Top Chef Downtown: From our Top Chefs to Your Kitchen

Monday, February 22nd, Tuesday, February 23rd, and Wednesday, February 24th


3:00 – 7:00pm – Pop-Up Shops located in Black Hawk Mini Park in the Pedestrian Mall – across from US Bank and next to Iowa Artisans Gallery downtown.

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. We invite the community to join us for another year of Top Chef: Downtown! For the safety and well-being of our attendees & staff, we will not be hosting the event in-person as we have traditionally. This year, the popular event will offer an alternative at-home experience sponsored by Hills Bank: Top Chef Downtown: From our Top Chefs to Your Kitchen.

For 2021, Top Chef: Downtown will be celebrating downtown’s culinary diversity and talents in a completely new interactive way. Chefs will create recipes and put together the ingredients or provide a take-and-bake style course for an at-home cooking experience unlike any other. The event will give the community the chance to be a Top Chef of their own at home with the help of downtown’s restaurants and chefs. It will feature & support the chefs, mixologists, and businesses that have been staples of the event over the last 11 years. Although we are not able to celebrate Top Chef: Downtown in-person, you can still enjoy appetizing entrees, delicious desserts, and hand-crafted drinks.

Tickets for the at-home Top Chef: Downtown experience will go on sale Friday, January 15th via the Downtown Iowa City Market website. Top Chef: Downtown: From our Top Chefs to Your Kitchen is built for 2 people to enjoy and includes:

  • 6-course meal including entrees and a dessert
  • 4 Drinks
The Top Chef Downtown: From our Top Chefs to Your Kitchen will be available for pick-up on three dates. You will get to select your pick-up date at the time of purchase:
  • Monday, February 22nd
  • Tuesday, February 23rd
  • Wednesday, February 24th

Only 300 tickets will be available with 100 boxes available for pick-up on each date offered.

Stay tuned to see the list of participating restaurants and official menu items.

***Please note, NO shipping or refunds are available for Top Chef: Downtown