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Taste of Chicago 2016

Taste of Chicago 2016 Applications Now Available

Applications for Five Day Vendors, Food Truck Vendors, and Pop Up Vendors for the 2016 Taste of Chicago are now being accepted. The Taste of Chicago takes place July 6 - 10, 2016. Submit your application for participation today! Applications are due Friday, February 26, 2016.

Restaurant Vendor Applications

For more information, see the City of Chicago's Taste of Chicago webpage.

The City of Chicago continues to promote Chicago's culinary community through the Taste of Chicago. Last year, the event received a tremendous amount of positive feedback and media attention, and Taste of Chicago vendors found participation to be an excellent marketing opportunity.

Completed application and supporting documentation should be delivered to:
Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events - Taste Office
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St., Rm. 400
Chicago, IL 60602

PLEASE NOTE: Here are the Insurance Requirements for Food Vendors that will be needed when contracting with the City if selected for Taste of Chicago.


Request for Proposals (RFPs) from Product/Service Providers

Proposals are now being accepted from vendors to supply the below products and services for the Taste of Chicago 2016.

  • Cardboard Sheets
  • Food Shelving
  • Generators
  • Grease Removal
  • Ice
  • Kitchen Equipment
  • Propane
  • Refueling Services
  • Security Services

To recieve an RFP with proposal specifications, please contact Samantha Vitale at


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