World of Whirlpool
325 N. LaSalle St., Ste 725
Chicago, IL 60654
Located in the penthouse of the historic Reid-Murdoch Building in downtown Chicago, we are the international brand and product experience center for Whirlpool Corporation. Our nearly 30,000-square-foot facility features 12 exquisite demonstration kitchens, interactive laundry showrooms, unique meeting spaces and incredible rooftop entertaining areas overlooking the Chicago River. The facility is accessible by invitation-only for architects, influencers, retailers, and designers.
Whirlpool Corporation strives to work with other organizations to create a better community, creating a “collective” impact, first focusing on the social safety net to support the health and wellness needs of area residents, then helping to provide safe and affordable housing to best support youth and education development.
Chef Ender Oktayuren – Executive Chef
With over fourteen years of culinary experience, Ender Oktayuren has progressed through the many positions in a kitchen, honing his skills and learning a wide variety of techniques. Having trained and competed with 5-time Olympic Medalist Chef Tim Bucci, Chef Ender continuously demonstrates his unique passion for cooking and plate presentation, bringing a very refined, artistic and precise touch to every plate. Chef Ender’s expertise in his previous role as Garde Manger Sous Chef at Sixteen Restaurant in the Trump Hotel and Tower in Chicago helped earn the restaurant a Michelin Star. As the Executive Chef of the World of Whirlpool in Chicago, Chef Ender explores unique cuisines by creating a new menu each day to delight and surprise guests. He utilizes his rooftop gardens where he grows vegetables, herbs, micro herbs and edible flowers. Chef Ender’s innovative cooking style combines the detail and qualities of traditional fine dining with his own modern twist and culinary perspective guaranteeing a unique and delicious journey through his menus.