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Originally a professional “restaurant” chef; Chef J now writes a - syndicated - weekly newspaper column on food and fitness in Chicago. As an adjunct professor, he also teaches Culinary Innovation and New Product Development at prestigious Kendall College in Chicago.

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J. is the President of the Chicago Research Chefs LLC and President – Emeritus of the Chicago Nutrition Association. The chef has worked in many of the world’s top cities. During his career he has worked with Julia Childs, Jacques Pepin, Emeril Lagasse, Rick Bayless and Homaro Cantu. He is the winner of the prestigious RCA 2002 President’s Award for outstanding contributions to Culinology and was again named co-winner in 2003.

The chef grew up in a family of professional chefs, restaurateurs, and bakers. Most recently J helped found – and sits on the board of - a new chapter of the American Culinary Federation, the Windy City Chefs. Recently he has been inducted into the Chaine des Rotisseurs – formed in Paris in the year 1248 – the Chaine is the world’s oldest and most prestigious culinary society.

A graduate of Johnson & Wales University and numerous military and trade schools, the chef is a recognized expert in culinary art, new product development, both bakery and food science.

He completed classes at AIB, in Manhattan, Kansas in 1984. Currently J is finishing his MBA with Walden University. After more than 30 successful years working as a culinary professional he is an internationally recognized Food Product Developer, Culinary Trend Expert and Food Writer.

“Chef J.” now lives in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast and is very active and well connected in touch in the Chicago culinary scene. http://www.linkedin.com/in/chefj

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FAST FOOD TRENDS 
Here are a few of the latest happenings in Fast Food Trends - from the Center for Culinary Development. KFC to roll out grilled chicken...A …

12.07.08 - FOODWISE - Chicago 
12.07.08 - FOODWISE - Chicago - Sweet-Home Chicago. CUPCAKES are all the rage in the windy city. Seems as if every trendy or artsy Chicago neighborhood …

July 4th, 2009 - Uncommon Sense 
July 9, 2009 Uncommon Sense Common sense isn’t that common anymore. Giving a half million dollar home loan to someone who only takes home $ 700 …

Streetwise - Why We Write Not rated yet
Ginny and Chef J. both have given years of effort to the tragedy of homelessness. Both have a personal understanding of the problem. Ginny’s sister, Susie, …

Slow Food Not rated yet
Dear Culinary Colleagues, "Recently" a friend and I had the opportunity to spend some time in Ireland. We dined both in Dublin and a few smaller …

WEREWOLVES @ Trader Vics! Not rated yet
12.24.08 - Werewolves at Trader Vics Last night I saw a Werewolf Drinking a pina colada at (Trader Vics). Actually it was a "Chicago Wolves" professional …

Good Bugs, Bad Bugs - Chicago Not rated yet
12.16.2008 Good Bugs, Bad Bugs? Tis the season - for holiday parties and travel. Along with the fun comes eating and greeting. This introduces …

12.07.08 - FOODWISE - Chicago Not rated yet
12.07.08 - FOODWISE - Chicago - Sweet-Home Chicago. CUPCAKES are all the rage in the windy city. Seems as if every trendy or artsy Chicago neighborhood …

12.07.08 - FOODWISE - Chicago Not rated yet
12.07.08 - FOODWISE - Chicago - Sweet-Home Chicago. CUPCAKES are all the rage in the windy city. Seems as if every trendy or artsy Chicago neighborhood …

FOODWISE / CHICAGO - 11.29.2008 Not rated yet
- World of Flavors Every year in November, the world’s best chefs gather together in California’s Napa Valley. For a few days in autumn as the grapes …


Chef J's Articles

July 4th, 2009 - Uncommon Sense
Streetwise - Why We Write
Fast Food Trends
Slow Food
Werewolves @ Trader Vics
Good Bugs, Bad Bugs
FOODWISE / CHICAGO
Cupcakes Everyone?

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