13 JUNE 2018

Chef Ryan Kikkert, The Little Beet Table

Chef Ryan Kikkert grew up in a large family in East Central Wisconsin where he found his true passion working at a country club at the age of 15. It was there that he experienced the sights, smells and excitement of a professional kitchen. While completing a BA in Advertising...

13 JUNE 2018

Chef Antonio Fiasche, Tempesta Market

Chef Antonio Fiasche is the son of an Italian immigrant family that has been curing salumi for five generations, and his mom and dad still work the line each night at their restaurant in the Chicago suburbs. Fiasche grew up busing tables and easily fell into kitchen life. He joined...

13 JUNE 2018

Chef Paul Caravelli, The Stained Glass

Chef Paul Caravelli brings his years of kitchen experience and passion for hospitality to The Stained Glass in Evanston.  He is fascinated by food and enjoys both the culinary and pastry aspects of cooking. He is a very caring and easy-going chef with an incredible sense of humor. Caravelli’s love...

13 JUNE 2018

Chef Julius Russell, A Tale of Two Chefs

Chef Julius Russell serves as owner of A Tale of Two Chefs, Executive Chef for KeHE Distributors, MSS Distribution and TV Host on the Big Ten Network. He is consulting chef and partner with Nature Isle Tropical Gourmet. In association with the Chilean Consulate & ProChile, he is the Culinary...

13 JUNE 2018

Chef Julian Ross, Topaz

Chef Julian Ross was born and raised in the North Suburbs of Chicago. Growing up, Julian could always be found helping his Mother and Grandmother in the kitchen. As a young boy, his time spent in the kitchen developed into a love and passion for food and family. When it...

11 JUNE 2018

Chef Brian Jupiter, Frontier

Chef Brian Jupiter, raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, knew at an early age that the culinary arts would be a part of his life. The aroma from Jupiter’s grandmother’s unique blend of spices used in her family cooking was all it took to get him home from school on time....

11 JUNE 2018

Chef Tim Carden, Onion Garden

Chef Tim Carden has been working in hospitality since he was 14 years old as a way to earn money over the summer. This was no coincidence either. Early in life chef Tim developed a passion for cooking and entertainment. Food, family and fun were central at gatherings. He attended...

11 JUNE 2018

Chef Derek Intapura, BITES

Chef Derek Intapura has been working in restaurants since the age of 17. Being Thai-American and a native Chicagoan, he has a strong influence in Thai and mid-western flavors and he has continued to expand his culinary knowledge of Asian flavors to include Japanese, Chinese and Korean cuisines. His passion...

Exciting New Location for Journeys 2018

We are excited to announce that the 2018 Journeys: A Culinary Odyssey and Poster Competition will be held at the newly renovated Theater on the Lake at Lake Shore Drive and Fullerton. This beautiful space right on Lake Michigan offers stunning views and outdoor patio space for guests to enjoy...