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Rodelio Aglibot
Yum Cha Dim Sum Parlor

Born in the Philippines and raised in Hawaii, Rodelio Aglibot had his first inkling that his professional calling in life would be cooking at a very early age,... MORE

www.yumchachicago.com
Louie Alexakis
Avli Estiatorio

Louie Alexakis is the current Chef/Owner of Avli Estiatorio, located in Winnetka, IL. Louie grew up in the food business, whose family started in the early 1900's in Chicago... MORE.

www.avli.us
Justin Aprahamian
Sanford Restaurant

Justin Aprahamian entered the culinary world at the age of 12 helping out with his uncle’s catering company... MORE.

www.sanfordrestaurant.com
Sergi Arola
Arola

The last year in school he starts to work at L'Aram restaurant, where he discovers the creative cuisine... MORE.

www.hotelartsbarcelona.com
Jimmy Bannos Sr.
Heaven on Seven/The Purple Pig

Jimmy Bannos, a third-generation restaurateur, worked at his parents’ diner when he was growing up between the age of 9 and 20... MORE.

www.thepurplepigchicago.com
Jimmy Bannos Jr.
The Purple Pig

Jimmy Bannos Jr., a fourth generation restaurateur, was ‘born and raised’ in Chicago’s Heaven on Seven... MORE.

www.thepurplepigchicago.com
Andres Barrera
City Winery

Chef Barrera was first inspired to cook watching the early greats on television...MORE.

www.citywinery.com
Rick Bayless
Frontera Grill/Topolobampo/XOCO

Most people know Rick Bayless from winning the title of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, beating out the French and Italian with his authentic Mexican cuisine... MORE.

wwwrickbayless.com
Duncan Biddulp
Kinmont

Featured in Best Chefs America 2013, a peer-review based “chefs guide to chefs,” and named one of Time Out Chicago’s “20 Chefs to Watch” in 2011,... MORE.

www.kinmontrestaurant.com
Greg Biggers
Café des Architectes at Sofitel Chicago Water Tower

Executive Chef Greg Biggers joined Sofitel Chicago Water Tower in January of 2011 to oversee all aspects of the hotel’s dining operations, including its restaurant, Café des Architectes... MORE.

www.cafedesarchitectes.com
Robert Blanchard
Norman's Bistro

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www.normansbistro.com/
Mark Brand
720 Bar & Grill

A native Chicagoan, Chef Mark Brand developed his love of cooking from his mother Nora... MORE.

www.720southbargrilll.com
Jeni Britton Bauer
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

Jeni Britton Bauer has honed her ice cream-making skills for nearly two decades and is the author of The New York Times best selling Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home... MORE.

www.jenis.com
Aaron Browning
Tavernita

Chef Aaron Browning joined the Tavernita culinary team in July 2013 and serves as chef de cuisine... MORE.

www.tavernita.com
Karyn Calabrese
Karyn's Fresh Corner/Karyn's Cooked/Karyn's on Green

Karyn Calabrese is Chicago's premier vegan and raw restauranteur and champion for holistic living... MORE

www.karynraw.com
Niall Campbell
Firefly Grill

Working as a dishwasher at the Last Unicorn to pay the bills and eat during high school... MORE.

www.fireflygrill.com
Homaro Cantu
Moto/iNG Restaurant

Chef Homaro Cantu is an internationally recognized chef and leader in the field of postmodern cuisine and an inventor of futuristic food delivery systems... MORE

www.motorestaurant.com
Billy Caruso
III Forks

Executive Chef William "Billy” Caruso began his culinary journey by spending quality time in the kitchen with his grandparents, preparing traditional Italian meals...MORE.

www.3forks.com
Arturo Carvallo
Hash House a Go Go

As a young boy growing up in Mexico City, Arturo Carvallo had never thought he would be a Chef in the States... MORE

www.hashhouseagogo.com
Edgar Castaneda
Taco Joint Urban Taqueria & Cantina

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www.tacojoint.com
Tony Castillo
Longitud 315

