Mayor Rahm Emanuel Proclaims September 29 as “Chef Priscila Satkoff Day”

Chef to be Inducted Into the Chicago Culinary Museum and Chef’s Hall of Fame

Thursday, September 29: Chef Priscila Satkoff Day in Chicago
Wednesday, November 16: Chef’s Hall of Fame Induction and Gala

The Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, has made a formal proclamation: September 29 will be “Chef Priscila Satkoff Day” and encourages all Chicagoans to recognize her many achievements and contributions. This exciting announcement arrives in anticipation of Satkoff, chef and proprietor of Salpicon! restaurant, being inducted to the Chicago Culinary Museum, Chef’s Hall of Fame on November 16.

Chicago Culinary Museum: 2011 Chefs Hall of Fame Gala Event
Priscila Satkoff of Salpicon! Restaurant To Be Inducted, Joins Fine List of Fellow Chicago Chefs

Wednesday, November 16 (new date)
5:45 p.m. reception followed by award presentation and wandering dinner feast

$110 per guest

On November 16, 2011 The Chicago Culinary Museum will host their sixth annual “Chefs Hall of Fame” gala at the JW Marriott Hotel, located at 151 West Adams, to celebrate 2011 inductee, Priscila Satkoff. Satkoff, chef and proprietor of Salpicon! restaurant in Old Town, will be awarded the distinct honor of becoming the sixth member (and second female) of the Chefs Hall of Fame. Past inductees include local, renowned chefs Charlie Trotter, Jimmy Bannos, Rick Bayless, Carrie Nahabedian and Art Smith.

The gala is open to the public and tickets are now available. The evening includes a cocktail reception, dinner feast prepared by culinary students and award ceremony. Admission is $110. Please visit for more information on attending the gala.

Priscila Satkoff opened Salpicon! in 1995. A native of Colonia San Angel, Mexico City, Satkoff says she is “obsessed with educating the American public on the true art form of Mexican cuisine and the freshness of its flavors and dishes.” This passion has paid off with numerous accolades from dining critics, including “Chef to Watch,” “Rising Star Chef” and hosting Food Network’s “Melting Pot.” Priscila and her husband, Vincent Satkoff, co-authored “The Salpicon! Cookbook” on contemporary Mexican cuisine. When Satkoff is not in the kitchen, she can often be seen around town cooking at various charitable functions on behalf of Share Our Strength, March of Dimes and Cerebral Palsy.

Founded in 2006, The Chicago Culinary Museum’s mission is to celebrate and promote culinary excellence and education in Chicago. Through their hard work, dedication and donations, the a 501(c)(3) charitable organization will create a museum that houses an interactive learning center, culinary artifacts, library and commonplace for the hospitality industry. The Chicago Culinary Museum will be located at Washburne, one of the oldest culinary institutes in the nation.

The Chicago Culinary Museum
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