CITY HALL — The city is congratulating a few of its top celebrity chefs on their induction into the local Chefs Hall of Fame this month.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proclaimed Thursday Richard Melman Day in Chicago, to celebrate the Lettuce Entertain You restaurateur.
Paul Kahan Day follows a week later, Oct. 17, celebrating the chef behind Blackbird, the Publican and avec, as well as the popular Wicker Park taco bar Big Star.
Alain Roby Day is Oct. 24, celebrating the longtime Hyatt Regency pastry chef.
All are among the inductees to the Chicago Chefs Hall of Fame in a ceremony set for Oct. 17 at Castle, 632 N. Dearborn St. The gala is also a fundraiser for the Chicago Culinary Museum, which aspires to create a set location for the Chicago Chefs Hall of Fame, which previously has honored Charlie Trotter, Rick Bayless and Jimmy Bannos, among others, going back to 2006.
Tickets are $125 a person, available online at the brownpapertickets.com website with the keyword "Chefs Hall of Fame." The tickets will be $149 at the door, if available.