelly Douglas, Itzy Ritzy; Megan Lynch, Duly Health and Care; Tom Miers, Naperville Bank & Trust; and Chuck Nelson, Former Deputy Mayor of Aurora. Our esteemed judges, Beth DeGeeter, Dean’s Clothing; Annette Kenney, Edward-Elmhurst Health; Mark Rice, Chairman of 2020 US Census Naperville and Alumnus of the Culinary Institute of America; Mark Wright, Diverse Facility Solutions, and our fantastic emcee, Loaves & Fishes Board member Nicki Anderson from Benedictine University. 

We would also like to thank our incredible event partner My Chef Catering, who provided a delicious spread as well as our Executive Sponsors, Energy Services and Puttshack, Oakbrook Center, and all of our sponsors listed below. 

Photo Credit: Time Stops Photography and friends and supporters of Loaves & Fishes

In Partnership with 

Executive Chef Sponsors


Sous Chef 


Saucier Chef 


Kitchen Chef 

Envova Insurance 

Alderman Emmanuel Llamas – Ward 1

Alderman Ted Mesiacos – Ward 3


M2R Consulting


2022 Chef Showdown Photo Gallery