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alisha elenz
mfk. Restaurant

Alisha was born in Chicago, IL in December 1993 but was raised in the Northwest suburbs and moved back to the city shortly after her high school...MORE

www.mfkrestaurant.com
DEAN ELIACOSTAS
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

www.realurbanbbq.com
Graham Elliot
Chef/Restaurateur/Television Personality

Graham Elliot, a critically acclaimed chef, restaurateur and television personality, is one of the most recognized faces cooking in America today. Growing up a...MORE

www.grahamelliot.com
Brian Enyart
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

www.dosurbancantina.com
Halyna Fedus
Shokolad Pastry & Cafe

Halyna originally from Ternopil Ukraine became a Chicagoan in the mid-nineties. She began her culinary career in Europe and continued... MORE

www.shokoladpastryandcafe.com
Paul Fehribach
Big Jones

Born and raised in the rolling, forested hills of Southern Indiana, Paul Fehribach calls the small town of Jasper home and vividly recalls... MORE

www.bigjoneschicago.com
brian fisher
Entente

Chicago born and raised, Chef Brian Fisher has worked coast-to-coast from New York to San Francisco. His time in kitchens across the country eventually led...MORE

www.ententechicago.com
Marcos Flores
Latinicity

Marcos Flores joins Richard Sandoval Restaurants to serve as executive chef of Chicago-based Latinicity that opened in November 2015. Originally...MORE

www.latinicity.com
Susan frasca
Kinzie Chophouse

The Chicago Tribune’s dining critic, Phil Vettel, named Susan Frasca “1998’s Quickest Empire Builder.” The Frasca Hospitality Group is Chicago’s largest female...MORE

www.kinziechophouse.com
jason friedland
Weber Grill

Jason’s culinary career began at the young age of thirteen when he took his first summer job scooping ice cream. He attended Michigan State University...MORE

www.webergrillrestaurant.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. Working as a decorative...MORE

www.nsbiscotti.com
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

www.dirksfish.com
Aya Fukai
Maple & Ash

Aya Fukai, executive pastry chef for Chicago’s contemporary steakhouse, Maple & Ash, excites the taste buds of her guests with classically inspired seasonal desserts... MORE

www.mapleandash.com
Lorena Garcia
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

www.cheflorenagarcia.com
ignacio "Nacho" GARCIA
Monk's Pub

Ignacio has worked in restaurants for over 15 years. His first job was working in Italian cuisine as a pizza & sauté chef. He also...MORE

www.monkspubchicago.com
Mario Garcia
720 South Bar / Hilton Chicago

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

www.hiltonchicagohotel.com
Robert Garvey
Robert's Pizza Company

Robert Garvey, a New York native, has been an entrepreneur, business owner, playwright, teacher and most recently, certified... MORE

www.robertspizzacompany.com
John gatsos
Tavern on Rush

Since 2001, John Gatsos has been the executive chef at Tavern on Rush in the Gold Coast. Tavern is an upscale, contemporary steakhouse offering an extensive menu...MORE

www.tavernonrush.com
Chris Gawronski
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

www.thegagechicago.com
Mindy Gohr
Bittersweet Pastry Shop

Pastry Chef Mindy Gohr attended Le Cordon Bleu Chicago where she mastered classic techniques and recipes and earned a degree...MORE

www.bittersweetpastry.com
dillion graham
Roy's

Dillion Graham grew up in Eastern Oklahoma. He spent a lot of time with his grandparents in Arkansas. They lived on a farm, so they caught or grew most of their own food...MORE

www.roysrestaurant.com
Cameron Grant
Osteria Langhe

Cameron Grant has striven for the last 15 years to excel in creating food and managing kitchens, starting with his University cafeteria...MORE

www.osterialanghe.com

 

andrew graves
The Promontory

After working alongside culinary visionaries in one of the world's top restaurants, Andrew Graves carries on the hearth-driven mission of Hyde Park's The Promontory as Executive...MORE

www.promontorychicago.com

 

Shane graybeal
Sable

Executive Chef Shane Graybeal joined Sable Kitchen & Bar in November 2016, and brings with him more than 21 years of culinary experience...MORE

www.sablechicago.com

 

