Brett Neubauer
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Brett Neubauer

Rockit burger bar


Brett Neubauer boasts over 15 years of professional culinary experience which he brings to his role as executive chef of Rockit Burger Bar in Wrigleyville.


As executive chef of this Clark Street mainstay, Neubauer incorporates a culinary philosophy of upgrading traditional American dishes with contemporary twists. A few menu highlights that he has recently debuted include The Smash Burger, savory crab cake bites, and various fresh, updated salad options. 

A Chicago native, Neubauer began cooking for his family at a young age, inspiring him to become a chef later in life. An alumnus of Kendall College, Neubauer secured an internship while still in school at Chef Shawn McClain’s Spring, a James Beard Award nominee for “Best New Restaurant” in 2001. 


Upon graduating in 2002, Neubauer began his professional career with various culinary positions at Bin 36 and Prairie Grass Café. In 2009, he was introduced to Chef Scott Walton at Markethouse. The duo shared a similar outlook on culinary and management styles, and teamed up in opening Howells & Hood, where Neubauer assumed the role of executive chef, in March 2013.  

In March 2017, Neubauer joined the Rockit Ranch Productions family in his role at Rockit Burger Bar. Outside of work, Neubauer enjoys spending time with his wife, Lindsay, and two children Zoey and Evan.

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