Event Confirmation

Thanks so much for registering for an upcoming Great Full Plate event.

We’re looking forward to cooking up new memories with you!

Reach out to chef@greatfullplate.org with any questions.

Chris Blackburn
Executive Chef

Ashley Blackburn
Event Coordinator

We’re a husband-and-wife team based in the northwest Chicago suburbs with 30+ years of restaurant and hospitality industry experience between us. Chris got his start learning to craft handmade pasta at a family-owned Italian restaurant, went on to graduate at the top of his class in culinary school, and spent several years as a seasonal chef alternating summers and winters at high-end beach clubs and ski resorts before venturing out as a private chef. Ashley brings our events and classes to life as a veteran waitress and craft brewery tour guide – and as a professional educator with a background in leadership development, curriculum design, and experiential learning. She believes every day is a theme party waiting to happen and will work with you to make your most imaginative event ideas a reality.