Chefs’ Night Out returns April 1, showcasing talented chefs from St. Louis area

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Help a great cause and try creations from more than 20 of St. Louis’ best private club and restaurant chefs at the 23rd annual Chefs’ Night Out slated for 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, April 1, at Sunset Country Club at 9555 S. Geyer Road in Sunset Hills.

Great Circle, a nonprofit behavioral heath services organization, presents the event in collaboration with St. Louis District Chapter of Club Managers Association of America and the St. Louis Chef de Cuisine Association.

“If you’re a foodie, this is an event like no other,” said Jennifer Wilson, regional director of advancement for Great Circle. “The chefs that come to this don’t gather for any other event like this in St. Louis that’s open to the public. This is a unique way to really access local chefs. It’s also a great opportunity for us to highlight Great Circle and all the work we do in the community; we are Missouri’s most comprehensive provider of behavioral services.”

Each chef will donate the food to create a signature small bite, from appetizers and entrees to desserts. Although this year’s food lineup has not yet been decided, past dishes have included items like smoked duck breast with blue cheese polenta and sour cherry gastrique by Algonquin Golf Club executive chef Brian Bernstein, as well as cinnamon sugar, powdered sugar, strawberry bella and turtle doughnuts by Greg Markovitz, owner and chef at The Dapper Doughnut.

Patrons will also have a chance to interact with some of the children involved with Great Circle.

“We have a coffee shop on our campus called Great Grounds that’s run by kids that go to our school,” Wilson said. “We will have kids from the coffee shop helping the chefs serve and transition through the night. And during dessert, they will open a coffee shop so everyone can have a cup of coffee and have conversations with the kids.”

Curt Landes Trio will perform jazz tunes during the cocktail hour. There will also be a selection of wines from A. Bommarito Wines for tasting, as well as a silent auction with items like dinner for eight at the Saint Louis Club, a barbecue package including $400 worth of meat from PFGMiddendorf and more.

All proceeds benefit Great Circle. For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, call 314.919.4785 or visit

Lauren Healey is associate editor at Sauce Magazine.

Sauce Magazine is a sponsor of Chefs’ Night Out.