Talent
Devon Quinn
Eden

Chef Devon Quinn’s interest in the hospitality industry was sparked at the age of eight, when his parents first brought him...MORE

www.edeninchicago.com/
Christian Ragano
Cindy's

The Chicago Athletic Association Hotel is pleased to announce Christian Ragano as Executive Chef of Cindy’s. Ragano will oversee the culinary program for the restaurant located atop the thirteenth story of the hotel.... MORE

www.cindysrooftop.com
Duce Raymond
Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue

Duce was destined for the food industry. Son of Chef Larry Raymond and nephew of Dave Raymond, the creators of Sweet Baby Ray’s ... MORE

www.sbrevents.com
Greg Reich
Terry's Toffee

In October 2015 Reich Family Kitchens, CCO Greg Reich (Chief Confectionary Officer), COO Jeff Reich (Chief Operating Officer), and ...MORE

www.terrystoffee.com
Cardel Reid
The Signature Room at the 95th ®

With 13 years of kitchen experience under his belt at The Signature Room on the 95th floor of the John Hancock Center, Executive Chef...MORE

www.signatureroom.com
Mark Rimkus
Flo & Santos

Born and raised on the Southside of Chicago, Mark has always had a passion for the culinary arts. Watching “The Frugal Gourmet” television...MORE

www.floandsantos.com
Sarah Rinkavage
Marisol

Growing up, Sarah Rinkavage was a picky eater. Whatever the reason for her persnickety-ness, Rinkavage eventually snapped out of it...MORE

www.marisolchicago.com
Maxwell Robbins
Longman & Eagle

Executive Chef Maxwell Robbins comes to Longman & Eagle with a deep appreciation of food and the culture and customs surrounding it...MORE

www.longmanandeagle.com
Saúl Román
Artango Steakhouse

Saúl Román was born in Cuernavaca, Mexico, better known as the “City of Eternal Spring”. Saul started his career in Mexico City, where he worked...MORE

www.artangosteakhouse.com
Joe Rossetti
Harry Caray's Restaurant Group

Joseph Rosetti grew up in Chicago helping his Italian grandmother create the fresh pasta and sauces of his grandfather’s homeland in Marche, Italy...MORE

www.harrycarays.com
Joe Rossi
Miller's Pub

Chef Joe Rossi, Executive Chef of Millers Pub, brings more than 20 years of culinary experience to one of Chicago’s most historic and iconic restaurants...MORE

www.millerspub.com
Patrick Russ
Seven Lions

All before the age of 30, Patrick Russ constantly and passionately worked his way up in the cooking-ranks, now earning the title of Executive Chef...MORE

www.sevenlionschicago.com
Mark Sabbe
Marchesa

Marchesa Executive Chef Mark Sabbe’s love affair with cooking began where it does for so many talented kitchen professionals --in a loving home filled with food, family and lots of fun! As a young man... MORE

www.marchesachicago.com
Joe Sasto
Cal Mare

Prior to relocating to Southern California, Joe Sasto dove head-first into the restaurant industry by mentoring under some of the Bay Area’s most acclaimed chefs and restaurateurs. ... MORE

www.michaelmina.net/restaurants/southern-california/calmare
Zoë Schor
SPLIT-RAIL

Zoë Schor brings an eclectic yet approachable perspective to every element in her first restaurant, Split-Rail. “I’m really motivated by the opportunity to share Split-Rail’s MORE

www.splitrailchicago.com
Nathan Sears
State and Lake Chicago Tavern

Chef Nathan graduated from the Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago, and soon after worked under two of Chicago’s pioneer Chefs – Tony Priolo and Andrew Zimmerman.... MORE

www.stateandlakechicago.com
Bruce Sherman
North Pond

After studying Economics at the University of Pennsylvania --including a year at the London School of Economics-- Sherman’s most inspiring education occurred much earlier,... MORE

www.northpondrestaurant.com
Art Smith
Chicago q / Blue Door Kitchen & Garden

Art Smith is a critically acclaimed celebrity chef and co-owner of the highly successful restaurants Art and Soul in Washington D.C.... MORE

www.chefartsmith.net
Kevin Smith
Fred's at Barney's

Native of Lansing, Michigan, Chef Smith spent time in a few kitchens there before heading to Chicago to pursue his chef career... MORE

www.barneys.com/restaurants/freds
Dan Snowden
Bad Hunter

Dan Snowden, Eater "Young Gun" finalist 2012, brings more than 15 years of culinary experience to his role as Executive Chef at Bad Hunter...MORE

