Executive Chef Devon Quinn’s interest in the hospitality industry was sparked at the age of eight, when his parents first brought him...MORE.
The Chicago Athletic Association Hotel is pleased to announce Christian Ragano as Executive Chef of Cindy’s. Ragano will oversee the culinary... MORE
Old Town Social
Bjorn Rasmussen is the Corporate Chef for hospitality group Element Collective concepts, including Nellcôte, RM Champagne Salon... MORE
Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue
Duce was destined for the food industry. Son of Chef Larry Raymond and nephew of Dave Raymond, the creators of Sweet Baby Ray’s ... MORE
In October 2015 Reich Family Kitchens, CCO Greg Reich (Chief Confectionary Officer), COO Jeff Reich (Chief Operating Officer), and ...MORE.
The Berghoff Restaurant
Chef Reichel has been a part of the Berghoff family for more than 20 years. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Reichel... MORE
The Signature Room at the 95th ®
With 13 years of kitchen experience under his belt at The Signature Room on the 95th floor of the John Hancock Center, Executive Chef...MORE.
Carmine's / Rosebud Steakhouse
We introduce Anthony Reyes, a Chicago native and award-winning Chef. He is a University of Arizona & Scottsdale Culinary Institute... MORE
Flo & Santos
Born and raised on the Southside of Chicago, Mark has always had a passion for the culinary arts. Watching “The Frugal Gourmet” television...MORE.
Executive Chef Matt Riordan, who heads the kitchen at both Saigon Sisters and Bang Chop Thai Kitchen, is a Chicago native... MORE
Harry Caray’s Restaurant Group
Rosetti started his culinary career with Disney, where his obvious talent led to his rapid elevation to a chef task force charged with...MORE.
All before the age of 30, Patrick Russ constantly and passionately worked his way up in the cooking-ranks, now earning the title of Executive Chef...MORE.
Bernie's Lunch & Supper
Chef Ryan Sand is a Partner with Peas & Carrots Hospitality Group and Executive Chef at Bernie’s Lunch & Supper in River North, Chicago. Sand... MORE
Richard Sandoval Restaurants
Growing up in Mexico City, Richard Sandoval would join his grandmother in the kitchen and gather around her large table with family...MORE.
May St. Cafe & Steakhouse
Mario Santiago began his acquisition to excellence in the culinary perfection back in the late seventies working in his family businesses...MORE.
Allison is the sous-chef at Local Foods' Stock Cafe. She's helped lead the kitchens at Sunday Dinner Club and Hoosier Mama Pie Company. She...MORE.
Chef Nathan Sears discovered his career in cooking by circumstance. A Midwest native, born in Arkansas and raised in Chicago's south...MORE.
Mindy Segal specializes in contemporary American cuisine, placing a modern twist on traditional classics. Segal was awarded the prestigious...MORE.
WHY BBQ? “For the past two years, I have traveled the South and Midwest taking in and experiencing the many styles, techniques, and...MORE.
A chef and restaurateur, Patrick Sheerin, is the executive chef/managing partner of Trenchermen restaurant in Chicago’s Wicker Park... MORE.
A native Chicagoan, chef/partner Bruce Sherman of Chicago’s North Pond restaurant utilizes influences from his travels and cooking... MORE.
After graduating from Kendall College in 2008 with a degree in culinary arts, Matt Sliwinski (known fondly as "Skittles") accepted... MORE.
Chicago q / Blue Door Kitchen & Garden
Art Smith is a critically acclaimed celebrity chef and co-owner of the highly successful restaurants Art and Soul in Washington D.C.... MORE
Eddie V's Prime Seafood
Anamaria Solis grew up in the historic food town of Sante Fe, New Mexico. The youngest and only girl in a family of 5. At a young age... MORE
Barry Sorkin a former IT professional who left his safe and comfortable career to pursue his dream of bringing his passion for great... MORE
As a young boy , Jose Sosa grew up helping out on his grandparent’s farm in a small town outside Mexico city. It was on the farm that he... MORE
At the ripe age of 24, Joanna Stachon has already ascended the ranks in the kitchen to become executive chef at Ada Street. Wise... MORE
John Stage, the founder and owner of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, began his career in cooking out on the open road. In 1983, John and two... MORE
Filini Bar and Restaurant
Starr’s passion for food started at young age growing up on the South Side of Chicago in Bridgeport. He loved to be in the kitchen... MORE
freestyle food and drink at Dana Hotel and Spa
Geordan Stenson is a native of Illinois and lived in Chicago off and on for most of his life. Geordan is constantly inspired by the produce... MORE
Acclaimed chef Michael Taus is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York who began his career working... MORE
Thoma is an award-winning and critically acclaimed restaurant operators from the Twin Cities—instrumental in creating Minneapolis iconic... MORE
Coda Di Volpe
Chris Thompson has spent more than half his life in kitchens. At 35 years old, he’s held positions at two acclaimed restaurants... MORE
Italian Village Restaurant
More than 40 years of professional cooking and management experience. Executive Chef of The Village in Italian Village family of Restaurants. His cooking... MORE.
