The 3rd Annual Mac & Cheese Fest

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Chicago, are you ready? The biggest, coolest, greatest, tastiest, cheesiest event of the year is making its return to the windy city! The Mac & Cheese Fest will be back for its third installment on Saturday, November 5th. Just a short drive along the coast of Lake Michigan, the boutique Majestic Hotel is a perfect place to stay after you’re done feasting for the day.


What’s happening

If you asked around, you would find it difficult to come across someone who does not enjoy mac and cheese. People young and old, from all walks of life love the cheesy goodness that the dish provides. A love story like no other, macaroni and cheese have been together since the 14th century, withstanding the test of time, and tasting oh so good doing it. It is only appropriate that we celebrate this epic love story with a feast fit for kings.


The first Saturday of November will be one to remember for cheese lovers from around the country. In 2015, over 4,000 attended Chicago’s culinary convention for all things cheese and macaroni. Those who chose to stay home missed out on all the fun: don’t let that happen again this year.


Chicago’s top chefs will bring you everything from basic macaroni and cheese to chorizo macarón con queso and mac and cheese martinis! There’s something for everyone, with plenty of eccentric takes on your favorite childhood dish for those with an adventurous pallet.


Two separate sessions will take place, beginning at noon with the lunch session, and followed by the dinner session at 6:00pm. Two different types of tickets are available, with General Admission and VIP options.


General Admission ($65)

  • All you can sample
  • 5 drink tickets for beer, wine and spirits
  • Vote who has the best mac & cheese


VIP ($105)

  • All you can sample
  • 5 drink tickets for beer, wine and spirits
  • Priority check-in
  • In and out access to VIP section
  • Mac & Cheese Fest official t-shirt
  • Vote who has the best mac & cheese



What: 3rd Annual Mac & Cheese Fest

Where: UIC Forum, 725 W Roosevelt Rd Chicago, IL

When: Saturday, November 5th from 12:00-3:00pm and 6:00-9:00pm

Admission: $65 (General Admission), $105 (VIP)

Ages: 10+ to get in, 21+ to receive drink tickets


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Where to Stay

Majestic Hotel

This hotel has lots of charm with its comfortable, delightful atmosphere of an upscale English manor, amidst the energetic city life of the bustling Lakeview neighborhood. 528 West Brompton, Chicago, IL 60657. 773.404.3499