Chef’s Corner | Tom Van Lente Tom Van Lente was born into a family passionate about and successful in the culinary and business worlds. Raised in Burr Ridge, Illinois, Tom is the grandson of legendary theatre owner, Tony DeSantis of Drury Lane Theatre. Tom’s fervor for cooking came at a young age, and he was…

Chef’s Corner | Luke Creagan Chef Luke Creagan offers a seasonal menu of champagne-friendly small plates and shareable items, including oysters and caviar, a cheese and charcuterie selection, and desserts. “I was born in Rockford and grew up in Milwaukee. Definitely a Chicago kid at heart: love the Bulls, Bears and Hawks and just the…

Chef’s Corner | Cameron Grant “I fell in love with food when I was a little boy. I grew up in Perth, Scotland…we had a huge vegetable garden…and I never cooked until I moved to college when I had to prepare meals. I hope that people come to Osteria Lange to experience what it would…

Chef’s Corner | Matthew Reichel “I first came here with my wife because she decided to move me from New York to here. Actually a good move, my kids grew up here. Great town, great city. Came to the Berghoff and been working, hard, here ever since. This is a very busy place. The thing…

Chef’s Corner | Rhea Brown “I was born and raised in Jamaica. Came to Chicago as a youngster and started working in the restaurant business. Started as a dishwasher…now I’m here as the Executive Chef at Maya Del Sol. I didn’t quit, I stuck with it, worked with some really good chefs in the city…

Pastry Chef Thomas Raquel chats with devHour.tv about where he draws his inspiration. “I find myself being inspired by the season and what’s growing. Growing up in Los Angeles where the weather is pretty stagnant, it’s hard to be a part of the seasons when it’s 70 and it’s December. I always start with the…