John Manion
La Sirena Clandestina / El Che Bar

Recalling the sneak-away beachside joints of Coastal Brazil, Chef/Partner John Manion took the plunge to open La Sirena Cladestina in the summer of 2012....MORE

ERic Mansavage

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...MORE

Tony Mantuano
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...MORE

Jeff Mauro
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...MORE

Matthias Merges
A10/Billy Sunday / Old Irving Brewing Co./ Lucky Dorr/ Gideon Sweet

Owner of Billy Sunday and A10 Hyde Park, Chef Matthias honed his career for 14 years as Executive Chef and Director... MORE

lamar moore
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...MORE

carrie nahabedian
Naha/ Brindille

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...MORE

Eddie Nero
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...MORE

Dudley nieto
Rojo Gusano

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...MORE

martial noguier

Martial Noguier brings more than 30 years of refined and critically acclaimed culinary experience. Originally hailing from Paris, France, Chef Noguier worked for...MORE

Miguel Ortiz

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...MORE

Trinidad Paez
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... MORE

chris pandel
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...MORE

David & Anna Posey

Both David and Anna worked for One Off Hospitality previously, David was the Chef de Cuisine at Blackbird--where he was a James Beard Award Finalist for Rising Star Chef in 2013 and 2014... MORE

Tony Priolo
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... MORE


Stay tuned for the full 2018 participating lineup!

Millennium Park   |   Sept 26 - 30