Chef Showdown


Join us for a hot competition in support of a cool cause. Chef Showdown will feature chefs from two local restaurants, Allegory and Bev’s cooking a three-course meal for a panel of judges. The twist: the food comes from the Loaves & Fishes’ market, and the chefs only have one hour in our makeshift kitchens! 

Guests will watch the kitchen competition and will enjoy delicious food from event partner My Chef Catering. If you can’t stand the heat, you can cool off in our very own Ice Bar, complete with specialty cocktails. The evening will be capped off with a raise the paddle to support struggling families in our community.

The competing chefs will be assisted by celebrity 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. Dishes will be voted upon by a panel of judges, including 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. The evening will be

emceed by  Loaves & Fishes Board member Nicki Anderson from Benedictine University. 

This event has sold out for the last three years, so we encourage getting your tickets early at the link below.

 Sponsorships are available and include the *new* VIP Lounge for our Executive Chef level sponsors. Contact Nicole Louis at for more information. 

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