Jon, the Pizza Pro

Jon, the Pizza Pro

  If you love pizza, perhaps you’ve thought about how you could get a job getting paid to eat pizza. Well, our featured member, Jonathan Porter, has managed to do just that! Here’s a q & a with the owner of Chicago Pizza Tours, and pizza pro just for you. FT: Thanks for talking with […]

Chef Giulio Fulgenzi – Connies Pizza

Chef Giulio Fulgenzi – Connies Pizza

  Chicago is a big city with lots of great restaurants, superstar chefs and opinionated bloggers – especially now that the James Beard Awards, the Oscars of food, are coming to town. We love that about our city! But amid the new shiny objects that gather attention on an almost daily basis, sometimes we need […]

Mary Aregoni of Saigon Sisters

Mary Aregoni of Saigon Sisters

  Today we’re talking with restaurateur Mary Aregoni, co-owner of Saigon Sisters with 3 locations in Chicago. Saigon Sisters has developed a large and loyal following among food lovers who appreciate its superior achievement of the delicate balance between classic dishes and innovative cuisine. We’re delighted to have this opportunity to share some of Mary’s […]

Chef Vagabundus Jonathan Merrill

Chef Vagabundus Jonathan Merrill

  Chef Jonathan Merrill aka Chef Vagabundus learned at an early age that traveling and cooking were going to be his path in life. After leaving home, he began to explore the culinary arts throughout the world. He sold everything and set off on a journey that has taken him to kitchens and cultures in […]

Chicago Treasure Chef Jill Houk

Chicago Treasure Chef Jill Houk

  Hi Everybody! We had the privilege of chatting with an accomplished and versatile chef and world traveler. Chef Jill Houk is a professional chef, product spokesperson and culinary consultant. She specializes in food and beverage pairing, consumer engagement, recipe development, cooking instruction, and developing new food products. And now, with her two books–The Essential Dehydrator and […]

Featured Member – Lesley Quinn Wine Ambassador and More

Featured Member – Lesley Quinn Wine Ambassador and More

  Today we’re talking with Food Travelist, certified sommelier and wine reviewer Lesley Quinn. Born and raised on Prince Edward Island, Lesley has steeped herself in wine culture. She received her certification through the Court of Master Sommeliers and has been on many wine adventures from Napa Valley to Italy and Austria, to Turkey.   FT: […]

Sue Reddel, Chief Travel Officer

Sue Reddel, Chief Travel Officer

  Sue Reddel has traveled the world extensively both for business and pleasure. She’s the Chief Travel Officer for our company Food Travel Network, Inc. We thought it would be fun to get an inside look at someone who actually does travel for a living!   FT: We know you love food and travel – […]

Toni Snearly – Baker Blogger Featured Member

Toni Snearly – Baker Blogger Featured Member

  Today we’re talking with home baker, blogger and featured member Toni Snearly. Toni has turned her passions into a way of life. Read on to see how she’s done it.   FT: Hi Toni! Thanks for taking time out of your hectic life to chat with us. How did you first get interested in […]

Tamarin Blackmur – MasterChef and Featured Member

Tamarin Blackmur – MasterChef and Featured Member

  Have you ever wanted to enter a television cooking competition? Our Featured Member Tamarin Blackmur did just that – and, she won! Originally from South Africa, Tamarin is a winner of the MasterChef Ireland television competition and has turned from enthusiastic amateur to professional chef. Despite her busy schedule, she finds time for catering […]

Carol Wallack – Surfer, Chef, Restaurateur

Carol Wallack – Surfer, Chef, Restaurateur

  Today we introduce you to Carol Wallack, chef and owner of sola restaurant in Chicago. Inspired by the warmth and importance of community found on the Hawaiian Islands, Chef Wallack’s menu at sola embraces the flavors, philosophies and cultures of Hawaii while also using locally raised ingredients and supporting sustainability. We know you’ll be inspired […]

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