Chicago Chef Paul Kahan brings inspiring and iconic chefs from across the nation for exclusive menus to ship through One Off at Home
Award-winning One Off Hospitality Group launched a nationwide meal kit delivery program during the pandemic called One Off At Home, delivering their beloved and iconic Chicago dishes to doorsteps across the country.
Now, Executive Chef/Partner Paul Kahan is launching a Culinary Greats Series through One Off at Home, calling upon some of the most highly acclaimed names in the industry who have inspired him throughout the years to collaborate. The series will feature iconic menus from five chefs across the country, available exclusively through the One Off at Home national delivery service for only three weeks each.
“These chefs are absolute masters in their crafts and have all inspired me personally in various ways,” says Kahan. “It’s always been a highlight to travel to new cities and experience their incredible restaurants, so it’s an exciting opportunity to collaborate with them and share their iconic cuisines and flavors with fans nationwide while travel is still limited.”
The Culinary Greats Series schedule and line-up of chefs includes:
- 3/2 – 3/21: Michael Symon, Food Network star, James Beard Award winner, cookbook author and chef-owner of Angeline, Bar Symon and Mabel’s BBQ
- 3/22 – 4/11: Aarón Sánchez, chef/owner of Johnny Sánchez in New Orleans, founder of the Aarón Sánchez Scholarship Fund, judge on FOX’s MasterChef and MasterChef Junior, James Beard Award winner and three-time author
- 4/12 – 5/2: Jonathan Waxman, chef/owner of Barbuto and Jams in New York City, Adele’s in Nashville and Baffi in Atlanta, three-time cookbook author and James Beard Award winner
- 5/3 – 5/23: Nina Compton, chef/owner of Compère Lapinin and Bywater American Bistro in New Orleans, James Beard Award winner and Top Chef finalist
- 5/24 – 6/13: Chris Cosentino, chef/co-owner of Delicious MFG & CO — including Jackrabbit in Portland, Acacia House in Napa Valley and Rosalie in Houston — as well as cookbook author and winner of Top Chef Masters
The series will kick off with Chef Michael Symon’s menu, available from March 2 to 21. The multi-course menu features classic dishes from Symon’s award-winning restaurant in Atlantic City, Angeline, an ode to classic Italian food. The meal kit includes dinner for four, featuring: Angeline’s Antipasta, a delicious combination of fresh mozzarella with sweet and spicy roasted peppers; Rosemary Focaccia bread; Mom’s Meatballs with Pomodoro; and Michael’s Sunday Sauce with fresh rigatoni.
Proceeds from each Culinary Greats meal kit will go to a charity of the collaborating chef’s choice. Additionally, each One Off at Home kit includes free shipping across the US and is hand-packed within insulated liners and ice packs to ensure all items arrive fresh and cool. More details about the specific menus from the following chefs to come.
“One Off at Home is a concept that we’ve been thinking of starting for years and intend to continue on with well beyond the pandemic,” remarks Karen Browne, CEO of One Off Hospitality. “There has been a pivotal shift in the way our guests can experience dining. Even as our restaurants come back to full operations, we intend to meet our guests wherever they want to experience our food — be it within our four walls or within the comfort of their homes.”
About One Off at Home: Chicago’s One Off Hospitality Group has acted as a trailblazer within Chicago’s iconic dining community for over two decades, bringing true hospitality and award-winning cuisine to the city’s most beloved neighborhoods. In 2020, the nine-time James Beard Award-winning restaurant group launched One Off at Home, a national delivery and meal kit service that ships their iconic dishes to doorsteps across the country, expanding their footprint beyond the Windy City and making those exclusive dishes more accessible. For current offerings and dishes available, visit their website.
About One Off Hospitality: One Off Hospitality is the Chicago based collective responsible for managing and operating an array of outstanding dining and bar concepts including avec – West Loop & River North, The Violet Hour, The Publican, Big Star – Wicker Park & Wrigleyville, Publican Quality Meats, Publican Quality Bread and Dove’s Luncheonette. Driven by a team of the nation’s leading industry innovators (Executive Chef Paul Kahan, Partner Donnie Madia, Partner Terry Alexander, Partner Eduard Seitan, Partner Peter Garfield, and Partner Rick Diarmit (1959-2018), One Off holds true to the ethos that every project is unique, and operated in a spirit of complete and utter creativity. It suggests that each venture might be the last, which is why every individual concept is handled with the utmost attention to detail and character. For over 23 years, One Off has led the dining progression in many of Chicago’s most beloved neighborhoods, going on to garner an impressive portfolio of prestigious industry accolades for everything from fine dining to fast casual, and interior design to inventive beverage programs. Collectively the group has earned nine James Beard Foundation Awards of Excellence, received stars from Michelin Guide, and mentored talents to earn top honors such as Food & Wine Best New Chef, StarChefs Rising Stars and more. For more information, please visit their website.