Venezuelan-born Chef Tony Castillo is the Executive Chef and Co-owner of Longitud315 in Highwood, IL... MORE

www.longitud315.com
Kostas Chaidaropoulos
Stetsons Modern Steak + Sushi

As Sous Chef of the 2,019-room Hyatt Regency Chicago, the city’s largest hotel and largest Hyatt property in the world, Chef Kostas Chaidaropoulos oversees Stetsons Modern Steak + Sushi...MORE.

www.stetsonschicago.com
Sandy Chen
Koi Fine Asian Cuisine & Lounge

Growing up in the Provence Zhe Jiang of Southern China, in a small village just south of Shanghai, Sandy Chen began her culinary journey as a child by helping prepare meals for her large family... MORE

www.koievanston.com
John Chiakulas
Beatrix

John Chiakulas is Corporate Executive Chef of Lettuce Entertain You...MORE.

www.beatrixchicago.com
Steve Chiappetti
J. Rocco Italian Table and Bar

A native of Chicago’s south side, Chef Steve Chiappetti definitely has cooking in his blood... MORE

www.jroccoitalian.com
Christine Cikowski
Sunday Dinner Club/Honey Butter Fried Chicken

Christine and Josh founded Sunday Dinner Club nine years ago, after graduating from Kendall College...MORE.

www.sundaydinnerclub.com
Peter Coenen
The Gage

Chef de Cuisine Peter Coenen oversees the daily kitchen operations and menu development for The Gage, a beloved downtown Chicago restaurant... MORE

www.thegagechicago.com
John Coletta
Quartino

First generation John Coletta was born in New York City in 1957, the year after his Mom and Dad emigrated from Italia...MORE.

www.quartinochicago.com
Abraham Conlon
Fat Rice

Growing up in blue-collar Lowell Ma, Abe’s culinary beginning was heavily impacted by his Portuguese heritage and a strong Southeast Asian presence in his community... MORE

www.eatfatrice.com
Shaun Connelly
LUXBAR

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www.luxbar.com
Judy Contino
Bittersweet Pastry Shop & Cafe

Contino took her first cooking position in 1983 as an assistant Pastry Chef at Ambria. She then moved on to become the Pastry Chef at Printer’s Row... MORE

www.bittersweetpastry.com
Fernando Coppola
IPO

Fernando Coppola, Executive Chef brings more than fifteen years of culinary experience from some of the most highly regarded kitchens all over the world...MORE.

www.iporestaurant.com
Luca Corazzina
312 Chicago

A native Italian, Luca Corazzina brings a wealth of knowledge about both the cuisine and culture of his home country to 312 Chicago... MORE

www.312chicago.com
Abel Cortes
e.leaven Food Company

e.leaven Food Company is a leading bakery and restaurant that prides itself on using only the freshest ingredients and touts an International influence in terms of its menu...MORE.

www.eleavenfood.com
Timothy Cottini
FORK

Timothy has worked for some of the best chefs in his twenty plus years of cooking... MORE

www.forkchicago.com
Thai Dang
Embeya

As executive chef of Embeya, Thai Dang is carrying out a simple philosophy with compelling results...MORE.

www.embeya.com
Jess DeGuzman
Sunda New Asian

Born and raised in the north suburbs of Chicago, Jess DeGuzman developed a love for cooking at a very young age, cooking family meals and experimenting with dishes throughout his teenage years... MORE

www.sundachicago.com
Frederick Despres
Arami

Born in Pusan, South Korea, Chef Frederick (Fred) Despres was adopted and grew up in Westport, Connecticut...MORE.

www.aramichicago.com
Andrew Deuel
tesori

It is no surprise Andrew Deuel became a chef... MORE

www.tesorichicago.com
Rohini Dey
Vermilion

A leading restaurateur, a proponent of Indian cuisine with her unique Latin twist, and an avid supporter of women...MORE.

www.thevermilionrestaurant.com
Adam Dittmer
Bistro Campagne

For nearly three years, Adam Dittmer has worked exclusively at Bistro Campagne, starting as the bistro’s chef de cuisine and becoming the executive chef in 2012... MORE

www.bistrocampagne.com
Lamont Donley
Uncommon Ground on Clark

I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. My mother and grandfather loved cooking and were especially influential in shaping my culinary career...MORE.

