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Fox’s Executive Chef Ricardo Torres at the prime rib carving station during the annual Chefs’ Auction at Orland Chateau. 22nd Century Media file photos.
Salim Bal, owner of Sal’s Phillys in Homer Glen.
Sam Rodriguez, 23, adding icing to the Smallcakes Birthday cupcakes in Orland Park.
Chef Mike Weckler, also known as The Soup Guy, serving tomato basil soup out of his mobile kitchen in New Leno.
Franchise owner Vishal Patel behind the counter at Which Wich in Orland Park.
Rubi Agave owner and executive chef Ruben Pazmino is passionate about the fare of his Homer Glen restaurant, which pulls influences from different Latin American countries.
Zettlmeier’s Bakerei owner Paul Zettlmeier mixes ingredients at his Tinley Park spot.
The team behind the Regal Eagle at Robert Morris University’s Orland Park campus included (left to right) Dede Means, Chris Vasquez, Amanda Augustyniak, Raymond Benson, Erik Winningham, Mitch Harris, Kimberly Bell and professor Brad Hindsley.
The sweet cream cheese stuffed French toast at Teardrop Cafe in New Lenox is piled high with strawberry, banana and crunchy walnuts.
Bill Jones, Managing Editor
11:48 am CST January 3, 2018
Anyone can slop some food on a plate for their customers, but, when done right, cooking for others can be a deeply personal thing.