Chicago's Most Jovial Chef: Guillermo Tellez of Tippling Hall
Huffington Post - about 2 years
I don't meet very many jovial chefs any more. I meet driven chefs, chefs that know the bottom line and how to meet the physical and mental demands of the restaurant business. They churn out beautiful and tasty dishes, don't get me wrong, but the restaurant business has changed and rare are the purely artisan chefs, driven only by the love for what they do. For this exact reason, I enjoyed filming Guillermo Tellez in the kitchen of Tippling Hall for the February 16th Dinner Party.
In the videos below, you will see that Chef Tellez has a natural ease in the kitchen, creating and executing with child-like joy. A humble and unassuming Chef for sure, Tellez worked with Charlie Trotter for many years. In fact, in the opening scene of My Best Friend's Wedding filmed at the now closed Charlie Trotter's Restaurant, Tellez and Trotter move like frenetic, synchronized dancers together in the kitchen. But Chef Tellez won't tout his primo pedigree when you meet him. He is kind and funny, f
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