Dining events have finished for Spring 2017. Please check back in January 2018! Thank you!

Friday
February 2
Life Is Sweet An evening filled with sweet spins on culinary favorites intended to showcase Ella Dunn's dream of owning a bakery in the near future!

Ella Dunn
Guest Chef: Emily Green
An alumni of the Hospitality Management Program at UIUC and a member of Champaign-Urbana's very own LA Gourmet Catering team.

Friday
February 9
Santorini Greece A dining experience celebrating the flavors and traditions of Santorini, Greece.

Lauren Hurt
Guest Chef: Tina Hurt

Friday
February 16
Southern Comfort A fine dining spin on the flavors and feel of southern comfort foods.

Hanna Boorom
Guest Chef: TBD

Friday
February 23
TBD

Anthony Drago
Guest Chef: Leaf Defehr
Executive Chef and General Manager of the V. Picasso restaurant in Champaign, IL.

Friday
March 2
Classic Movies A dining experience centered around classic cinema; just in time for the 2018 Oscars.

Jack Griffin
Guest Chef: TBD

Wednesday
March 7
Latin & Hispanic Cuisine

Christian Barbolla
Guest Chef: TBD
TBD

Wednesday
March 14
A Tour of Latin American Cuisine

Miguel Alfaro
Guest Chef: Erandy Rivera

Wednesday
March 28
1920s Shanghai A celebration of cuisine from 1920s Shanghai that was heavily influenced by western culture after the city became open to foreign merchants for the first time.

Xingyan 'Bella' Wang
Guest Chef: TBD

Friday
March 30
East Coast Clambake A culinary experience based on Kristina's academic internship in Massachusetts. Spice Box guests will be transported to the East Coast for an evening through a thoughtful dining experience.

Kristina Kenyon
Guest Chef: Kayla Howey
A University of Illinois alumna from the Class of 2015

Friday
April 6
Asian Fusion A simple, yet flavorful, spin on Asian cuisine.

Kara Gifford
Guest Chef: Gary Zhai
A recent graduate from the University of Illinois Hospitality Management Program currently attending the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York.

Friday
April 13
Chilean Cuisine Showcasing flavors and family recipes from Chile.

Jordan Walker
Guest Chef: TBD

Friday
April 20
TBD

Shelby Winter
Guest Chef: TBD

Friday
April 27
Patience Good food is worth waiting for! This meal will showcase the flavors that can be achieved through processes like braising, fermentation, etc. Consider how wonderful tough cuts of meat can taste after being slowly cooked for hours on end.

Sam Smithson
Guest Chef: Eric Weiss