Urbanspace Challenge Chicago

Here at Urbanspace, the number one thing that gets us out of bed in the morning, besides the smell of Bobwhite’s fried chicken biscuit, is the opportunity to foster up-and-coming chefs and restaurateurs. Our food halls are deliciously dynamic stages that expose vendors to an audience of adventurous eaters, which builds and blossoms our vendors with every lunch rush. They're exciting, energizing, mouth-watering spaces fueled by creative culinary talent, and we’re always looking for ways to lessen the barriers of entry for the next best thing.

As we prepare to open our first midwest food hall in Chicago, we’re happy to announce the Urbanspace Challenge where we invite the ambitious emerging chefs of Chicagoland to apply for a sponsored space in our food hall - to 'Sing For Their Supper'? Er... 'Cook For Their Kitchen'! Starting today, any Chicagoland resident that feels they have the concept, talent, cooking chops and business acumen to make it in our newest bustling food hall can enter the Urbanspace Challenge here. You better hurry though, submissions are only open for a month.

Tell us your story. Create a representative (and charming!) video that gives us the nitty gritties on why you’re prepared to tempt Chicago with your unique food. Best of luck — we can’t wait to taste the competition.