The Iowa City Downtown District is excited to announce the return of Top Chef: Downtown. We welcome the community back to celebrate the event in person on Monday, February 28th from 5:00 - 8:00pm at the Graduate Iowa City while also continuing to offer the popular take-home box (see other product for details). Our utmost priority is the health and safety of our staff and guests. For 2022, Top Chef: Downtown will require proof of a 72-hour (or less) negative COVID-19 test for each individual attending the event or Covid-19 vaccination for all guests and staff. We are continually adapting our policies in adherence with the most up-to-date health and safety protocols.
Top Chef: Downtown is the local culinary event of the spring. Downtown and Northside Marketplace restaurants prepare signature dishes from some of the area’s favorite restaurants, while area mixologists craft exquisite cocktails. This year, we are adding a barista category to the menu to represent downtown coffee shops! The title “Top Chef” is awarded by a panel of culinary experts and all guests can weigh in to determine the People’s Choice winner.
The official list of participating restaurants and menu items will be announced in February.
Top Chef: Downtown will return for the in-person event on Monday, February 28th from 5 - 8pm at the Graduate Iowa City. Tickets are individual and required for entrance into the event.
Ticket buyers will enjoy access to 17 food booths and 10 mixology stations. Attendees can sample as many or as few of the items as desired and will get the chance to vote for their favorites in the People's Choice Awards.
Entrees - 13 Restaurants
Mixology - 10 Bars/Restaurants
Dessert - 4 Restaurants
Baristas - 3 Coffee Shops
WHEN CHECKING OUT - select pickup or local delivery
IMPORTANT: If choosing local delivery, use the address 103 E. College Street, Suite 200, Iowa City, Iowa 52240
***Please note, NO refunds are available for Top Chef: Downtown