in support of The Evolved Network NFP
brought to you by
2 x James Beard Award winning Chef Sarah Stegner
& Chef Sebastian White


in support of The Evolved Network NFP
brought to you by
2 x James Beard Award winning Chef Sarah Stegner
& Chef Sebastian White
601 Skokie Blvd, Northbrook, IL 60062

Thursday, February 2, 2023
5:30-8pm CST

Included with your purchase
  • passed canape
    5:30 – 6:00pm
  • 5 course dinner
    using seasonal and locally sourced ingredients
  • Custom wine pairings
    Prairie Grass Cafe
Fundraising Goal: $10,000
Please come out and support The Evolved Network, NFP as our mission provides culinary, gardening, and service experiences equipping youth in systemically oppressed communities with transformative healing, skills and support needed to evolve into masters of their unique gifts. 100% of the event profits will be donated to The Evolved Network, NFP to support our 2023 spring programming!
The Evolved Network is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Donations are tax-deductible for federal income tax purposes to the fullest extent allowed by law.

I’m extremely excited for the opportunity to continue to share my vision and passion for food as I get to partner with my dear friend, culinary legend, and The Evolved Network’s most fierce supporter and advocate, Chef Sarah Stegner at her restaurant Prairie Grass Cafe.

Through the leadership of Chef Sarah and her longtime partner and co-owner Chef George Bumbaris, Prairie Grass Cafe has become a culinary staple in the Chicagoland area. Prairie Grass Cafe’s commitment to supporting local farmers, sourcing local produce, and hosting events and fundraisers for crucial causes like ours speaks to the heart of the restaurant and their leadership. I am beyond honored and so fortunate to execute a 5-course menu on Thursday February 2, 2023 with Chef Sarah designed specifically for this occasion. In addition, we will have a thoughtfully selected wine pairing for each course.

- Sebastian White, The Evolved Network Founder and Executive Director

About the Chefs

Chef Sarah Stegner
Sarah Stegner is a chef and co-owner of Prairie Grass Café with business partner and longtime friend, George Bumbaris. She is passionate about local, seasonal and sustainable food. She has won two James Beard Foundation Awards for Rising Star Chef in 1994, and Best Chef Midwest in 1998. Sarah is a founding member and past president of Green City Market and continues to drive education surrounding the organic sustainable food movement into the mainstream. She is also a founding member of The Abundance Setting (501c3) that supports working women & mothers in the culinary industry.
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Chef Sebastian White
Sebastian is a trained psychotherapist, who was working with youth who were gang-involved, labeled at-risk, and many others who were simply struggling with the complexities of life before being hit and devastated by the unexpected deaths of both his aunt (Gwen Barjon) and father (William White Jr). In their honor, he founded The Evolved Network, NFP and established Evolved Kitchen and Garden, LLC. Sebastian seeks to inspire through food and use its lessons to heal.
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Special Thank You
Chef Sarah Stegner,
Chef George Bumbaris,
and the Prairie Grass Cafe team for their support, care, and action. We will pay it forward!