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Chicago FAQ



What is available with an individual ticket, and what can I attend with a Conference Pass, Food Enthusiast Pass or Kitchen-Sink Pass?



Are tickets and passes available at the door? 

Tickets and passes are available only in advance by purchasing them online. To purchase tickets and passes, click here


Where do I pick up my Conference Pass, Food Enthusiast Pass or Kitchen Sink Pass?

You may pick up your pass at the following locations:

On Saturday, October 3 from 9am - 6pm at Festival HQ: Morgan's on Fulton , 950 W Fulton Market Chicago, IL 60607 (Conference Pass, Food Enthusiast Pass or Kitchen Sink Pass). 

On Sunday, October 4 from 12 noon - 5pm at the All Star BBQ in Palmer Square (Food Enthusiast Pass or Kitchen Sink Pass). The entrance for the All Star BBQ in Palmer Square is located at the east end of the park near the intersection of W. Palmer Ct and N. Humboldt Ave. 

If you have a Kitchen Sink Pass, you may also pick up your pass on Friday, October 2 from 7pm - 10pm at the Mother of Pearl Dinner at Local Foods (1427 W Willow St, Chicago, IL 60642) or on Saturday, October 3 from 7pm - 9pm at April Bloomfield's Pop Up Gastropub at Virgin Hotels Chicago (203 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60601).

Please bring a photo ID to pick up your pass.

You do not need to print your Eventbrite confirmation to pick up your pass, your name will be on the list at check-in.

Once you pick up your pass, you'll use your pass to gain entry to all festival events. Please keep your pass with you at all times as it is the only way we can grant you access to festival events. 


Do I need to print my ticket if I’m attending a single event?

If you are attending the All-Star BBQ, please either print your ticket or have your ticket available on your smartphone.

If you are attending the Mother of Pearl Dinner or April Bloomfield's Pop Up Gastropub, you do not need to bring a ticket. Your name will be on a list at the door.

Please bring a photo ID to all events.


Where and when are the festival events?

Please see the full schedule of events, with dates, time and locations, here


How do I get to the festival?

All festival locations are easily accessible by public transportation or car.

On Saturday, the closest train station to Morgan's on Fulton is the Morgan Pink/Green Line stop. On Sunday, the closest train stations to the All-Star BBQ are the Logan Square or California Blue Line stops. 

If you are driving to the festival, street parking and public garages are available. Please drive responsibly. 

Do you grant access to press?

We sure do!

To apply for Taste Talks 2015 press access, please fill out this form.

For Taste Talks Chicago inquiries, please contact 


Can I bring my kid?

The All-Star BBQ is free for kids 5 years and younger. Kids 6 years and older must hold a ticket.

The Conference is open to anyone 16 years or older. All attendees regardless of age must have a pass to attend the conference.

All other events are 21+ only.

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