Project Description

Join us for an evening with famed “Top Chef” & Chef Partner of Aba, CJ Jacobson

Each guest will enjoy a delicious Aba dinner as Chef CJ talks through his inspiration for the menu as well as sharing some pro cooking-tips! The event will conclude with a guest question and answer session. Includes a 3 course boxed dinner for either one or  two guests. In addition to the meal, the box will include a custom-branded menu card; featuring one recipe of a dish they will enjoy. Add on a sommelier selection paired wine (Additional price).

DINNER MENU

Berries & Beet Salad to be constructed with Chef CJ during the Event

Chicken Kefta Kebab served with Dill Rice and Crispy Potatoes
or
Grilled Cauliflower Kebab- medool dates, red onion, turmeric

Crème Brulee Pie

*Additional Wine Option

LOGISTICS

4:00pm-5:30pm
Pick Up/Delivery

6:30pm
Program begins

Introduction

CJ’s Demo and Talk Portion with Special Guest Sommelier Ted Diamantis

Q&A

7:30pm
Closing Remarks

Presenting Sponsor

Jackson PPM America
0
per person
0
wine option
0
delivery fee

Free Pick Up from:

Aba: Fulton Market – L. Woods: Linconwood
Beatrix: Oak Brook – Chicago Youth Programs: Southside
Buy Now
100% of Wine Proceeds go to CYP

Joy Sponsor

MBRE

Success Sponsors

Ernst and Young
Power Constructions
Latham Watkins
Kirkland & Ellis

Achievement Sponsors

Old Navy
pwc

Restaurant Sponsor

aba

Wine Sponsor

Event Services

Lettuce Entertain You

Orange County-born Chef CJ Jacobson’s craft revolves around hyper-seasonal, local California ingredients, where foraging plays a main part in the flavor profiles that he creates in his kitchen. Beginning his culinary career in 2004, CJ has starred in two seasons of Bravo’s Top Chef won 2014 Top Chef Duels, and spent time cooking in many kitchens and across California. Now, Jacobson is a Chef / Partner at Aba and Ēma, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises restaurant concepts focused on Mediterranean-style cooking. Chef CJ and his team will be opening Aba in Austin in the Fall of 2020.

Chef CJ Jacobson