This past weekend Chicago played host to the Second Annual Chicago Food Film Festival. The event, held over three days at Kendall College North Branch and Intelligentsia Roasting Works, featured Chicagoland food and beverage companies including Hoosier Mama Pie Company, Butcher and Larder, Pleasant House Bakery and Goose Island. The event is hosted by and benefiting for The Good Food Project and is a great way to highlight both gastronomic documentary and comical films. The festival, which held its fifth annual event in New York this fall, is a collaboration of Festival Co-Creator Harry Hawk, Director George Motz, and Executive Producer, Seth Unger.
Saturday night opened with several films, including “Zergüt”, “XXX”, and “What’s Virgin Mean?”. In true tradition of the event, each film was accompanied by several small tastes, like grilled octopus and chocolate mousse. After the films, guests went outside for an authentic Lowcountry oyster roast. Guests surrounded several large tables and after some coaching from chefs, shucked away at 3500 oysters. Parting gifts included doughnuts from Doughnut Vault and Bobtail ice cream.
The Good Food Project, The James Beard Foundation, WTTW Chicago, Google, Daily Candy, Edible Chicago, Hoosier Mama Pie Company, Pleaseant House Bakery, InFlight Chicago, Danny Macarrons, Goose Island, Concentrated, Kendall College, Butcher & Larder.