Meet Your Urbanspace Challenge Chicago Judges


Our judges are more than just industry titans who can effortlessly pose for a perfect photo op — they bear the heavy weight of deciding which of our three finalists will win the Urbanspace Chicago challenge, changing their lives, and carving out a new space in Chicago’s food scene.

The Urbanspace Challenge is an opportunity for us to provide a valuable platform for small business development within the restaurant industry. Winners of the challenge receive 3-months of free rent in one of our locations, but the reward goes well beyond the chance to operate a brick-and-mortar location in a bustling food hall.

Our panel of judges has decades of experience across the food and hospitality industries. From real estate development to menu design and culinary expertise, they are the perfect team to help us launch a new career. We’re so excited for them to meet our Chicago challenge finalists, and make one talented entrepreneur’s dreams comes true!

The final tasting to determine our winner will be held in Chicago on Wednesday, October, 16.