www.uncommonground.com
Joseph Doppes
Bistro Margot

Internationally acclaimed chef Jean Banchet refers to protégé Joseph Doppes “As a serious student of French Cuisine, blessed with a true palate”... MORE

www.bistrotmargot.com
Puje Dorlig
Jellyfish

Sushi Chef Puje immigrated from Asia to the United States a decade ago in pursuit of opportunity...MORE.

www.jellyfishchicago.com
Amanda Downing
Rockit Bar & Grill/Rockit Burger Bar

Born and raised in Elgin, IL, a Northwest suburb of Chicago, Chef Amanda Downing developed a passion for "family style comfort food" at a young age... MORE

www.rockitburgerbar.com
Stephen Dunne
Paramount Room

Stephen grew up just outside Detroit and began cooking at 15 years old...MORE.

www.paramountroom.com
Michelle Duran
SUSHISAMBA rio

Born and raised in Washington Heights in New York City, Michelle Duran recalls her first memories behind the scenes as a child in her grandmother's restaurant... MORE

www.sushisamba.com
David Dworshak
Takito Kitchen

David Dworshak has worked in the restaurant business for 18 years strong...MORE.

www.takitokitchen.com
Mitch Einhorn
Twisted Spoke/Lush Wine & Spirits

My first business plan was written on a cocktail napkin and that was where the Twisted Spoke was born... MORE

www.lushwineandspirits.com
Graham Elliot
graham elliot/g.e.b.

Graham Elliot is a critically acclaimed chef, restaurateur and television personality who also happens to be one of the most recognized faces cooking in America today...MORE.

www.gebistro.com
Gregory Ellis
2 Sparrows

One might be surprised to learn that Chef/Partner Gregory Ellis, 31, initially began his career a graphic artist... MORE

www.2sparrowschicago.com
Nelson Erazo
Adamus

Silversmith Hotel, a rare gem encased in classical architecture sparkling with a new choice of luxury, is pleased to welcome Nelson Erazo as the executive chef of the vibrant lounge, Adamus...MORE.

www.silversmithchicagohotel.com
Jaysen Euler
Davanti Enoteca

Born in Bowling Green, Ohio, Jaysen Euler started his cooking career at a young age... MORE

www.davantienoteca.com
Sophie Evanoff
Vanille Patisserie

Sophie Evanoff discovered her love for pastries as a young child...MORE.

www.vanillepatisserie.com
Joe Farina
Rosebud Restaurants/Rosebud Steakhouse/Joe Fish

Joe Farina’s life was built on a foundation of American and Italian cuisine... MORE

www.rosebudrestaurants.com
Paul Fehribach
Big Jones

Born and raised in Jasper, Indiana, Paul Fehribach's small-town upbringing instilled in him a passion for heritage recipes...MORE.

www.bigjoneschicago.com
Dirk Flanigan
Il Coniglio

Classically trained, renowned chef, Dirk Flanigan, is excited to announce the launch of his enterprise, Il Coniglio... MORE

Jonathan Fox
Firecakes

An industry veteran for more than 30 years, Fox has been recognized as a noted expert in business strategy, concept creation, development, and expansion...MORE.

www.firecakesdonuts.com
Jo-Marie Frigo
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 Tuscany... MORE

www.nsbiscotti.com
Michael Frontier
Terry's Toffee

Terry Opalek and Michael Frontier began Terry’s Toffee in December of 2002 after finishing the course The Artist’s Way, based on the book by Julia Cameron...MORE.

www.terrystoffee.com
Dirk and Terry Fucik
Dirk's Fish and Gourmet Shop

Dirk's Fish & Gourmet Shop is celebrating our 8th year as Chicago's premier fish and seafood retail destination... MORE

www.dirksfish.com
John Gatsos
Tavern on Rush

For the past twelve years, John Gatsos has been the executive chef at Tavern on Rush in the Gold Coast...MORE.

www.tavernonrush.com
Chris Gawronski
10/6 Enoteca

Growing up with a father as a master chef, Christopher came to understand from a young age the challenges and triumphs of a life in the kitchen... MORE

Michelle Gayer
Salty Tart

Michelle Gayer is the most critically acclaimed pastry chef currently living in the Twin Cities and is recognized as one of the best in the country... MORE

www.saltytart.com
Carlos Gaytan
Mexique

Chef Carlos Gaytan’s culinary journey has been one of hard work, persistence and dedication...MORE.

