April 29th, 2024

6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.


M&T Bank Exchange at the

France-Merrick Performing Arts Center

Guest Chef: Noah Sandoval

Building on his previous success in Chicago restaurants, Chef Noah Sandoval introduced Oriole to the West Loop scene with the help of his partners, wife and General Manager Cara Sandoval. Oriole offers a comprehensive experience focused on the guest through informed service, carefully crafted dishes, and a modern industrial ambiance with homey comfort. Oriole was awarded two Michelin Stars in the restaurant’s first eligible year.

Since opening Oriole in March of 2016, Sandoval was recognized as a Food & Wine Best New Chef, received three semifinalist James Beard nominations, and was named Chef of the Year by the Chicago Tribune. Oriole also earned 4-star reviews from the Chicago Tribune and Chicago magazine.

Sandoval and his culinary team develop a large format tasting menu with seasonal foundations and a focus on ingredients and their origin. “My culinary philosophy can change year-to-year, but in approaching food, I always try to find the best ingredients and build dishes around that,” says Sandoval. Taking the concept even further, Sandoval considers each product’s origin in designing a dish, capturing other facets of the region for a deeply rooted collection of flavors. He also encourages collaboration and creativity among the team. “I like to get as much input from those I share the kitchen with as possible,” he says. “We inspire each other.”

Event Co-Chairs

Maggie & Bruce Kennedy

Samantha & Jon Manekin

Tami Moon & Erik Nachbahr


Evening Timeline

6:00pm Cocktails & Silent Auction

7:30pm Dinner & Live Auction

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