Chef Devon Quinn’s interest in the hospitality industry was sparked at the age of eight, when his parents first brought him...
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....
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 ...
In October 2015 Reich Family Kitchens, CCO Greg Reich (Chief Confectionary Officer), COO Jeff Reich (Chief Operating Officer), and ...
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...
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...
Growing up, Sarah Rinkavage was a picky eater. Whatever the reason for her persnickety-ness, Rinkavage eventually snapped out of it...
Longman & Eagle
Executive Chef Maxwell Robbins comes to Longman & Eagle with a deep appreciation of food and the culture and customs surrounding it...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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....
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,...
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....
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...
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 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),...
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....
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....
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...
Fresh from filming Bravo television’s hit competition series, “Top Chef,” Chef Katsuji Tanabe joins DineAmic Group as the Executive Chef of Barrio....
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...
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...
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....
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...
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....
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,...
Zach Walrath learned to love the restaurant business at a young age. Between his father who worked for a food distribution company...
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,...
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
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...
Takashi Yagihashi has been lauded from consumers and critics alike for his exquisite ways of melding contemporary French, Asian and American cuisine. In...
Tomás Zertuche Díaz
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,...
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