www.jbandala.mx/mexique.com
Della Gossett
Spago Beverly Hills

Della Gossett completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana in Arts Education and Painting... MORE

Tim Graham
Travelle

Having earned four-stars from the Chicago Tribune and a Michelin star while running Chicago’s Tru restaurant, Tim Graham, is an acknowledged rising star in America’s culinary landscape...MORE.

www.travellechicago.com
Troy Graves
Red Door

Executive Chef Troy Graves began his career from an unlikely path: He served in the Gulf War... MORE

reddoorchicago
Mark Grosz
Oceanique

Mark Grosz grew up in Detroit and graduated in 1980 with a degree in accounting. A devoted Detroit Red Wing fan, hockey is life...MORE.

www.oceanique.com
Carla Hall
The Chew

Carla Hall is a co­host of ABC’s popular lifestyle series “The Chew,” seated alongside restaurateurs and “Iron Chef America” stars Mario Batali and Michael Symon... MORE

Perry Hendrix
Blackbird

Perry Hendrix’s penchant for fresh local ingredients and calm demeanor make him perfectly suited for avec and Blackbird...MORE.

www.blackbirdrestaurant.com
Mike Hernandez
ZED451

Executive Chef Mike Hernandez was born in Long Island and raised in Florida. Hernandez started cooking at a young age with his 97 year old grandmother, Sicilian mother and Puerto Rican father... MORE

www.zed451.com
Sandra Holl
Floriole Cafe & Bakery

Sandra Holl was trained in San Francisco at the California Culinary Academy and worked as a baker at the renowned Tartine Bakery...MORE.

www.floriole.com
Tony Hu
Lao Sze Chuan

Tony (Xiaojun) Hu is a celebrity chef, restaurateur, culinary teacher, and community leader... MORE

www.tonygourmetgroup.com
Riley Huddleston
I|O Urban Roofscape at the Godfrey Hotel Chicago

Riley Huddleston couldn't decide whether to become a chef or an entrepreneur when he was growing up...MORE.

www.godfreyhotelchicago.com
Stephanie Izard
Girl & The Goat/Little Goat

Stephanie Izard, James Beard “Best Chef: Great Lakes,” and Food & Wine “Best New Chef” is the Executive Chef/Partner of two Chicago restaurants, Girl & the Goat and Little Goat... MORE

www.girlandthegoat.com
Eric Jorgensen
Little Market Brasserie

For Eric Jorgenson, cooking is a lot like Leonardo de Vinci’s belief: “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication"...MORE.

www.littlemarketbrasserie.com
Paul Katz
Old Town Pour House

SAs the Corporate Executive Chef of Bottleneck Management, Paul Katz oversees the menu concepts and kitchen operations for the company’s entities... MORE

www.oldtownpourhouse.com
Tom Kenny
Mike Ditka's Chicago

Born 1/26/62 in Chicago Illinois to James and Therese Kenny...MORE.

www.ditkasrestaurants.com
Brian Key
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 in Palatine on the weekends... MORE

www.hugosfrogbar.com
Jeremy Kiens
Nana

Chef Jeremy Kiens was born and raised in Washington State, an area renowned for fresh seafood, an abundance of market fresh produce, and the start of the organic food movement...MORE.

www.nanaorganic.com
Ryan Kikkert
Jake Melnick's Corner Tap

Growing up in a large family in East Central Wisconsin, Ryan found his true passion working at a country club at the age of 15... MORE

www.jakemelnicks.com
Bill Kim
Urbanbelly/belly Shack/Belly Q

As a child, Chef Bill Kim’s family immigrated to the United States from Seoul, South Korea, but his mother’s traditional Korean cooking is what sparked his interest ipursuing a culinary career....MORE.

www.urbanbellychicago.com
Michael Kornick
MK The Restaurant/Ada Street/DMK Burger Bar/Fish Bar

Chef Michael Kornick, founder and owner of mk, is a nationally recognized leader in the culinary arts... MORE

www.mkchicago.com
Josh Kulp
Sunday Dinner Club/Honey Butter Fried Chicken

Christine and Josh founded Sunday Dinner Club nine years ago, after graduating from Kendall College...MORE.

