Talent
Graham Elliot
Gideon Sweet

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.gideonsweet.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
joe flamm
Spiaggia/ Café Spiaggia

Chef Joe Flamm is the Chef de Cuisine of Chicago’s Michelin-­starred Spiaggia and the newly remodeled Café Spiaggia. Working alongside Chef Tony Mantuano, Chef Flamm...MORE

www.spiaggiarestaurant.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
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

Dirk and Terry Fucik
Dirk's Fish & 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
Michael Galen
Dusek's Board and Beer

Originally from the rural town of Bowling Green, Missouri, Michael Galen began cooking at an early age. His passion lead him to attend Le Cordon Bleu in Minnesota... MORE

www.dusekschicago.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
Mario Garcia
720 Bar at 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
omar GARCIA
Slightly Toasted

Omar Garcia never imagined a life in the culinary arts. While growing up, he often assisted his mother with their family catering business, but never considered it to be a career path...MORE

www.slightlytoasted.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
Carlos Gaytán
Mexique

Gaytán maintains a constant in his life, perseverance, value that governs him and has led him today to be one of the models to follow in the world of cuisine...MORE

www.mexiquechicago.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
Cameron Grant
Osteria Langhe / Animale

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
Kevin Hickey
The Duck Inn

Chef Kevin Hickey joined the Rockit Ranch Productions team in 2013 as the new Chef/Partner of The Duck Inn as well as...MORE

www.theduckinnchicago.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

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
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
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
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
Josh Kulp
Honey Butter Fried Chicken

In fall 2013, after eight years of running a highly successful underground Chicago supper club, Josh Kulp and Co-Chef/Managing Partner Christine Cikowski launched their first brick...MORE

www.honeybutter.com
James lintelmann
Baptiste & Bottle

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

www.baptisteandbottle.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

Stay tuned for the full 2018 participating lineup!

Millennium Park   |   Sept 28 - 30