WHERE CULINARY ARTS, COCKTAILS, AND CREATIVITY COLLIDE.
Taste of Hope brings award-winning chefs and Chicago foodies together to celebrate the American Cancer Society's progress in the fight against cancer.
Taste of Hope has always featured our wonderful Chicagoland restaurants and this year is no different.
Now in its ninth year, the event is hosted annually by the American Cancer Society’s Taste of Hope Executive Leadership Committee and has raised over $2,800,000 to support the American Cancer Society’s mission and goal of eliminating cancer as a major health problem.
While enjoying the best of Chicago's culinary scene, we raise our glasses to:
Leading the fight for a world without cancer.
Preventing 2.9 million cancer deaths since 1991.
Promoting healthy lifestyles including eating right and staying active.
But even as we celebrate a 29% decline in cancer death rates, we know there is more left to do. One in two men and one in three women will get cancer in their lifetime. Simply put, the cancer fight still needs you.
Advocate Aurora Health
Bank of America Securities
The Barry Family
The Besio Family
Dan & Nancy Wikel Charity Trust
Executive Construction Inc.
Fifth Third Private Bank
Flooring Resources Corporation
Griffith Family Foundation
Harley Ellis Devereaux
Kelso-Burnett - Newport Industries
Moors Brewing Co.
Old National Bank
Performance Contracting Inc.
Sliq Spirited Ice (21 Holdings)
Telos Group LLC
West Monroe Partners
What's Cooking in 2022?
Restaurant Tasting Stations include:
A Taste of the Philippines
Big Shoulders Coffee
Black Dog Gelato
Bodega by DineAmic Group
Chicago Chop House
Francesca's Mio Modo
Gene & Georgetti
The Hampton Social
Moors Brewing Co.
On the Rocks
Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits
2022 Event Leadership
Thank you to our 2022 Taste of Hope Executive Leadership Committee! This group of Chicagoland business and philanthropic leaders drive the success of the event and promote the mission of the American Cancer Society.
Victoria De La Huerga, ADM
Jeff Liljeberg*, JLL
Michael Ellis, Salesforce
Sam Esposito, Chicago Burger Bible
Tom Evans*, Kemper Corporation
Carolyn Gold Aberman, Lucas Group, a Korn Ferry Company
Laura Goodman, Dine-It-4ward
Nada Hakimi, United Healthcare
Rebecca Halloran, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
Mary Innis, Innis Law Group
Linda Kanoski, CBRE Design Collective
Zoe Maurer, Food Zoe Eats
Mitchell Obstfeld, StoryTime Design
Christa Oldham, The Plexus Groupe
Dan Osten, Salesforce
Audrey Payne, Huron Consulting
Christina Piper, JLL
John Stephanian, ADM
Dan Tinney*, Quaker Foods
Meg Toth, Seyfarth Shaw
John Vakos, Salesforce
Dan Wikel, FTI Consulting
Tony Wright, Arup
*American Cancer Society Illinois Board Member