Chefs’ Auction coming March 8th!

Posted on Jan 10 2018 by Rachel Blunier

Chefs’ Auction coming March 8th!


Thursday, March 8, 2018; 6:00-10:00 p.m.
Dress: Business/Casual Dress
at Silver Lake Country Club (14700 S 82nd Ave, Orland Park, IL)

The Bridge Teen Center’s Chefs’ Auction is one of the longest-running and most highly anticipated events in our community. For those that have attended in the past, we are excited about some positive changes that will make this year better than ever before. Not only is it being hosted at a new venue – Orland Park’s Silver Lake Country Club, but we’ll also be featuring several new restaurants.  

The event brings together top chefs from Chicago’s south suburbs, fabulous entertainment, and lively auctions featuring one-of-a-kind experiences and items. Featured food at the event will include hand-picked favorites from the menus of participating restaurants in a “tasting” format. As of 1/12/18, confirmed restaurant participants include:

If the amazing food isn’t enough to draw you in, the night incorporates both silent and live auction items including dining packages, unique experiences, themed gift baskets, and more. From on-site wood-fired pizza parties to wine tasting events, there are packages at every price point. The silent and live auctions always generate spirited bidding and raise significant amounts of support for The Bridge Teen Center’s free programs.

This year's featured entertainment includes Chicago-based singer/songwriter Mark Rose, who has sold more than 200,000 albums, and whose original music has been featured on Keeping up with the Kardashians. Attendees bidding in the live auction will even have a chance to bid on a live show at your private party or an original song created by Mark Rose. 

Live jazz music, a photo booth (Thanks for the Memory), special video presentations and interactive culinary stations are also planned. This year's live auction is also going to be AMAZING. Participating restaurants will donate some unique dining experiences, and we'll have other surprises mixed in. This year's auction will be conducted by professional auctioneer Keith Jones, who has been featured in commercials for BMO Harris:

As of 1/18, tickets for our 2018 Chef’s Auction are already 60% sold out! If you want to attend, be sure to reserve your space today. Tables of 8 and individual tickets are on sale now at various price points, so please visit our event website to register. Sponsorship packages are also available that include marketing opportunities at the event. 

For information about sponsorship, tickets, participating as a restaurant, or contributing to the live or silent auction, contact:

Rachel Blunier
Community Relations Coordinator

Special thanks to our media sponsor for this year's event::

Special thanks to our generous host venue for this year's event: