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Chef Carlos Gaytán


An interactive cooking demonstration by chef Carlos Gaytán in a private room at Tales of Carlos Gaytán in Chicago, Illinois for up to eight (8) guests

Multi-course, wine and rare spirits paired meal for up to eight (8) guests


Originally from a small town in Guerrero, Mexico, Carlos Gaytán learned to cook from his mother. He came to Chicago at the age of 20 and began his career as a dishwasher at the Sheraton North Shore Hotel. At his initial restaurant, Mexique, he became the first Mexican chef to earn a Michelin Star and followed it up with Tzuco in 2019.

His newest venture, Tales of Carlos Gaytán, is his most personal restaurant yet. Open three days each week, the tiny, 12-seat dining room serves an 11-course tasting menu that reflects stories and chapters in the chef’s life: venison tartare with Huitzuco cheese and pickled black trumpet mushrooms; seared duck breast and duck leg confit paired with foie gras and mole poblano; and pork belly accompanied with chicharron (pork rinds) and roasted sweet plantains.

The lucky winning bidder’s party of eight will get to experience this intimate and exceptional presentation of authentic Mexican cuisine, enhanced by French technique and paired with a selection of wine and rare spirits.


INSIDER’S INFO: Reservations are subject to availability and must be made in advance. Winner(s) must travel to Chicago to claim their prize. This can only be redeemed at Tales of Carlos Gaytán in Chicago, Illinois. Airfare, travel and accommodations are not included.


DONOR: Chef Carlos Gaytán of Tzuco