www.honeybutter.com
Gil Langlois
Park Grill at Millennium Park

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www.parkgrillchicago.com
Michael Lapidus
QBBQ

Following both his heart and his taste buds, Michael LaPidus founded Q-BBQ in LaGrange in 2009 and opened in Downtown Naperville in 2012... MORE

www.q-bbq.com
Thomas Lents
Sixteen

Thomas Lents was appointed executive chef of Sixteen in January 2012, after working in the world’s most celebrated fine-dining establishments...MORE.

www.trumphotelcollection.com
Roland Liccioni
Les Nomades

Chef Roland Liccioni was born in Saigon in the 1950s, Roland's Vietnamese mother and Corsican father fell in love during a time when many European ex-patriots lingered in Vietnam... MORE

www.lesnomades.net
Aaron Lirette
Celeste

Working his way through the culinary landscape of Chicago, Chef Aaron Lirette has worked at the Sofitel, DuChamp, Acadia and before joining the pre-opening team at Celeste in 2013... MORE

www.celestechicago.com
Chris Macchia
The Florentine

Chris Macchia brings more than 15 years of prolific industry experience to his position as executive chef of The Florentine...MORE.

www.e2hospitality.com/florentine
Eric Mansavage
Farmhouse Craft Tavern

Eric Mansavage, a proud product of Steven’s Point, Wisconsin is passionate about working with local farmers and growers to bring the freshest local produce, meats and dairy to Farmhouse Tavern... MORE

www.farmhousechicago.com
Tony Mantuano
Spiaggia/Terzo Piano/Bar Toma/River Roast

Most often recognized as one of the Champions on season two of Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters,” Chef Tony Mantuano is also internationally regarded as an influential culinary force...MORE.

www.spiaggiarestaurant.com
Chris Marchino
Spiaggia

Originally from Philadelphia, Chris Marchino has called Chicago home since 2006...MORE.

www.spiaggiarestaurant.com
Joshua Marrelli
The CHOP SHOP

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www.chopshopchi.com
Jeff Mauro
Sandwich King

Emmy-Nominated Celebrity Chef, Jeff Mauro was born and raised in Chicago where he was determined from an early age to become the funniest chef in the world...MORE.

www.foodnetwork.com/shows/sandwich-king.html
Ryan McCaskey
Acadia

A native of Saigon, Vietnam and raised in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, McCaskey discovered his passion for cooking at an early age... MORE

www.acadiachicago.com
Shawn McClain
Green Zebra/Sage Restaurant

A native of San Diego, CA and a graduate of the School of Culinary Arts at Kendall College in Evanston, IL, McClain’s star rose quickly in the culinary world... MORE

www.greenzebrachicago.com
Steve McDonagh
Spritz Burger

Steve McDonagh is one half of The Hearty Boys; he and partner Dan Smith are trend setting Chicago caterers, authors of “Talk with Your Mouth Full”, original winners of Search For The Next Food Network Star...MORE.

www.spritzburger.com
Michael McDonald
Mercadito Hospitality/Tavernita

As a Chef it’s important for me to seek out the best ingredients at the right time of the year and to use your knowledge to create something unique and unforgettable for the guest... MORE

www.mercaditohospitality.com
Terese McDonald
Candyality

Drawing on childhood memories like the penny candy counter at the local five & dime, the creation of the “Jelly Belly”, or the irresistible “magic” of the sweetest commodity known to man...MORE.

www.candyality.com
Charlie McKenna
Lillie's Q

When he opened Lillie’s Q in 2010, Chef Charlie McKenna brought award-winning competition BBQ and timeless Southern cooking to the city of big shoulders... MORE

www.lilliesq.com
Kevin McMullen
Brixton

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Gray McNally
The Tortoise Club

Having cooked at some of Chicago’s most renowned restaurants, Gray McNally brings an impressive resume and significant industry experience to his position as executive chef of The Tortoise Club... MORE

www.tortoiseclub.com
Masaharu Morimoto
Japonais by Morimoto

Chef Masaharu Morimoto—known to millions as the star of Iron Chef and Iron Chef America—has garnered critical and popular acclaim for his seamless integration of Western and Japanese ingredients...MORE.

