Millennium Park | Chicago
Dane Neal is a host and creator of both local and national radio programs and food features having aired on hundreds of stations for over 15 years. When it comes to “Food Radio”, for almost a decade Dane Neal has interviewed food favorites from Emeril Lagasse and Bobby Flay to the legendary Jacques Pepin & Wolfgang Puck. Top Chef’s Tom Colicchio, Andrew Zimmern and all things bizarre…Mario Batali, Giada, Guy Fieri and food enthusiasts everywhere, Dane Neal has talked to so many of the people who have cooked and tasted it all.
As co-host of Restaurant Radio America, Access Appetite and Flavor HD on Chicago’s WGN 720, Dane has broadcast live from the Food and Wine Classic at Aspen, the South Beach Wine and Food Fest and has been on the scene covering the biggest food events in the country including The Great American Beer Festival, The American Royal World Series of BBQ and Food and Wine functions from New York to Napa. Dane has also helped to shape or support many great charity and culinary efforts, serving as Master of Ceremonies, Judge or featured speaker at numerous events including Cochon 555, St Croix Food and Wine Experience, Baconfest Chicago, Food Fight Write in conjunction with the World Food Championships & many many more.
Dane lives with his family in suburban Chicagoland where he cooks up Food Radio for America, helps food stars FLY through “Jet Chefs” AND is bringing the world’s greatest blueberries from Michigan to the masses.
Though he’s since stopped playing drums (once the creative reward in formulating restaurant concepts surpassed that of drumming), he unwinds with his girlfriend and dog at his Logan Square home, where he built a home bar as a hobby carpenter.