Enjoy a fine dining experience at the Allerton Supper Club. The once-per-month outing was created to build a community through a shared love of food, arts and education.
When you join the Supper Club, you gain access to five upscale, unique dinners from local artisan chefs. Each dinner will feature a specifically crafted menu and a chance to hear from and interact with our chef. In addition to the individual dinners, club members will also have access to an early cocktail hour. Other surprises and complimentary perks are also planned.
Limited club member tickets are on sale now. Cost is $500 for the entire series, and all sales are final. Reserve your space by calling Allerton at 217-333-3287. Dinners will be held in different places at the park, adding to the unique experience of each Supper Club evening.
Additional information on chefs can be found by clicking the links below.
Supper Club dates
(6 p.m. cocktail hour for members, dinner at 7 p.m.)
— Saturday, July 8: Chef Ling Kuhn.
Ling Kuhn is a graduate of the University of Illinois Hospitality Management Program. During her time at Illinois, she was involved with the student-run café, Bevier Café and the student-run dining restaurant Spice Box. Kuhn joined Michael’s Catering in 2019 and then became owner in 2023, building relationships with clients and creating a party that exceeds her client’s needs.
— Saturday, Aug. 19: Chefs Doug Houge and Ian Nutting. For menu and ticket information, click here.
The duo started slinging singularly unique hot sauces and condiments in 2021 as The Weird Meat Boyz, then started serving elevated drinkin’ food out of the bar Collective Pour in 2022. Chefs Houge and Nutting now operate The Space in downtown Champaign, a rad music venue + hot sauce shop + casual fine dining. Doug and Ian source their produce locally and will be working with Miky from Humbleweed Farm.
— Sunday, Sept. 17: Chefs Duo Aurora and Jordan Coffey. For menu and ticket information, click here.
Aurora and Jordan met while working at Augie’s Front Burner in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum in Springfield some 18 years ago. They built a new restaurant — Luminary — on Hedley Road in Springfield in February of 2021. They specialize in seasonally inspired, approachable American fare.
— Friday, Oct. 20: Chef Ryan Rogiers. For menu and ticket information, click here.
Ryan and Abbie Rogiers own The Wheelhouse in St. Joseph and Homegrown in Urbana. Ryan is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. He is also a veteran of the Army, serving in 2008 in Iraq as a combat medic. Chef Rogiers is a farm-to-table driven chef who believes in using the freshest ingredients and the proper techniques to create a vision on the plate.
— Sunday, Nov. 5: Chef Jordan Baldarotta. For ticket information, click here. (Menu to be announced)
Jordan Baldarotta established Baldarotta’s Porketta and Sicilian Sausage with his wife and co-owner in 2019. It has since become an award-winning Italian eatery in Urbana. His sandwich shop is renowned for its Italian-American hot and cold sandwiches which come in a variety of sizes and choices, including his homemade Sicilian sausage and porketta. Baldarotto’s also serves pizza by the slice, take-and-bake pizzas and fresh side dishes to go along with his savory sandwiches.
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Interested in being a chef in our next series? Apply here.