Real Urban Barbecue
Dean Eliacostas is the Executive Chef at Real Urban Barbecue, located in downtown Highland Park, Vernon Hills and Oak Brook. Chef Dean...MORE
Todd English Enterprises
One of the most decorated, respected, and charismatic chefs in the world, Todd English has enjoyed a staggering number of accolades ... MORE
Dos Urban Cantina
Dos Urban Cantina is a restaurant inspired by the boldness and bounty of Mexico. The menu is an original interpretation of Mexican... MORE
Northern Lights Poutine & Deli
Chef Brad is founder of Chicago’s new Northern Lights Poutine & Deli. A Corporate Public Relations Expert by trade, Brad took a leap... MORE
Shokolad Pastry & Café
Halyna originally from Ternopil Ukraine became a Chicagoan in the mid-nineties. She began her culinary career in Europe and continued... MORE
Born and raised in the rolling, forested hills of Southern Indiana, Paul Fehribach calls the small town of Jasper home and vividly recalls... MORE
Christopher Fennell grew up in the Western suburbs of Chicago and studied philosophy and English before enrolling in Kendall College... MORE
Marcos Flores joins Richard Sandoval Restaurants to serve as executive chef of Chicago-based Latinicity that opened in November 2015. Originally...MORE.
Since joining the Imperial Group, Chef Kok Lam “Andy” Foo proved to be a vital leader in both the creative and culinary development... MORE
Phillip Foss, Chef and Owner of EL ideas, turns preconceived notions of elite dining upside down with his restaurant hidden on... MORE
Nonna Santi's Biscotti
Jo-Marie Frigo, owner of Nonna Santi's Biscotti, supplies Chicago with traditional, Italian biscotti, based on her Nonna's recipe from... MORE
Dirk and Terry Fucik
Dirk's Fish and Gourmet Shop
Dirk Fucik has been in the fish business for 42 years. Thirteen years ago, Dirk and his wife, Terry opened Dirk’s Fish & Gourmet... MORE
Renowned Latin-American chef Jose Garces translates his rich cultural traditions and culinary vision into personal dining experiences... MORE
Lorena Garcia Tapas/ Lorena Garcia Cocina
Venezuelan-born restaurateur, TV personality, TV producer and published author Lorena Garcia is currently one of the country’s leading... MORE
720 South Bar
Chef Mario’s inspiring culinary career path with the Hilton Chicago started on May 13, 1996, where he served as a Food Runner/Pot Washer. A short... MORE
Robert's Pizza Company
Robert Garvey, a New York native, has been an entrepreneur, business owner, playwright, teacher and most recently, certified... MORE
Acanto / The Gage
As executive chef at Acanto and The Gage, Chris Gawronski brings inherent talent and genuine passion to every dish he creates. Growing up... MORE
Chef Carlos Gaytan’s culinary journey has been one of hard work, persistence and dedication. Having arrived in Chicago in early 1991, he began a career at Sheraton North Shore Hotel, quickly...MORE.
Bittersweet Pastry Shop
Pastry Chef Mindy Gohr attended Le Cordon Bleu Chicago where she mastered classic techniques and recipes and earned a degree...MORE.
Chef Matt Goodman, originally from Carol Stream, IL, began his culinary career at Johnson & Wales University in Miami, Florida. He returned to Chicago in 2006...MORE.
Cameron Grant has striven for the last 15 years to excel in creating food and managing kitchens, starting with his University cafeteria...MORE.
Since her childhood cooking with her grandparents on their ranch in Victoria, Texas, Sarah Grueneberg knew she was destined to work...MORE.
Dennis Gutierrez currently serves as Chef De Cuisine at River North’s casual neighborhood restaurant and bar, Kinmont. His first experience... MORE
Jason Hammel, along with his wife Amalea Tshilds, is the chef and owner of Chicago’s, Lula Café in Logan Square. Known for vibrant flavors... MORE
III Forks Steakhouse
Growing up in a family of deep Southern roots Chef Cedric Harden's passion for food sparked at a very early age. When Chef Harden was....MORE
Jim Heflin attended the University of Illinois at Champagne/Urbana as well as the Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago. Since then...MORE.
