Over here at WBEZ Events Central, the team is gearing up for our first Off Air event of the year as well as juggling the plethora of day-to-day gatherings and live programs including our recent Chicago Ideas Week offering "Be More Interesting" and our upcoming Election Night at Schubas. On deck is the Front and Center "Game of Life" as well as our Annual Evening at the Broadcast Studio.
Who is this prolific Events Team? We have code names now: Pink Fox (Vanessa Harris), Silverback (me), Condor (Chris Davila), The Weasel (Tyler James Greene) and Kodiak (Ray Teresi). We're like a Tarantino film or a Saturday Cartoon Super Team. No capes, though.
And our first Off Air event of the season? The Chicago Chef Battle Royale!
Here's the wind up: five chefs prepare ten dishes using five Goose Island Beers and fresh Whole Foods Market produce and protein; two Goose Island bars, complimentary shots of Cutty Sark Scotch and Root Beer Floats by Black Dog Gelato; foodie stories from Shantelle Jaimison and the Vocalo Music and Stories crew; and both World Music and interviews by Tony Sarabia and the WBEZ Morning Shift gang.