www.japonaismorimoto.com
Cory Morris
Mercat a la planxa

Chef Morris was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and showed an interest in cooking from a very young age... MORE

www.mercatchicago.com
Sam Netter
Real Urban Barbecue

At the age of twelve, Sam was fascinated with the operations of a commercial kitchen...MORE.

www.realurbanbbq.com
Megan Neubeck
Terzo Piano at the Art Institute of Chicago

On her second trip to Europe, just after graduating high school, Megan L. Neubeck knew she was destined to be part of the food and restaurant industry... MORE

www.terzopianochicago.com
Victor Newgren
SideDoor

All executive chefs are part artist, part general, working a jazz musician’s hours with an athlete’s stamina...MORE.

www.sidedoorchicago.com
Martial Noguier
Bistronomic/Troquet River North/Brasserie by LM

Martial Noguier, Executive Chef/Owner of Bistronomic and Managing Chef/Partner of the LM Restaurant Group, brings more than 25 years of culinary experience... MORE

www.bistronomic.net
Mitsu Nozaki
10/6 Enoteca/ The Gage/The Dawson

All executive chefs are part artist, part general, working a jazz musician’s hours with an athlete’s stamina...MORE.

www.thegagechicago.com
Leigh Omilinsky
Café des Architectes at Sofitel Chicago Water Tower

In 2010 Leigh Omilinsky joined Sofitel Chicago Water Tower as assistant pastry chef. Promoted to Executive Pastry Chef in 2012... MORE

www.cafedesarchitectes.com
Terry Opalek
Terry's Toffee

Terry Opalek and Michael Frontier began Terry’s Toffee in December of 2002 after finishing the course The Artist’s Way, based on the book by Julia Cameron...MORE.

www.terrystoffee.com
Oscar Ornelas
Cité

For over 30 years award-winning Executive Chef, Oscar Ornelas has been creating an extraordinary dining experience for over half a million guests from throughout the world... MORE

www.citechicago.com
Rick Ortiz
Antique Taco

Rick Ortiz is no stranger to the culinary scene...MORE.

www.antiquetaco.com
Trinidad Paez
Gaylord Fine Indian Cuisine

Executive Chef Trinidad Paez has been in the industry for 15 years, specializing in North Indian, South Indian and regional Indian Cuisine... MORE

www.gaylordil.com
Dan Pancake
Autre Monde Café & Spirits

Chef Dan Pancake & Beth Partridge quite literally live farm to table...MORE.

www.autremondecafe.net
Chris Pandel
The Bristol/Balena

Chris Pandel’s food is rooted in classic French technique highlighting seasonal, local ingredients... MORE

www.thebristolchicago.com
Beth Partridge
Autre Monde Café & Spirits

Chef Dan Pancake & Beth Partridge quite literally live farm to table...MORE.

www.autremondecafe.net
Donald Penza
MUNICIPAL BAR + DINING CO.

Executive Chef, Donald Penza is a graduate of The International Culinary School at The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago... MORE

www.municipalbar.com
Ryan Pitts
RL Restaurant

Executive Chef Ryan Pitts, RL Restaurant, believes the secret to great food is the combination of great ingredients, sound technique and an unwavering dedication to customer service and satisfaction...MORE.

www.rlrestaurant.com
Tony Priolo
Piccolo Sogno/Piccolo Sogno Due

Chef Tony Priolo knew when he was just a child that he wanted to be a chef... MORE

www.piccolosognorestaurant.com
Doug Psaltis
Bub City/Three Dots and a Dash

Having earned three stars from The New York Times and a Michelin star while running the kitchen of New York’s Country restaurant...MORE.

www.bubcitychicago.com
Adam Puskorius
Eddie V's

As Executive Chef Partner of Eddie V’s Prime Seafood Chicago, Chef Adam Puskorius directs a kitchen staff of more than 45 and is responsible for all menu execution, culinary development and training... MORE

www.eddiev.com
Devon Quinn
Paramount Events Chicago

Devon cultivated his culinary proficiency working alongside renowned chefs, such as Jean-Michel Diot at La Bastide Tapenade in San Diego where Quinn learned basic French technique...MORE.

