FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar
When your first professional introduction to the hospitality industry is at the largest restaurant in the world, capable of serving 6,000 guests at once, you’d ...
Serafin Alvarado, MS
Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits
Serafin Alvarado’s love of wine began more than decade ago, as a room service waiter for Hilton Hotels in his native Puerto Rico...
Eris Brewery and Cider House
Chef Bryant Anderson is a culinary graduate and has been cooking professionally in and around Chicago for over 15+ years. Anderson previously worked ...
Uvae Kitchen & Wine Bar
Owner and Sommelier of Uvae Kitchen & Wine Bar, began her journey in the hospitality industry at the age of 16 as a cake decorator ...
Michael Armstrong has risen from a nine-year-old experimenting with different blends of seasoning for ramen noodles, to helming the kitchen at one of the nati... MORE www.taochicago.com
Dusek's Board and Beer
Originally from the Chicagoland area, Andrew Asken relocated to North Carolina to attend Pfeiffer University on a baseball scholarship. After sustaining...
Eric Babula is the Corporate Executive Chef for 8 Hospitality. Chef Babula is a Chicago-based chef originally from central Missouri. He moved...
North Branch Fried Chicken
North Branch Gourmet has expanded into food service and opened its very first restaurant here in Chicago. The husband and wife team opened ...
Frontera Grill / Topolobampo / XOCO / Tortazo / Bar Sótano
Most people know Rick Bayless from winning the title of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, besting the competition with his authentic Mexican cuisine..
Executive Chef/Co-owner Joey Beato’s love of cooking is rooted in his childhood, as he recalls making breakfast food frequently and dreaming..
Johnny Besch has traveled the country extensively to apprentice under and learn from some of the best chefs in the business. During his nine years in the Pacific Northwest...
Norman H. Bolden is a Chicago native who was raised and currently resides in Chicago’s 4th Ward. He is a veteran community activist...
Chef Alex is a part of the foundation of Twisted Hippo. Starting with us from the beginning almost two years ago, his tireless efforts and hard work have really brought our menu together. Born and raised. ...
Tortoise Supper Club
Chef Aaron Browning is Executive Chef for the Tortoise Supper Club. Chef Aaron is a Chicagoland native and began cooking at 16 in a local pizza joint. The kitchen has...
Jimmy is an Englishman who has spent his entire career in the Wine & Spirits Industry. His journey began with William Grant’s in London ...
Chef and owner of Longitud315 restaurant that was inspired by the trips made to South America. It was in his grandmother's kitchen that the memories that inspired...
Can't Believe It's Not Meat
Laricia Chandler Baker (Chef Fab) is an American entrepreneur, businesswoman, socialite, and chef. A self-taught fashion designer and self-taught chef, she was born and raised ...
Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House-Naperville
As Chef de Cuisine at Travelle at The Langham, Chef Jeffrey Vucko oversees all culinary operations within the second floor River North restaurant....
Sun Wah BBQ
As is often the case with the eldest child in a Chinese family, the burdens are placed early and often. Kelly Cheng has learned to manage...
Carolyn is a formally trained, Chicago-based chef. She has been with Native Foods for four years, and is the creative genius behind many of the restaurant chain’s plant-based...
3 Forks Prime Steakhouse
Adrian Corkill has joined the culinary and management team at III Forks in Lakeshore East as Executive Chef/Proprietor. Corkill worked his way up through different hospitality channels...
Porter Kitchen & Deck
Kevin Cuddihee is the Executive Chef at Porter Kitchen and Deck in the West Loop. Kevin brings 23 years of restaurant experience to the kitchen at Porter...
Fulton Market Kitchen
As the Executive Chef of Fulton Market Kitchen, Chris Curren oversees menu development, staff hiring and training, quality and consistency control and other day-to-day operations. With over a ...
Chef Aaron Cuschieri has spent his career working in every aspect of the restaurant industry, from QSR to Michelin 3 star find dining. Most recently, Chef Aaron has stepped into ...
HaiSous / Cà Phê Đá
Chef Thai Dang along with Director of Operations and wife Danielle showcase the flavors and depth of Vietnam at their Chicago restaurant, HaiSous...
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Mi Tocaya Antojería
Diana got her start in the kitchen at an early age in her parent's taquerias, washing dishes and filling salsas in the fourth grade. It felt ...
Macello Cucina di Puglia
Joe started with a small risotto restaurant, back when risotto did not have any luster. Bringing his Pugliese Roots and food ...
The Vig / The WhaleE
Matthew Denk grew up in Southern Indiana then went on to pursue a degree in Hospitality Management at Purdue University ...
A leading restaurateur, proponent of Indian cuisine with her unique Latin twist across Vermilion Chicago and NYC, an avid supporter of women – former World Bank economist and...
Growing up in a large Mexican family outside of Chicago, Carolina Diaz always had a special relationship with food. Whether cooking meals....
Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse-Rosemont
Chef Marco DiBenedetto is a long-time esteemed member of the Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse team. A graduate of the Cooking & Hospitality Institute of Chicago...
Amanda Downing Salas
Smoke Daddy Wrigleyville
Chef Amanda Downing Salas was born and raised in Elgin, a Northwest suburb of Chicago and developed a passion for "family-style comfort food " at a young age. The oldest of six children, she spent her free time in the kitchen...