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ATWOOD – Derek Simcik (* 5 year BFC VET)

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  WebsiteFacebookTwitter 1 West Washington Street Chicago, IL.60602 312.368.1900 Breakfast: Mon-Fri  7am-10:30am Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30-3pm Dinner: Mon-Sun 5pm – Close Brunch: Sat-Sun 8am-3pm Executive Chef Derek Simcik, a graduate of the Art Institute of Washington, was always captivated by the meticulous attention to detail of pastry chefs. He trained  [Read More]

BALSAN – Jason McLeod

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Jason McLeod ( Balsan at the Elysian ) Executive Chef Jason McLeod leads the culinary vision of Elysian’s two locations, Balsan and Ria, offering an expertise honed in some of the most celebrated restaurants, hotels, resorts, and spas. Prior to Elysian, McLeod served as executive chef for a number of national and international establishments  [Read More]

Categories: Chefs 2010, Guest Chefs

BIG JONES – Paul Fehribach (* 5 year BFC VET)

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WebsiteFacebookTwitter 5347 N. Clark Chicago, IL 60640 Phone: 773-275-5725 Open every day for brunch, lunch, & dinner Monday – Thursday: 11am – 9pm Friday: 11am – 10pm Saturday: 9am – 10pm Sunday: 9am – 9pm Paul Fehribach is Executive Chef and co-owner of Big Jones. Throughout his career Paul  [Read More]

BOKA – Carl Shelton & Giuseppe Tentori

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CARL SHELTON, ( Boka ) CHEF DE CUISINE, BOKA RESTAURANT Lending a hand on an animal farm near St. Charles, Missouri, Carl Shelton grew up understanding the bond forged between farmer and buyer. Now, Shelton, the sous chef at BOKA RESTAURANT for more than two years, is on the other side,  [Read More]


WebsiteFacebookTwitter 2152 N. Damen Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60647 Phone:  773-862-5555 Hours: Sunday Brunch, 10am-2:30pm Sunday, 5pm-10pm Monday-Thursday, 5:30pm-10pm Friday, 5:30pm-midnight Saturday, 5pm-midnight Chris Pandel – The Bristol A rising star on the Chicago culinary scene, executive chef Chris Pandel has honed his craft at Courtright’s Restaurant, Café Boulud of  [Read More]

CAFE MATOU – Charlie Socher

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Chef Charlie Socher ( Café Matou ) Since 1997, Chef Charlie Socher’s Café Matou has offered a unique combination of French classical method and country French tradition. The menu changes daily to reflect the style of bistros in France and to make use of each season’s offerings to create tempting dishes. A  [Read More]

Categories: Chefs 2010, Guest Chefs

WebsiteFacebookTwitter 4343 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 Phone: 773-477-7144 Hours: Dinner Served Monday and Wednesday-Sunday from 5-10pm Afternoon Tea Service Saturdays and Sundays from 2-4pm Sunday Brunch – 10am-2pm Closed Tuesdays Chef Gilbert Langlois Chef Gilbert Langlois grew up in Mokena, Illinois. After first moving to New Orleans  [Read More]

EVE – Troy Graves

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Troy Graves ( Eve ) A son of the American Midwest and veteran of the first Gulf War, Chef Troy Graves learned to take pride in doing a job with efficiency, exactness and most importantly pride. Under the tutelage of Kent Buell, Chef Graves developed a reverence for simple food, delighting  [Read More]

LONGMAN & EAGLE – Jared Wentworth

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Jared Wentworth ( Longman & Eagle ) To Longman & Eagle, Executive Chef Jared Wentworth brings over twelve years of experience preparing globally conscious and inspired cuisine. Along with colleague Scott Staples, Chef Wentworth began his ascent by opening Seattle’s first Gastro Pub Quinn’s, composing a daring menu that put Quinn’s in the  [Read More]

LULA – Jason Hammel

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Jason Hammel ( Lula Café ) One of those accidental miracles that make life interesting. Lula should never have been. A chance encounter between an aspiring writer and a cook at a cafe led to a do-it-yourself culinary adventure that eventually led to its recognition, here and in the New York Times,  [Read More]

Categories: Chefs 2010, Guest Chefs