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Education Event: ON THE MENU: 1940’S CHICAGO

June 13, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Gene & Georgetti Steakhouse

The Education Committee is pleased to announce the first of our “Food For Thought Luncheon Series”

Gene & Georgetti Steakhouse

Please join Education Committee Co-chairs Suzette Gilchrist, Marcia Northrup LaBarge and Georgia Marsh for a dynamic conversation about Chicago in the 1940s, appropriately taking place at Chicago’s iconic and historic steakhouse, Gene & Georgetti!

The year is 1941: The Chicago Bears are the Pro Football Champions, the Chicago Cubs are the first baseball team to play organ music during a game, and gasoline costs a mere 12 cents to a gallon. And famed restaurant Gene & Georgetti opened its doors. Nestled under the El tracks, the steakhouse, opened by Gene Michelotti and his partner Alfredo “Georgetti” Federighi, seeps of history through every inch of the building: from the walls on the first floor lined with famous faces that have stopped by through the years to the storied mural painted on the second floor.

Chicago historian Scottie Perry will set the tone for the day, expanding upon Chicago’s rich history in the ’40’s. She will then hand the mic over to Michelle Dupretti, nationally recognized event planner, entrepreneur and third generational owner. Michelle will further the telling of Chicago stories as observed through the lens of Chicago’s oldest steakhouse.

With Frank Sinatra crooning, guests will enjoy passed lite bites, wine and a delicious luncheon prepared by Executive Chef Cristiano Bassani.

This unique presentation is just the first of the 2023 Education Committee’s Food For Thought Luncheon Series where we explore Chicago history by diving deep into its iconic institutions.

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Tuesday, June 13th
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Gene & Georgetti Steakhouse
500 North Franklin Street
Three course luncheon served with wine and bubbles

Prime Sponsorship tables – 2 available – $1,800 per table: includes one prime table for you and 5 guests plus a featured event speaker seated at your table, recognition in all printed material, six raffle tickets, and a chilled bottle of champagne at your table.

Choice Tables – 2 available – $1,200 per table: includes one preferred table for 5, listing on invitation, recognition in all printed material, and six raffle tickets.

Host Committee – $500 – includes 2 tickets and recognition on all printed materials
Individual ticket – $200

Raffle tickets: 1 for $25, 3 for $50, 6 for $75, 10 for $100

Raffle Prizes:

  • Raffle item #1 – Italian wine and food basket – FMV $400.00
  • Raffle item #2 – PRP Wine International Wine Sampling Experience for 12 people- FMV$300
  • Raffle item #3 – One bottle Chateau Pontet-Canet wine – FMV $180
  • Raffle item #4 – One bottle Chateau Pichon Longueville 2003 – FMV $200
  • Raffle item #5 – One bottle Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou 1999 – FMV $200

Gene & Georgetti Steakhouse


June 13, 2023
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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The Service Club of Chicago
+1 (312) 220-9600
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Gene & Georgetti Steakhouse
500 N Franklin St
Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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(312) 527-3718
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