www.paramounteventschicago.com
Jose Ramirez
Kinzie Chophouse

Jose has been an integral part of the Kinzie kitchen since 2004. He joined our team after spending 5 years in the steakhouse scene, perfecting his skill... MORE

www.kinziechophouse.com
Tigist Reda
Demera Ethiopian Restaurant

Chef Tigist Reda is the owner of Demera Ethiopian restaurant, a cozy spot at the Uptown area...MORE.

www.demeraethiopian.com
Kennon Reed
Cantina Laredo

Chef de Cuisine Kennon Reed arrives at Cantina Laredo in Chicago with over 19 years of culinary experience with Consolidated Restaurant Operations, Inc... MORE

www.cantinalaredo.com
Cardel Reid
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...MORE.

www.signatureroom.com
Michael Dean Reynolds
Bread & Wine

Michael Dean Reynolds started his cooking career in 1992 completely by accident... MORE

www.breadandwinechicago.com
Mark Rimkus
Flo & Santos

Born and raised on the Southside of Chicago, Mark has always had a passion for the culinary arts...MORE.

www.floandsantos.com
Matt Riordan
Saigon Sisters

Saigon Sisters is pleased to welcome Matt Riordan as its new Executive Chef... MORE

www.saigonsisters.com
Evan Rondeau
Uncommon Ground on Devon

Evan Rondeau is deeply invested in the custom and practice of local and sustainable food...MORE.

www.uncommonground.com
Joseph Rose
Lockwood Restaurant & Bar

For a chef who says he thrives on shifts of focus and creating a range of dining experiences for his guests, the Palmer House Hilton is an ideal fit for Joseph Rose... MORE

www.lockwoodrestaurant.com
Joseph Rosetti
Harry Caray's Restaurant Group

Joseph Rosetti grew up in Chicago helping his Italian grandmother create the fresh pasta and sauces of his grandfather’s homeland in Marche, Italy...MORE.

www.harrycarays.com
Patrick Russ
The Dawson

As head chef of The Dawson, Patrick Russ strives to introduce guests to new ways of looking at classic dishes... MORE

www.the-dawson.com
Massimo Salatino
Francesca's Restaurants

A native Italian, Massimo Salatino’s career has spanned two decades, from kitchens in Italy to New York City, eventually settling in Chicago...MORE.

www.miafrancesca.com
Arun Sampanthavivat
Arun's Thai Restaurant

Arun Sampanthavivat, owner and executive chef of a world-renowned Arun‟s Thai Restaurant in Chicago, holds a degree in Thai literature and foreign languages from Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok... MORE

www.arunsthai.com
Patricio Sandoval
Mercadito/Mercadito Counter

Practically a gourmand from birth, Mercadito Culinary Director and Owner Patricio Sandoval almost seems genetically engineered for a culinary life...MORE.

www.mercaditocounter.com
Jonathon Sawyer
Trentina

As a proud Clevelander, award‐winning Chef Jonathon Sawyer has worked tirelessly to help elevate the culinary landscape of his hometown with his distinctive restaurant concepts... MORE

www.restauranttrentina.com
Zoë Schor
Ada Street

Zoe Schor comes to Ada Street in Chicago after working for some of the world’s most renowned chefs...MORE.

www.adastreetchicago.com
Tony Scruggs
Old Crow Smokehouse

Tony Scruggs developed an interest in cooking at an early age, helping his Sicilian-born grandmother in the kitchen, and spending his summers steaming crabs at a crab house and marina in Maryland as a teen... MORE

www.oldcrowsmokehouse.com
Nathan Sears
The Radler

Chef Nathan Sears discovered his career in cooking by circumstance...MORE.

www.dasradler.com
Mindy Segal
HotChocolate

Mindy Segal specializes in contemporary American cuisine, placing a modern twist on traditional classics... MORE

www.hotchocolatechicago.com
Tommy Sheean
The Drawing Room

The Gold Coast’s preeminent culinary cocktail lounge, the Drawing Room, continued to elevate its dining experience with the appointment of executive chef Tommy Sheean in 2013... MORE.

www.thedrchicago.com
Michael Sheerin
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