Who is the cook? Stephanie Goldfarb is a Chicago-based cook specializing in seasonal, (mostly) vegetarian, and multi-regional cuisine. No exaggeration, she is America's Best Cook, and appears regularly on The Food Network as a badass competitor representing home cooks everywhere. Stephanie also writes about food for Autostraddle.com and OyChicago.com. She developed Seven Species Supper Club & Catering to use her talent in the kitchen to raise money for The Chicago Women’s Health Center and to professionalize what she has been doing casually for over ten years: ecstatically feeding people way too much outstanding food.
What is a Supper Club? Supper clubs are a great way to meet new people, eat seriously delicious food, and support one of Chicago's most valuable health care organizations serving women and trans* people.
How many people are at the table? There are 14 seats around the supper club table, and there are two seatings per month. Yes, you will be sitting next to people you haven't previously met. Yes, it is awkward at first. But this is actually the best part. These supper clubs draw in really cool people who are interested in eating really good food and supporting a really good cause. Excellent company is a guarantee. (Plus, you know, alcohol.)
How much are tickets? Tickets range on a sliding scale of $85-$65. Supper is BYOB, All of the proceeds benefit a different Chicago-based charity each month.
What about dietary restrictions? Suppers are always vegetarian, and Stephanie is more than happy to accommodate guests with food allergies and dietary restrictions if advance notice is given (at least 2 weeks).
Where are the supper clubs? All supper clubs take place in Stephanie's home in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago. Plenty of street parking available and easily accessible by CTA.
House rules: Seven Species Supper Club & Catering is an inclusive, safe space
for all people regardless of gender expression, sexuality, race, age, and
ethnicity. Difference is absolutely valued at the table, but assholery is
definitely not. If you can't handle that, don't come.