What is a typical dinner at Rogue Philanthropy like?
Each dinner hosted by Rogue + Chef Dave is unique, with a menu announced in advance on a cultural or cuisine-based theme. While the menu may include some tried-and-true favorites, particularly from Chef Dave’s seafood specialty, we’re always willing to let our guests try something new with us. Rogue’s venue doesn’t hold more than 40 for our seated dinners, so each is an intimate social experience. You’ll get to know some other interesting people, for sure. Dress to impress or in your most relaxed weekend-wear – the setting is cozy and designed to foster a laid-back and enjoyable experience.
What are the charitable organizations that Rogue Philanthropy is involved with?
Our partner organization is The Arts of Life, an incredible program dedicated to building community and meaning among adults with developmental / intellectual disabilities. Find out more about The Arts of Life here. As Rogue grows, we aim to partner with other organizations that provide similarly exceptional services.
Do you offer gift certificates?
We do! Please email or call and we’ll set it up; there’s no online purchase form for gift certificates.
I would like to help, what can I do?
Great! You can help by attending an upcoming dinner and spreading the word. We’re always looking for volunteers, too. Every dinner we hold is served by a staff of volunteers – if you have serving experience or are willing to learn drop us a line. Also needed: cooks, bartenders, hosts, photographers, bloggers, instagrammers, artists, and PR/media folks. And as with all non-profits, you can always make an impact by donating funds or food.
I’d like to host my own dinner. What are the facilities like, and how many people can I invite?
The Rogue Philanthropy event space is on Chicago Ave in a converted storefront. We call it “industrial chic” though really the space can be dressed up or down depending on your needs. There is seating for 40 people and a lounge area with couches. Full kitchen, in-suite bathroom + closet; it’s a really versatile space. Learn more and view photos of the space here.
What is parking like near Rogue Philanthropy? Is it accessible via public transportation?
Parking is actually quite easy either on Chicago Ave. or the neighboring streets. The Chicago, Grand, and California buses all run nearby but we’re not within walking distance of a train, so sorry.
When will you open the actual restaurant?
We are excited to become the first real philanthropub in Chicago; but as a group of volunteers we’re a long way away from realizing that vision. If you’re a donor or fundraiser looking for an innovative organization that’s breaking the mould on meeting the needs of underserved people in your community, please get in touch – major funds are needed to realize this vision.