Book Alpana for a Speaking Engagement

โ€œAlpana was absolutely amazing. The best speaker ratings of the year so far. She nailed it across the board and the members have been raving about her all day. Entrepreneurial story, brilliant knowledge and worked the story telling angle throughout. Could not be more pleased with Alpana.โ€

Alpana is a Master Sommelier, Television Personality and Entrepreneur. She is the daughter of Fijian Immigrants and at the age of 26 became the youngest woman to pass the rigorous Master Sommelier Exam. Learn about her inspiring story of grit, determination and beating the odds.



WTTWโ€™s Emmy award-winning weekly restaurant review series Check, Please! is hosted by Alpana Singh, who moderates a rotating panel of three โ€œcitizenโ€ reviewers. Check, Please! airs every Friday night at 8:00 pm on WTTW Channel 11. Join us as we continue the journey around Chicago neighborhoods.

Would you like to be a guest on Check, Please!?

If you have a favorite Chicagoland eatery that you'd like to review on a future episode of Check, Please!, please complete the form below. We can only consider applications that recommend a restaurant not already reviewed on the show. Use the Search function on this site to make sure your choice is not in the list of already-reviewed restaurants.

Please note that in order to appear on the show, you must be able to take a few hours off on a weekday to participate in a taping at the WTTW studios. And remember, the more articulate you are on the entry form, the more likely it is that you'll be considered as a guest. Keep in mind that we love to hear about restaurants that are "off the beaten path" โ€“ the more unusual, the better!