The Chicago Culinary Museum and Chefs Hall of Fame

Chicago Culinary Museum Vision for Chicago & America

The mission of the Chicago Culinary Museum and Chefs Hall of Fame is to promote and celebrate Chicago as a Culinary Mecca. Through hard work and dedication to this endeavor, the organization will take a leadership role with the entire industry to create a culinary environment that fosters education, awareness, and growth to our industry.
Our goal is to preserve the past and develop the future of the culinary achievements in the great City of Chicago and America. The Chicago Culinary Museum will be home to rare culinary artifacts and books, an interactive learning center for children, and will provide a common place for the hospitality industry.

2013 Chefs Hall of Fame Inductees

Paul Kahan
(Blackbird, avec, The Publican)
Chef of the Year
Alain Roby
Pastry Chef of the Year
Richard Melman
(Lettuce Entertain You)
Industry Leader
Hans Aeschbacher
Legendary Chef
Jean Banchet
Legendary Chef
The Late Louis Szathmary
Legendary Chef




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