30 Under 30: Chicago's Hottest Up-and-Comers of 2013

Four pastry chefs, five bartenders, six executive chefs and a total of 30 culinary experts - what do they have in common besides a love of food and tireless ambition? We scoured Chicago to find the most passionate and promising up-and-comers under 30 years old. Why 30, you ask? Because it’s the perfect Zagat score, naturally. Meet the next generation of food-industry rock stars, and watch out, because they have no plans of throwing in the apron anytime soon.

16 comments:

  1. Classic Tex face. Hey Deet's!

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  2. way to go brother. Much love air bear... chi towns finest... one

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  3. Great chef....
    omar
    sadekomar67@yahoo.fr

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  4. Was the most epic pledge master....

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  5. Congratulations Cody. Well earned. I'm very impressed with how quickly you have mastered the ability to meld spirits into masterpieces, the passion you have for what you do and the hard work you put in to achieve cocktails of excellent quality.

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  6. It seems that the list forgot to mention maybe the most influential chef under 30, perhaps in the country - Jake Bickelhaupt from Sous Rising. His background is Sous Chef at Schwa, Charlie Trotter's, and Alinea.

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    1. And he is also a DOUCHE BAG. He doesn't work in a restaurant so he is not eligible. Most influential in the country? Yeah, try again. Loser.

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  7. GOOD LUCK CHEF
    HARD WORK IS KEY TO SUCCESS
    omarsadek68@yahoo.com

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  8. I thought Chicago had more than (5) Restaurants. Seem like there wasn't much research done for this series!

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  9. Congrats, these are great selections. You should check out Chef Christopher Coker at Taverna 750.

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  10. Uh, Organic Life? Really?

    http://skokie.patch.com/articles/students-at-niles-west-go-on-lunchstrike2013#photo-13157768

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  11. Agreed. Chef chris is deff a stud behind the stove. Taverna 750 suffers from lack of exposure but those who do find it..r definitely in for an artistic treat! Vote chef chris coker!!

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  12. facebook blocked from our chef

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