Light-hearted. Playful. Composed. These are words that The Dawson’s pastry chef Ashley Torto often ascribes to her desserts... MORE.
Matt Troost did what many chefs did during their coming-of-age: soul searching and finding a true passion in cooking. For Troost, it was... MORE.
Pearl Tavern / Son of A Butcher Tavern
Corporate chef, Frank Valdez, knew he wanted to become a chef from an early age. A Chicago native, Valdez decided to enroll at the... MORE
Jared Van Camp
Named the "Sausage King of Chicago" by food writer Heather Shouse (TimeOut, Food & Wine), "Best New Chef in Chicago" by,... MORE.
Tom Van Lente
After gaining national recognition at the Bib Gourmand-honored TWO and the renowned taco mecca, Big Star, Tom Van Lente is back... MORE.
SIMI Winery Executive Chef Kolin Vazzoler grew up in North Vancouver, British Columbia, where his Italian grandfather made wine and grappa... MORE.
Uncle Bub’s BBQ
Kyle was born and raised in the Chicagoland area and began his culinary career over 10years ago. Kyle attended the Le Cordon Bleu Chicago. While... MORE.
La Storia/Blue Door Kitchen & Garden
Rey Villalobos has been an innovative member of Chicago’s culinary community, serving as
chef de cuisine to celebrated tastemaker Art Smith... MORE.
Working in a kitchen is deeply engrained in Chef Jason Vincent, who started cooking at age 15 at a pizza restaurant in Cleveland, OH. Jason studied at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park... MORE.
Perennial Virant / Vie / Vistro
Since opening his flagship restaurant Vie in Western Springs, IL, in 2004, Chef Paul Virant has risen to nationwide acclaim for his contemporary Midwestern... MORE.
oak + char
A Chicago native, David Wang’s heritage fueled his interest in cooking. His parents instilled in him a love and curiosity about cooking ... MORE.
Zachery Walrath learned to love the restaurant business at a young age. Between his father who worked for a food distribution company... MORE.
He is considered as one of the chefs with major international projection due to his experimental technique,
South Water Kitchen
South Water Kitchen is a culinary love letter to Chicago, the home Executive Chef Roger Waysok loves and has always lived in. Drawing... MORE
Longman & Eagle/ Dusek's Board & Beer/ The Promontory
Chef Jared Wentworth brings over 20 years of cooking experience to Longman & Eagle, Dusek’s Board and Beer, and Promontory. Versed ... MORE
ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen
Tim Wildin conceived of and developed ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen based on his experiences growing up eating Thai food in Bangkok ... MORE
Andrea Williams, Chef de Cuisine at ZED451, was born in Jacksonville, Florida. She attended Florida State University in Tallahassee... MORE
mk The Restaurant/ County BBQ
Chef Erick Williams joined the opening team at mk The Restaurant in 1998 and took over leadership of the kitchen in the fall 2008. Under... MORE
Barn & Company
Gary Wiviott is a nationally recognized barbecue authority. From the popular online tutorial that started it all to his lively cooking demonstrations... MORE
Nico Osteria’s chef de cuisine and 2015 James Beard Foundation “Best Chef: Great Lakes” nominee, Erling Wu-Bower’s focus and intensity... MORE
Hutch American Bistro
Arizona born but Texas bred; Marc Wuenschel grew up and began his culinary career in Texas. Marc has been in the Chicago market... MORE.
Takashi Yagihashi has been lauded from consumers and critics alike for his exquisite ways of melding contemporary French, Asian and American cuisine. In... MORE.
Alvaro Zamudio joined the team in 1991 when Kinzie Chophouse opened its doors 25 years ago . With over 35 years in the culinary... MORE
Chef Zetina started working for Pazzo's in 1995 under Executive Chef Claudio Brusamolino, a classically trained chef from Northern Italy. The... MORE.