RAMENFEST POSTPONED: NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON
CHICAGO (March 13, 2020) — Cornerstone Restaurant Group and Chef Bill Kim announced today that Ramenfest will be postponed due to a number of circumstances, including guest chefs who planned to travel to participate in the event.
The sixth annual event celebrating the beloved noodle, hosted with Star Events, was planned to take place March 29 at an exciting new location, Time Out Market.
The rescheduled date will be announced as soon as possible. Ticketholders have been notified and their tickets will be honored at the rescheduled date later this year, or they have been offered a full refund.
Ramenfest is back for its 6th straight year! A far cry from what was once known as a cheap, college student pantry staple ramen is currently taking the states by storm with new authentic shops popping up around the country. On Sunday, March 29th, Executive Chef Bill Kim will be inviting chefs from around the city to prepare their culinary interpretations of the classic dish. Twenty chefs will try their hand at ramen and you’ll have the chance to taste them all and vote for your favorite. The event will include a sampling of each ramen and two drink tickets. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit Inspiration Kitchens, a non-profit organization that helps people who are affected by homelessness and poverty to improve their lives and increase self-sufficiency through the provision of social services, employment training and placement, and housing.
VIP tickets include: Early access into the festival, unlimited ramen tastings, open bar, custom ramen bowls brought to you by Crate and Barrel, access to spirit tastings, limited edition Ramenfest 2020 t-shirt, unrestricted access to VIP Lounge, signed copy of Chef Bill Kim’s Korean BBQ Cookbook, and an Urbanbelly gift certificate
General Admission tickets include: Unlimited ramen tastings, 2 drink tickets, access to spirit tastings, and an Urbanbelly gift certificate. Tickets go on sale February 14th!
*Please note, children under the age of 5 are admitted with no ticket required. If your child is over the age of 5, they will need to have a ticket in their name.
- Gene Honda- Announcer for the Chicago BlackHawks
- Morgan Olsen, editor of Time Out Chicago
- Mike Sula, food critic at Chicago Reader
- Gabe Ramirez, radio host at B96-FM (also known as @chicago_gabe)
- Seth Marcus, foodie influencer @chicityfoodie
- “The Kid” JD Giannis