Delicious DIRT. Taste What You See on the Screen! Food Film Fest November 20th- 23rd, 2013  at Kendall College

Festival Week is Here! 5 Events, 30+ Films, 100+ Foods


11/20 Kick-off Party
features Keizo Shimamoto’s Original Ramen Burger with the Chicago Premiere of Biting Into the Ramen Burger by Dir. Michael Fox and Edit Beach plus Oysters from Shaw’s, Karl Palma’s Takoyaki, Momofuku Milk Bar Treats and the original off-menu Speculoos Shake from Edzo’s.

11/21 Untitled II VIP Pre-Party by The Social Table plus After-Party with David Burke’s Primehouse

11/22 The Food Porn Party VIP Pre-Party featuring Lee Ann Whippen and Chicago Q. Plus After-Party with Larry Cauldwell’s Fondue Lounge featuring Warsteiner Beer and Frei Brothers Reserve Fondue + Food Burlesque

11/23 Edible Adventure #009 featuring authentic Feijouada from Taste of Brasil Café plus Dishes with New Mexican Green Chiles

11/23 Farm to Film to Table + Lowcountry Shrimp Boil VIP Pre-Party with Art Jackson + Pleasant House Bakery, After-Party featuring Low country Shrimp Boil and 125+ lbs of South Carolina Shrimp

Chicago, IL — The Fourth Annual Chicago Food Film Festival opens this Wednesday November 20th and runs through Saturday, November 23rd at Kendall College. Hosted by Travel Channel’s George Motz, The Food Film Festival is the only festival in the world where guests get to Taste What They See on the Screen…right in their seats! Every guest ticket is all-inclusive of all film screenings, food, drinks and access to an After-Party. VIP-level tickets include access to a Pre-Party and prime theatre seating.

Chicago Food Film Festival Kick-off Party

Wednesday Night, November 20th, 2013

Doors open at 6:30 pm

The official kick-off party for the 2013 Chicago Food Film Festival will feature the 1st authentic Ramen Burgers ever served in Chicago. Meet and eat with Ramen Burger creator Keizo Shimamoto. Plus takoyaki, oysters from Shaw’s, treats from Christina Tosi’s Momofuku Milk Bar, and more!
Films: Biting into the Ramen Burger, The Perfect Oyster, Tako NY, Where Does a Compost Cookie Come From?
Participating Chefs and Restaurants: Ramen Burger, Karl Palma, Shaw’s, Momofuku Milk Bar, Edzo’s, Stu’s Kitchen, Kendall College

Untitled II
Thursday Night, November 21, 2013

General Admission Doors Open: 6:30 pm
Pre-Party (VIP Tickets Only): 6:00 pm

An evening featuring the art, craft, and inspiration behind great food and the wine of Michel Chapoutier.  VIP Pre-Party featuring select M. Chapoutier wines paired with tastes from The Social Table.  After party to feature David Burke’s Primehouse, Artisanal Wilmette and more.
Hosted by David Rosengarten.
Films: We Are All Just Trying to Tell A Story, Edward Wohl: At Home in the Shop, Ole-Martin Hansen – The Salmon Smoker, Flatten, The Fermentation of Respect, Eat | Love, Fac et Spera (Hope and Do), Oh My Rødgrød!
Participating Chefs and Restaurants:  M. Chapoutier, The Social Table, David Burke’s Primehouse, Hansen & Lydersen, Artisanal Wilmette, Aamanns-Copenhagen, Letherbee, Kendall College

The Food Porn* Party Chicago
Friday Night, November 22, 2013

General Admission Doors Open: 6:30 pm
Pre-Party (VIP Tickets Only): 6:00 pm

Featuring Food Porn Star Larry Cauldwell and his Fondue Lounge.
VIP Pre-Party featuring tasty bites from Lee Anne Whippen and Chicago Q plus tastes from Artisanal Wilmette and David Burke’s Primehouse at the After-Party.
Films: Fondue, Lets Get Silly, That’s Mandorlato!, Machines II, Beer Braised Ox Cheek, Mixed Berries, Three Ways, Paloma, How To Make Burmese Faluda, Shakycow Orange Juice, Old-Fashioned Salted Caramels
*You know what we’re talking about. Extreme close-ups…of food!
Participating Chefs and Restaurants: Chicago Q, Colleen Grapes, Top Pot Doughnuts, Wiener and Still Champion, Finissimo Mandorlato, Big Fork, I Love Sweets, Bobtail Ice Cream, Kendall College