Perry Hendrix’s penchant for fresh local ingredients and calm demeanor make him perfectly suited for avec and Blackbird. Although Hendrix is at home in the kitchen, he came to cooking by way of wine...MORE.
Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
Interestingly enough, Nate credits PBS and a lack of alternative programming for sparking his interest in cooking. "Growing up in rural...MORE.
The Duck Inn
Chef Kevin Hickey joined the Rockit Ranch Productions team in 2013 as the new Chef/Partner of Bottlefork and The Duck Inn as well as...MORE.
FIG & OLIVE
With over 15 years of international experience in Paris, New York, Monaco, and Saint Marie, Wilfrid Hocquet joins FIG & OLIVE as Executive Chef. French born...MORE.
Chef John Hogan is a fixture in the Chicago culinary community. He started his career at four-star Everest, Kikki’s Bistro and the... MORE
Luke was born and raised in Cape Elizabeth, a small town on the coast of Maine. He spent his sunny summers lobstering in his hand-made skiff... MORE
Floriole Cafe & Bakery
Sandra Holl graduated from the University of Colorado with a BA in French but decided to go to culinary school after tiring of working...MORE.
Executive Chef Trevor Hoyte, trained in the style of Classical French Cuisine with a modern contemporary approach, as he marries those... MORE
Girl & the Goat / Little Goat Diner / Duck Duck Goat
Stephanie Izard was born in Chicago, Illinois. She grew up in Stamford, Connecticut, and attended the University of Michigan followed... MORE.
Eddie Jackson, The Next Food Network Star (Season 11) Winner, has created the perfect combination of two of his greatest passions: food and fitness! After retiring from the NFL, he took...
Orange County-born, Chef C.J. Jacobson is best known for his ‘rustic-refined’ way of cooking. His craft revolves around hyper-seasonal, local California ingredients... MORE.
Joseph 'JJ' Johnson
Chef Joseph "JJ" Johnson is a James Beard-nominated Executive Chef at The Cecil and Minton's, both based in Harlem, NY. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, he went on to hone his skills in some of New York’s most esteemed kitchens including Centro Vinoteca, MORE.
Old Town Pour House
As the corporate executive chef for Bottleneck Management, Paul Katz oversees the culinary programs at all restaurant properties... MORE.
Executive Chef Jon Keeley brings a breath of fresh air into Gemini Restaurant Group. With a career spanning multiple styles of cuisine... MORE.
Longman & Eagle
A native of Plainfield, Kerney began working at restaurants as a busboy, quickly working his way into the kitchen. In Chicago, he got... MORE.
Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House Chicago
A Chicagoland native, Key started working in restaurants at the age of 13, washing dishes and working the fry station at a Chinese restaurant... MORE.
Chef Jeremy Kiens was born and raised in Washington State, an area renowned for fresh seafood, an abundance of market fresh produce, and... MORE.
Award-winning Chef Bill Kim was born in Seoul, Korea and immigrated to the United States at age 7. His first formal kitchen duty – roasting... MORE.
Shaun King was named executive chef of The Dawson in late 20214. With a resume encompassing modern American, French and Japanese... MORE.
mk The Restaurant
Chef Michael Kornick, founder and owner of mk the restaurant and co-owner of DMK Restaurants is a nationally recognized leader... MORE.
Chung Jung One Gochujang Sauce
Chef Edward Lee is the chef/owner of 610 Magnolia, The Wine Studio & MilkWood in Louisville, KY and the culinary director for Succotash in Maryland. He has received multiple finalist nominations... MORE.
Born and raised in Du Quoin, Ill., Dylan Lipe has always been inspired by the personal connection food can create with otherwise complete... MORE.
A Chicago native, Aaron is responsible for developing GreenRiver's menu with new twists on simple, comforting American dishes, as well... MORE.
New Rebozo Chicago
Francisco Lopez, known as Chef Paco is the Chef/Owner of one of The Best Authentic Mexican Restaurants in Oak Park and Chicago land... MORE.