upcoming events

  • Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 2:00pm

    Please join us for trick-or-treating with a gourmet flair!

  • Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 1:30pm

    A favorite at the Garden, Chef Chris will appear on Sunday, September 17 at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. in the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Illinois. He will present a delicious dish featuring seasonal ingredients.

  • Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 10:30am

    Chef Tong presents a cooking demonstration featuring locally produced seasonal ingredients offered by the Green City Market. The free demonstration is on Saturday, August 5 at 10:30 a.m. You will learn how to prepare his delicious recipe, and, of course, be able to taste it on the spot. The Green City Market is located at the south end of Lincoln Park between Clark and Stockton Drive (approximately 1817 N. Clark). The event is free and there is discounted parking ($10) at the Chicago Historical Society parking lot off Stockton Drive.

  • Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 2:00pm

    If you want to prepare a special meal for your mom or wife, Chef Chris of My Private Chef is your man. One of Bloomingdale's favorite chefs returns to show you how to prepare a gourmet style treat for that wonderful woman. Chef Chris will gives tips about ingredients and serving. This free demonstration wil, take place on May 13 from 2-4pm at the Bloomingdale's Home and Furniture store at Medinah Temple, 600 N. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL. Culinary kitchen on 1.

    We hope to see you here!

  • Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 7:00pm

    Chef Chris returns to Whole Foods Market to present some delicious dishes with a tropical flair.

    Chef Tong's menu features:

    Brazilian Coconut Soup with Shrimp and Cilantro

    Grilled Tuna served with Avocado-Jicama Salad, Mango Chipolte

    Passion Fruit Mousse

    People who are casual cooks or lovers of gourmet food get to ask questions, discuss preparation and come away with fabulous recipes that you can try at home. Chef Chris will provide tips on shopping for the finest ingedients. And, everyone gets a taste.

    The cooking class is on the mezzanine level

  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 6:00pm

    Chef Chris Tong returns to Gilda's Club Chicago to present another one of his healthy cooking demonstrations. The meals are designed to inspire people living with cancer, to eat well, serve beautiful food and stay healthy.

    The cooking demonstration will take place on Tuesday, March 21 at 6pm. Gilda's Club Chicago, 537 N. Wells Street, Chicago, IL.

    Free to anyone touched with cancer.

    RSVP required-space is limited. 312.464.9900


  • Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 2:00pm

    Chef Tong will help us shake off the winter blues with a fabulous hot soup cooking demonstration. Chef will serve some of his favorite bowls of comfort and a very special dessert. And everyone gets to have a taste!

    The menu:

    Boston Clam Chowder

    Tunison Tomato Soup with Chickpeas, Lentils, Greek yogurt and fresh Mint

    The "Elvis"- Carmelized Bananas, Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream, Maple-glazed Applewood Smoked Bacon

    The free cooking demonstration will take place on Saturday, February 4 from 2-4pm at Bloomingdales Home & Furniture Store at Medinah

  • Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 12:00pm

    The My Private Chef Team collaborated with Internationally Famous Food Photographer, Stephen Hamilton to create beautiful photos that represent the many delicious offerings of our upscale gourmet dining service. The East and West Coast Oysters image was eneterd in several  photo award competitions and won!