FCP - FNCE 2017 Events


  • Friday, October 20, 2017
    6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM
    1. Hands-on Dinner - Chopping Block

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    Join us at the Chopping Block in the Merchandise Mart!

    This beautiful, state-of-the-art space provides an opportunity for us to both prepare and enjoy a great meal.

    We'll be working with the Chopping Block's culinary team to create an amazing experience.

    We anticipate that this event will be approved for 2.5 hours CPEU.

    This event is presented with support from Lentils.org and the Hass Avocado Board.

    Note:  This event is sold out - please add your name to the waitlist.  We often have openings as we get closer to the date.



    Fee  Optional  Closed 
  • Saturday, October 21, 2017
    11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
    2. The Second City Classic Food Tour
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    Join us on Saturday for a food tour of Chicago!

    Discover the foodie enclaves of the Gold Coast and Old Town neighborhoods.  Eat delicious foods from 7 one-of-a-kind specialty food stores & famous local restaurants off the beaten path.  3

    The Spice House:  America's premiere merchant of hand-prepared spices and seasonings

    La Fournette:  Authentic French bakery and pastry store

    Old Jerusalem:  Authentic Middle Eastern dishes

    Old Town Oil:  Purveyor of aged balsamic vinegars and extra virgin olive oils

    Tea Gschwedner:  The world's leading specialty loose tea and tisanes merchant.

    The Fudge Pot:  Chicago's oldest chocolate confectioner and fudge shop.

    We anticipate that this walking tour will be approved for .0 hours CPEU.

    This is not a gluten free, dairy free or vegan tour.  If you are a vegetarian, you will have a chance to note that during registration.

    Note:  This event has filled - please add your name to the waitlist as we often have openings closer to the date

    Fee  Optional  Closed 
  • Sunday, October 22, 2017
    6:30 PM  -  9:30 PM
    3. FCP's Networking Event and 20th Anniversary Celebration at the Chicago Cultural Center


    Don't miss this FNCE® highlight! Join us at the Chicago Cultural Center for an exciting evening and opportunity to enjoy delicious food, beverages and networking - while we celebrate our 20th anniversary!
    With great food and beverages, as well as an opportunity to informally chat with some of FCP's sponsors, you will want to sign up for this event quickly - it will sell out!
    We'll also have our 8th FCP-Foundation Fund fundraiser - plan now to participate in our great activity.  We'll be posting a list as items become available.

    Fee  Optional