Chefs Provide Kitchen Treasures at Culinary Garage Sale

When I think of garage sales, I think of dilapidated dollhouses and malfunctioning toasters. What I should be thinking of is vintage wares passed down by chefs, as at the Les Dames Culinary Garage Sale and Cake Walk this weekend. Held at Kendall College, this is a far cry from the depressing, defeatist garage sales that haunt my youth. It's a culinary extravaganza featuring a plethora of kitchen trinkets from many of Chicago's top chefs, plus live music, food trucks, and cake, and it all goes down this Saturday.

If you're obsessed with chef products, you're gonna want to go to this garage sale. They'll feature chef coats from Carrie Nahabedian, emblazoned with old designs of NAHA, a Le Creuset autographed by Jean Joho, silver wine glasses from Spain, daintily tied stacks of Gourmet Magazines, plus kitchen wares from the likes of Rick Bayless, Sarah Stegner, and many more.

The event opens at 10:00 a.m. for VIP ticket-holders, which includes drinks, food, and a swag bag. The general sale runs from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. VIP tickets cost $75 and general tickets are $5. Proceeds from the garage sale benefit Les Dames d'Escoffier scholarship program and Green City Market. Tickets can be accessed here, or at the door.

Chef Jean Joho with an autographed Le Creuset
(Chef Jean Joho with his autographed Le Creuset. You want this.)