St. John’s Guest Chef Program Returns

Photos from Saint John’s Program Instagram showing previous guest chef program.
St. John’s Program for Real Change

St. John’s Program for Real Change’s popular guest-chef dinners will return in July after more than a yearlong hiatus caused by the pandemic.

Under the monthly program, local chefs prepare a three-course, $50 meal, which is served at St. John’s restaurant and catering facility by women enrolled in the nonprofit’s job training program. Some of the region’s leading chefs have participated, including chefs from Mulvaney’s B&L, Localis, Hawks, Biba and Grange.

The first dinner of 2021 will be on Thursday, July 1, featuring Suleka Sun-Lindley of Thai Basil. Subsequent meals will feature Deneb Williams of Allora (Aug. 5); private chef Christophe Cornet (Sept. 2); Aziz Bellarbi-Salah of Brasserie du Monde (Nov. 4); and Chris Nestor of House Kitchen & Bar (Dec. 2).

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About 250 tickets are available, and at $50 they go fast. Wine is available for purchase. The dinners take place at Plates Cafe and Catering at 14 Business Park Way. For tickets, go to