Edible Adventure #009 + Matt Timms’ Sugar Takedown

Doors open at 12 noon
Saturday Afternoon, November 23, 2013
Matt Timms returns for an After-Party Takedown.  This year…Sugar! Taste sweet treats from 20 contestants. You pick the winner!
Films: You Really Should Eat This: Corned Beef Hash at George’s + Feijoada at Taste of Brasil Café, Best Fish Tacos in Ensenada, The Chile Film, Sweet Legacy
Participating Chefs and Restaurants: Taste of Brasil, Dough Doughnuts, Kendall College, Matt Timms’ Sugar Takedown

Farm to Film to Table + The Lowcountry Shrimp Boil

General Admission Doors Open: 7:30 pm
Pre-Party (VIP Tickets Only): 7:00 pm

Saturday Night, November 23, 2013
An Evening of Local and Sustainable Foods and Films, plus The Chicago Food Film Festival Awards Ceremony.
VIP Pre-Party featuring dishes from Chef Art Jackson / Pleasant House Bakery.
Films: Small Green Fields, Letting Salt Just Be Salt: Amagansett Sea Salt Co., Mile High Pie, The Northeast Kingdom, Ashley English, Head On
Participating Chefs and Restaurants: Art Jackson and Pleasant House Bakery, Ashley English, Goatsbridge Trout Farm, The Cellars at Jasper hill, Amagansett Sea Salt, Hoosier Mama Pie Co., Chef Martin’s Alpine Sausage, Bulls Bay Oyster Roasts, Kendall College

Beer-Infused Dishes

The Festival is proud to serve up a selection of dishes made with Warsteiner Beer, including Beer-Battered Baja Fish Tacos for the film Best Fish Tacos in Ensenada, Beer-Braised Ox Cheek for the film of the same name and Beer Fondue for Larry Cauldwell’s Fondue.


Tickets for all events are on sale now at For those guests looking to experience the magic of every Festival event, we have made available a very limited number of Festival-Wide VIP Passes, which include VIP Seating and VIP Early Entry to all (5) Festival Events, as well as unlimited food and drink Festival-wide.


A portion of Food Film Festival proceeds goes to benefit the Good Food Project, which brings healthy options and nutrition education into Chicago schools.


The Chicago Food Film Festival is proud to announce its primary sponsors for 2013, which include In the Raw, Terlato Wines, Jarlsberg, Frei Brothers Reserve, Kendall College, Renaissance Hotels and Warsteiner the exclusive imported beer of the 2013 Chicago Food Film Festival.


The Chicago Food Film Festival is a competitive film festival that presents six awards: Warsteiner Best Super-Short, Jarlsberg Best Short, In The Raw Best Food Porn, Food Filmmaker of the Year, Terlato Wines Made in Chicago Award and the Frei Brothers Reserve Audience Choice Award. The Official Selections of the 2013 Chicago Food Film Festival are reviewed by a judging panel comprised of members of Chicago’s food and film communities. The 2013 judges are: Check, Please! Host Catherine De Orio, ABC 7’s Steve Dolinsky, Reporter Rick Kogan, Famed Food Writer / TV Host David Rosengarten, Chicago Film Office Director Rich Moskal and Deputy Director Betsey Grais, Takedown King Matt Timms and the uber-fab Chef/Consultant Akiko Moorman.

About The Food Film Festival

Returning to Chicago for its 4th consecutive year offering a unique series of events where food and film lovers get to taste what they see on the screen, the Chicago Food Film Festival is the only festival in the world that serves the food that is seen in the films. Produced in association with the James Beard Foundation and benefiting the Good Food Project, the 2013 Chicago Food Film Festival runs from November 21st through November 23rd at Kendall College in Chicago, IL. The Chicago Food Film Festival has grown from an intimate food-nerd date-night destination to one of Chicago’s most beloved festivals, and the largest of its kind in the world. Earlier this year, The Food Film Festival kicked off its annual event in Charleston, South Carolina, where it will return in Spring 2014. And, The 2013 NYC Food Film Festival ran October 23-27 in Manhattan.  The Food Film Festival was created by Travel Channel Host George Motz, the documentary filmmaker behind the award-winning Hamburger America film, book, and mobile app (BurgerGPS), along with Harry Hawk. Through documentaries, features and short films, the Festival presents the best, and the most memorable, of the world’s favorite and exotic foods on the big screen…and then serves them to the guests.

The Chicago Food Film Festival is co-produced by Grease Bomb LLC and Food Films America.

For photos, images and more information, please contact:

Molly Bett Kovler 773-818-5400 mbkovler@elevateyourpresence.com8

Follow The Food Film Festival:

In The Raw, Jarlsberg, Warsteiner, Frei Brothers, Marriott Renaissance Hotel, Terlato Wines, Kendall College, Idle Hands Bar, NY Distilling Co.

Benefiting: The Good Food Project


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