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694 WINE & SPIRITS – Chris Dunstatter

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WebsiteFacebookTwitter 694 N. Milwaukeee Avenue Chicago, IL 60642 312.492.6620 Open everyday at 5 p.m. – Outdoor patio always open. Formerly known as Juicy Wine Bar, or just Juicy – you may have heard of their famous Benton Bacon BLT’s.  They may have a new name, but word from owner  [Read More]

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]

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]

BLACK DOG GELATO – Jessica Oloroso

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WebsiteFacebookTwitter 859 N. Damen Avenue Chicago, IL 60622 Phone: 773.235.3116 AND 1955 W Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657 Phone: 773.348.7935 Winter Hours:  Friday-Sunday 2pm-10pm Jessica Oloroso – Owner/Pastry chef Jessica Oloroso is Chef and Owner of Black Dog Gelato, where she crafts gourmet artisanal gelato and sorbet. Her scoop  [Read More]

BLACK SHEEP (The) – James Toland

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Chef James Toland – ( The Black Sheep ) Chef James Toland’s cooking career began shortly after leaving a prestigious New York arts conservatory where he had been studying acting. “I was just trying to make a living in New York City, when a roommate of mine suggested I come work with him  [Read More]

Categories: Chefs 2011, Guest Chefs

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]

CAFÉ des ARCHITECTES – Greg Biggers

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WebsiteFacebookTwitter 20 East Chestnut Street, Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 324-4063 ‎ Open every day from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm Discover Sofitel on Greg Biggers – Sofitel Chicago Water Tower Executive Chef Executive Chef Greg Biggers joined Sofitel Chicago Water Tower in January of 2011 to oversee all aspects  [Read More]


WebsiteFacebookTwitter 980 North Michigan Avenue Level Two, Chicago, Illinois 60611 Phone: 312.280.2750 Lunch Hours: Seven days a week from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dinner Hours: Monday through Thursday: 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday: 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Sunday: 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sarah Grueneberg  [Read More]


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]