Naperville Chef Showdown

                                                    Naperville Chef Showdown

“Battle of the Champions”
Postponed to 2021

Dear friends of Loaves & Fishes,

We wanted to let you know that we will need to postpone Naperville Chef Showdown and will not be holding the event on October 28. We really want to have this event in person and are planning to do it in 2021 as soon as we can do so safely. We truly appreciate your patience as we navigate these very unusual times. Your tickets will be good for the 2021 event — and we know it will be worth the wait!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch,

Thank you very much for your support of Loaves & Fishes!                          

More about Chef Showdown

The event is held in partnership again this year with My Chef Catering and will raise funds for essential services for struggling families who come to Loaves & Fishes.

The “Battle of the Champions” will showcase the winning restaurants from the past two years of the competition. Executive Chef Eddie Sweeny from Catch 35 and Executive Chef Austin Fausett from Che Figata will “compete” to create unique dishes in a stadium kitchen assembled for the competition. The competing chefs will be assisted by celebrity sous chefs and Loaves & Fishes supporters.

Throughout the evening, guests will enjoy delicious cocktails and appetizers provided by My Chef Catering. New additions to this year’s event are “Feel the Heat Seats,” which are reserved ringside seats where you can experience the excitement and energy of the kitchen with a close-up view of all the action. This ticket also includes a personal server for the night and a visit to the ice bar.  Another new addition is the Ice Bar in our walk-in cooler, where guests can chill out and enjoy a cocktail in the icy lounge.  The event will also include a moment to raise the paddle for Loaves & Fishes Community Services. 

Tickets start at $100, and will be on sale once a 2021 date has been selected.   For more information or accommodations, contact Nicole Louis at

 Sponsorship Opportunities 

Presented In Partnership With


Thank you to our Executive Chef Sponsor


Thank you to our Sous Chef Level Sponsors 


Thank you to our Saucier Chef Level Sponsors

Thank you to our Kitchen Chef Level Sponsors


Michael and Mary Schroeck 

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