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WBEZ’s 10th Annual Chicago Chef Battle

Ten years. Ten chefs. Ten stories.

WBEZ’s Chicago Chef Battle returns to celebrate our 10th anniversary by gathering ten of Chicago’s best chefs – ranging in cuisine, experience and location – to compete for public radio glory. 

This year’s theme features more chefs, more flavors and, true to public radio form, a more in-depth look into the lives and stories of each of the competing chefs.

Ahead of the Chef Battle, check in here for profiles of our participants. 

Don't Miss The 10th Annual Chef Battle

Wednesday, April 25

VIP: 6-9:30 p.m. | General Admission: 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Montgomery Club

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Jorgina Pereira

Chef Jorgina Pereira is founder and chef of Sinha Elegant Cuisine restaurant, which celebrates the melting pot of Brazil's food.
March 13, 2018

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Phillip Foss

Phillip Foss is chef and owner of EL Ideas, which earned a Michelin-star in 2013. He's cooked for presidents, celebrities and a Pope.
March 13, 2018

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Abraham Conlon

Abraham Conlon is executive chef and partner of Fat Rice in Logan Square, plus Fat Rice Bakery and The Ladies’ Room cocktail lounge.
March 13, 2018

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Chrissy Camba

Chef Chrissy Camba is the force behind pop-up dinner series, Maddy's Dumpling House and has been seen on TV's Top Chef Seattle and Chopped.
March 13, 2018

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Zenash Beyene

Chef Zenash Beyene opened Ras Dashen Ethiopian Restaurant in 2001. She is proud to serve comfort food from the mountains of Ethiopia.
March 13, 2018

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Alan Yuen

Chef Alan Yuen returned to his family's 20-plus-year-old establishment in 2011 after a career in advertising.
March 13, 2018

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Ashlee Aubin

Chef Aubin’s restaurant Salero focuses on using local ingredients and cultivating a sense of community.
March 13, 2018

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Paul Virant

Chef Paul Virant's work centers on contemporary Midwestern cuisine that celebrates preserved ingredients.
March 13, 2018

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Patty Neumson

The founder of Herb, Patty Neumson, grew up in Thailand. There she developed a love of traditional cooking and healthy ingredients.
March 13, 2018

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Cliff Rome

Chef Cliff Rome is president of Rome's Joy Companies, which includes Peach's on 47th, Rome's Joy Catering, Parkway Ballroom and more.
March 13, 2018

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