Archive for July 2017

A Candid Conversation with the Chefs of El Che

Thinking about a career in the kitchens? Curious about what it takes to be a chef? I recently sat down with El Che’s Chef de Cuisine, Brian Szwaya, and Pastry Chef, Marianna Reynolds for a heart to heart on what it’s really like. On discovering their love for feeding people “I’ve been cooking since I was a little... Read more »

Windy City Smokeout 2017

Can you smell it? The promise of smoke, meat, and pungent sauces. Can you hear it? The sounds of 50,000 people buzzing with anticipation. The echoing twang of a guitar and the low beat of a drum as everyone counts down to it—Windy City Smokeout. The heart-and-soul child of superstar Executive Chef, Doug Psaltis, along with... Read more »