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Chefs’ Night Off
Catering and Private Events


Chefs' Night Off Events

What We Do
Catering/Private Events/Weddings/Corporate Events/Parties

Chefs’ Night Off started as an ongoing series of “pirate” dinners, conceptualized and executed by cooks and bartenders from Indianapolis’ most respected restaurants. This was an opportunity to showcase the developing talents of Indy’s culinary scene and locally owned restaurants and bars with a focus on slow food. The idea is to help cultivate Indy’s food scene and community. To get cooks working with other cooks exchanging ideas, having fun, and talking shit.  That idea has now since grown into multiple markets, cross pollinating talent from many cities.

We facilitate a creative think tank for America’s culinary and bar talent. The chefs interact with the guests to create a dining experience like no other. There is no “razzle dazzle,” and no unnecessary frills. Just the people who put the flame to the pan breaking loose for one night and bringing to life their cuisines, their way.

Private Events/Weddings:  From in home culinary demonstrations and private meals to weddings Chefs Night Off can provide you with a culinary experience unlike any other.  We work with every client to make certain they and their guests have the best experience possible.  Tired of bacon wrapped asparagus and a Caprese salad at your events?  So are we.  We will work with local farms and farmers to provide you and your guests with the highest quality, locally and ethically sourced product available.

Eco friendly/Sustainable weddings:  Allow us to help you plan your special day while keeping the environment and your budget in mind.

Due to the individual and unique nature of our events we do not offer “packages”.  Instead we prefer to tailor the experience to our clients needs and budget.


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Industry Valentines Day Dinner

CharBlue and CNO Present:
Industry Valentines Day Dinner

Hello lovers! It is that time of year that we show some appreciation to our industry brothers and sisters and this year we are doing it in style at one of Indy’s newest restaurants, CharBlue. CharBlue is owned by Gary Brackett and Jeremiah Hamman. If you have ever dined at any of Jeremiahs spots you know the service is top notch and we plan to showcase that this evening with the culinary sorcery of CharBlue’s house Chef Ricky Hatfield in conjunction with Steven Oakley and Omar Guzman.

Who: Steven Oakley / Oakleys Bistro, Omar Guzman/Cobblestone Grill, Ricky Hatfield/CharBlue
What: Cocktail hour then 5 collaborative courses celebrating love! EARLY BIRD TICKETS FOR $50!
$70 for non industry. $40 if you are a restaurant or bar employee. Please reach out to me for the industry presale code if you work at a restaurant.
When: 2/19 at 6:30pm for the cocktail hour, 7:30 for dinner
Where: CharBlue 141 East Washington Street
We look forward to feeding you,

Fine print and such: Beverage and gratuity not included in the ticket price. Menu modifications will be politely declined. If you have an allergy please communicate so with myself and we will do our best to accomodate. Industry tickets will be preferentially sold to those currently working in a restaurant or bar. Refunds will be given 72 hours prior to the event.

Illusions Magical Popup with Craig Baker Night

CNO Presents:
Illusions Magical Popup with Craig Baker Night

Do you believe in magic? We do. Remember all the wonder, surprise and joy you were filled with as a child when you experienced a magic show? We do too. In an effort to re awaken your youthful spirit we are ressurecting Illusions, an Indianapolis culinary and magical classic. Celebrity Chef, Male Model Craig Baker and Chefs Night Off have teamed up with former Illusions magicians Taylor Martin, Ryan Siebert and Pat Smith to bring you a night of sorcery and wonder! We also located “Izzy” the Illusions Porsche. This has been a long time in the making and we are excited to share this evening with you!
Who: Craig Baker with the help of Magicians Taylor Martin, Ryan Siebert and Pat Smith.

What: 6 courses magic and more. $85. Magicians will be performing table side magic throughout service.

When: Saturday, April Fools, 4/1 at 6:30pm
Where: Plow & Anchor

Fine print and such: Beverage and gratuity not included in the ticket price. Menu modifications will be politely declined. If you have an allergy please communicate so with myself and we will do our best to accommodate. If you are meeting another party please send us an email with the name under which they purchased their tickets. Refunds can be given 72 hours prior to the event. No special requests can be honored due to the nature of this event. Craig Baker is not a celebrity chef, yet.



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We love all of you, unless you are a nazi or bigot…then we do not like you. We like hearing from you. Feel free to shoot us questions about upcoming dinners or submit yourself to potentially cook a future dinner. We also do catering for private dinners and events.

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