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Founded in 1874, the Chicago Jewelers' Association (CJA) is the United States oldest and most prestigious jewelry industry group. The CJA provides a forum for retailers, wholesalers, sales representatives, and manufacturers to exchange vital information and new ideas. This networking opportunity has been found to be invaluable by some of the industry's most successful professionals.

CHOPPED Chicago Style Event on March 19th from 6:00-9:00

It’s time to take on a culinary adventure! Let’s mix and mingle at an arrival reception with delightful hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

Now you are ready! It’s time to roll up your sleeves, in teams, as you immerse in the cuisine of the evening to create two signature recipe items (see below). Work alongside your colleagues preparing the perfect signature recipe. A true test for your palate. Competition to prepare the best will be amazing and ribbons will be awarded!

After this first interaction, feel free to mingle with different members of the group for a lovely sit-down dinner. Now, this is an evening to remember…a chance to truly engage in a fun, interactive activity you don’t get to do every day.

The evening will last about 2 1/2-3 hours. An evening designed to bring out our culinary intuition and creativity!


** $80 per guest includes:

** Arrival reception with passed hors d’oeuvres

** A Hands-on competition

** A Sit-down dinner

** All taxes and gratuities

•OPTIONAL: A 2-Drink” beer/wine package is available for $16 per guest, including tax & gratuity.