Scott green
Travelle Kitchen + Bar

Award-winning Executive Pastry Chef Scott Green joined The Langham, Chicago and Travelle Kitchen + Bar from The French Pastry School, where he served as a Pastry Chef...MORE

www.travellechicago.com
Sarah Grueneberg
Monteverde

Since her childhood cooking with her grandparents on their ranch in Victoria, Texas, Sarah Grueneberg knew she was destined to work...MORE

www.monteverdechicago.com
corey grupe
Timothy O'Toole's

Chef Corey Grupe, originally from Libertyville, IL, began cooking at a very young age. His mother taught him techniques in the kitchen, while his father introduced him to the world of...MORE

www.timothyotooles.com
Daniel grynevich
Kuma's Too

Chef Daniel Grynevich began his culinary career with Kuma's Corner in 2008, where he fell in love with the attitude and atmosphere of the heavy metal themed burger bar...MORE

www.kumascorner.com
carla hall
The Chew

Carla Hall is a co-host of ABC’s Emmy award winning, popular lifestyle series “The Chew,” seated alongside restaurateurs and “Iron Chef America” stars...MORE

www.carlahall.com
Cedric Harden
III Forks Prime 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

www.3forks.com
Kevin Hickey
Rockit Ranch Productions

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

www.theduckinnchicago.com
henry hill
Dusek's Board and Beer

With more than 10 years of experience, Hill’s interest in restaurants began at the age of 15. Hill earned his first job at Miramar Bistro in Highwood, IL, where he...MORE

www.dusekschicago.com
John Hogan
River Roast

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

www.riverroastchicago.com
Sandra Holl
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

www.floriole.com
Stephanie Izard
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

www.stephanieizard.com
ricardo jarquin
Travelle Kitchen + Bar

Chef de Cuisine Ricardo Jarquin of Travelle Kitchen + Bar is a young force on Chicago’s culinary scene with an impressive pedigree. A native of Nicaragua, Jarquin...MORE

www.travellerestaurant.com
CJ Jacobson
Ēma

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

http://emachicago.com/
Brian jupiter
Frontier

Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, Executive Chef Brian Jupiter has always believed that Southern comfort food is a true art form. Pulling inspiration from closely...MORE

chicago.com
PAUL kahan
One Off Hospitality

Two decades after opening One Off Hospitality Group’s flagship restaurant, Blackbird, Paul Kahan has become the nationally recognizable face of Chicago chefs. Passionately...MORE

www.oneoffhospitality.com
Paul Katz
Old Town Pour House

As the corporate executive chef for Bottleneck Management, Paul Katz oversees the culinary programs at all restaurant properties... MORE

www.oldtownpourhouse.com
Jon keeley
Gemini

Executive Chef Jon Keeley brings a breath of fresh air into Gemini Restaurant Group. With a career spanning multiple styles of cuisine across the city, Keeley is an asset...MORE

www.geminichicago.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... MORE

www.nanaorganic.com
Ryan Kikkert
Roanoke Restaurant & Lounge

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. It was there that he experienced the sights, smells...MORE

www.theroanokerestaurant.com
Bill Kim
bellyQ

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

www.bellyqchicago.com
Ed KIM
Mott St

Born and raised in Chicago’s northwest suburbs, Chef Edward Kim moved to the Big Apple, where he attended New York University, earning a B.A. in political science...MORE

www.mottstreetchicago.com
Ellen king
Hewn

Ellen is a classically trained chef and has worked in various restaurants in Seattle with a specialty in French, Mediterranean and Vegetarian foods. She also served as the artisan...MORE

www.hewnbread.com
genie kwon
Oriole

Pastry Chef and Partner Genie Kwon takes on the challenge of creating the compelling tasting menu finale at two Michelin-starred Oriole in Chicago’s West Loop. Kwon collaborates...MORE

www.oriolechicago.com
Amber Lancaster
Bernie's Lunch & Supper

With culinary experience spanning the globe, Amber Lancaster has mastered her craft in several remarkable kitchens. Following her studies at Le Cordon Bleu...MORE

www.bernieslunchandsupper.com
James lintelmann
Baptiste & Bottle

James Lintelmann is the Executive Chef of Baptiste & Bottle and Noyane at the Conrad Chicago, set to open in summer 2017 along the city’s Magnificent Mile. Lintelmann joined...MORE

www.baptisteandbottle.com
Aaron Lirette
GreenRiver

A Chicago native, Aaron is responsible for developing GreenRiver's menu with new twists on simple, comforting American dishes, as well... MORE

www.greenriverchi.com
Francisco Lopez
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

www.newrebozo.com
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