2020 VIP Experience
Special guest chefs will be working side by side with Executive Chef Elek Kovacs and Pastry Chef, Kristy Carlucci of The Osprey Tavern, preparing hors d'oevres and mignardises while craft cocktails, champagne and fine wines are poured from your own private bar. VIP ticketholders will also have exclusive access to outdoor patio lounge.
Chef Gene Kato
Executive Chef of Momotaro
Gene Kato is the Executive Chef of Momotaro, Boka Restaurant Group’s modern, seasonal Japanese restaurant, located in the heart of Chicago’s Fulton Market neighborhood. An innovator of Japanese cuisine, Kato has been nominated for a James Beard Award and is the recipient of the Jean Banchet Award of Culinary Excellence. Coupled with his experience of growing up in a Japanese household in Charlotte, NC, in which he learned to cook the foods so integral to his heritage and culture, Kato is devoted to elevating Japanese cuisine yet remains respectfully authentic to tradition.