www.badhunter.com
José Sosa
Gibsons Italia

José Sosa is the executive chef of Gibsons Italia, a modern Italian steakhouse in Chicago’s West Loop. Gibsons Italia is part of Gibsons Restaurant Group (GRG),... MORE

www.gibsonsitalia.com
Todd Stein
Formento's

Todd Stein became interested in cooking at the young age of 11, when he spent a day shadowing a local restaurant near his hometown, Highland Park, IL.... MORE

www.formentos.com
Joe Sukjam
Blu 57 Seafood & Small Plates

Joe believes that flavorful cuisine is made with the best high quality ingredients & precise attention to detail. His motivation is to inspire guests.... MORE

www.blufiftyseven.com
Alan Tan
Imperial La Mian

Chef Alan Tan learned quickly from his family in the restaurant industry that he had a passion for food and cooking. Before living in Chicago and becoming the Chef de Cuisine at Imperial Lamian... MORE

www.imperial-lamian.com
Katsuji Tanabe
Barrio

Fresh from filming Bravo television’s hit competition series, “Top Chef,” Chef Katsuji Tanabe joins DineAmic Group as the Executive Chef of Barrio.... MORE

www.barriochicago.com
Chris Thompson
Coda Di Volpe

Chris Thompson has spent more than half his life in kitchens. At 35 years old, he’s held positions at two acclaimed restaurants... MORE

www.cdvolpe.com
Jose Torres
Italian Village Restaurant

More than 40 years of professional cooking and management experience. Executive Chef of The Village in Italian Village family of Restaurants. His cooking... MORE

www.italianvillage-chicago.com
Jacob Verstegen
London House

Executive Chef Jacob Verstegen oversees and leads the culinary team at LondonHouse Chicago, including LH Rooftop’s tri-level restaurant and bar and Bridges in the hotel’s lobby.... MORE

www.londonhouse.com
Kyle VerVynck
Uncle Bub’s BBQ

Kyle was born and raised in the Chicagoland area and began his culinary career over 10years ago. Kyle attended the Le Cordon Bleu Chicago. While... MORE

www.unclebubs.com
Paul Virant
Vie/Vistro

Since opening his flagship restaurant Vie in Western Springs, IL, in 2004, Chef Paul Virant has risen to nationwide acclaim for his contemporary Midwestern cuisine that emphasizes innovative canned and preserved ingredients.... MORE

www.vierestaurant.com
Fabio Viviani
Siena Tavern

Chef Fabio Viviani has possessed a passion for food since his childhood growing up in Florence, Italy. At age 11, Viviani worked nights at a local bakery (since he was too young to officially join the staff) and, during his teenage years, held several positions in the restaurant industry,... MORE

www.sienatavern.com
Zach Walrath
The Florentine

Zach Walrath learned to love the restaurant business at a young age. Between his father who worked for a food distribution company... MORE

www.the-florentine.net
Darren Walsh
Lula Bistro

He is considered as one of the chefs with major international projection due to his experimental technique, seeking to take every ingredient´s flavor to the limit. Darren Walsh, Lula Bistro’s chef,... MORE

www.lulabistro.com
David Wang
oak+char

A Chicago native, David Wang’s heritage fueled his interest in cooking. His parents instilled in him a love and curiosity about cooking that guides Wang to this day and a belief that all family occasions involve gathering around a table and sharing a meal... MORE

www.oakandchar.com
Marc Wuenschel
Hutch American Bistro

Arizona born but Texas bred; Marc Wuenschel grew up and began his culinary career in Texas. Marc has been in the Chicago market... MORE

www.hutchchicago.com
Takashi Yagihashi
Slurping Turtle

Takashi Yagihashi has been lauded from consumers and critics alike for his exquisite ways of melding contemporary French, Asian and American cuisine. In... MORE

www.slurpingturtle.com
Tomás Zertuche Díaz
Anita Li

Tomás Zertuche Díaz was born in Torreón, Coahuila on August 29, 1972. He arrived in Guadalajara at age 2, where he completed his basic studies. During his adolescence he moved to Mexico City,... MORE

www.anitali.mx
Andrew Zimmerman
Sepia / Proxi

Andrew Zimmerman is the Executive Chef at nationally acclaimed Sepia and Proxi. Since taking the culinary lead at Sepia... MORE

www.sepiachicago.com / www.proxichicago.com

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Millennium Park   |   Sept 26 - 30