Tag: chicago chefs

Top Chef Alum Fabio Viviani Reveals His Daily Routine, Diet, and Tips for Mother's Day

“Hello…This is Fabio…Yes, we’re in Chicago today but we gotta go to New York to film this show and then I gotta come back because if I’m not back for Mother’s Day, my wife’s a-gonna kill me.” In the very first breath of our phone call, Chef Fabio Viviani’s energetic personality comes bubbling through. Talk... Read more »

“You Shouldn’t Get a F*cking Medal for Not Being a Terrible Person” and Other Teachings from Giant’s Award-Winning Chef

Jason Vincent—executive chef and partner of Giant—has had accolades rain down upon him by some of the most notable publications in the business. And yet, in an interview with Thrillist in 2016, he refers to himself by saying, “No one cares what a washed-up chef in a tiny neighborhood joint is doing.” Thrillist agreed to... Read more »

Chicago's Top Ten Most Exceptional Food and Drink of 2017

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from working with Chicago’s best chefs over the last year, it’s that the perfect plate of food consists of three elements: Good ingredients Good technique Good vibes (temperament makes all the difference when cooking) As I ate my way around this great restaurant city of ours this year, it was clear... Read more »

Chicago's Best Chefs on Cooking Up a Cure

Bringing together 20 of Chicago’s best chefs for one night in a city like Chicago is always a challenge. But, when it happens, it’s an unbeatable event. September 14th was one such night as chefs, restaurants, and food & beverage brands came together to raise awareness and funds for scleroderma, a lesser-known but sometimes fatal... Read more »

Good Fortune: Pop-Up Restaurant or Creative Incubator?

Good Fortune: Pop-Up Restaurant or Creative Incubator?
Good Fortune, the much-discussed pop-up by Andrew Miller and Chef Charles Welch, is more than just a pop-up. It’s the start-up before the start-up; the pre-incubator, if you will. With menus that change on an almost daily basis, Welch and Miller are conducting a break-even market research operation that will support the foundation of their... Read more »

Behind Chicago Food: The Writer's Policy Page

Hello and welcome! Thank you for your interest and enthusiasm in Behind Chicago Food. I’m a firm believer of building trust and authenticity as a food writer, which is why I am sharing my post policy. I am a writer, not a reviewer While I am a glutton, forever lusting for sensory pleasures of food and drink, my writing takes... Read more »