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...
Spiaggia/Terzo Piano/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...
Pork & Mindy's
It’s true, Jeff Mauro fell for the arts even before he fell for cooking. Immersing himself in the performing arts at an early age, the Illinois native...
A10/Billy Sunday / Old Irving Brewing Co./ Lucky Dorr/ Gideon Sweet/ Mordecai
Owner of Billy Sunday and A10 Hyde Park, Chef Matthias honed his career for 14 years as Executive Chef and Director...
Currency Exchange Cafe
Chef Lamar Moore was born and raised in Chicago, IL. He began showing his love for culinary arts at the age of 8. Growing up in a large family, Chef Lamar learned the importance of cooking with love, taking...
Carrie started her career in cooking in the Ritz Carlton Hotel fine dining restaurant “The Dining Room” during high school in the northern suburbs of Chicago. From...
Big Ed's BBQ
I live in Waukegan with my wife Kim and I have three children Jasmine, Eddie, Isiah and a grandson DJ. The business is owned and operated...
Dudley Nieto grew up in Puebla, Mexico. His father – who grew up in Spain – was a force to be reckoned with in the kitchen, which provided Nieto a “strong sense of pride, knowing...
Martial Noguier brings more than 30 years of refined and critically acclaimed culinary experience. Originally hailing from Paris, France, Chef Noguier worked for...
Miguel’s early interest in food began as a family affair. Following after his mother who worked in catering, he developed an early penchant for food. Upon arrival to Chicago, he gained...
Gaylord Fine Indian Cuisine
Chef Trinidad Paez is the Executive Chef for Gaylord Fine Indian Cuisine in Chicago. Chef Paez has grown up in the Indian restaurant...
Swift & Sons
Take everything that connotes Midwestern charm: effusive goodwill, love of community, and a killer work ethic, and you will find its embodiment in Chef Chris Pandel. His food is...
Piccolo Sogno/ Nonnina/ Maillard Tavern
Tony Priolo grew up as a young boy cooking with his Sicilian grandmother in her Chicago kitchen, where he was taught the...
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