Big City Chefs Continues Expansion into Chicago Metro Area – June 7, 2002
SAN DIEGO, California – Seeking to meet growing demand for its services, Big City Chefs, the country’s first nationwide personal chef service provider, has announced it is expanding its business into the Chicago metropolitan area.
“We are very excited to continue our rapid growth into this vibrant city and its rich gastronomic traditions,” remarks David Fischbein, President of the California-based boutique company that manages executive level personal chefs for residential meal services and events. “By uniquely combining the culinary integrity of the world’s finest full-time private chefs with the flexibility and affordability of occasional personal chefs, we are satisfying the demanding palates of busy professionals in some of the country’s most renowned food meccas,” including San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles.
-The company coordinates a team of executive level personal chefs who develop customized menus for residential and corporate clients seeking home meal replacement or dinner parties. The chefs prepare meals on the clients’ premises using restaurant quality ingredients from local and regional vendors.
To launch its personal chef services in the Chicago area, Big City Chefs has hired veteran chefs Kristen Lorenz and Sarah Duff. Chef Lorenz, a graduate of the top-rated French Culinary Institute in New York City, has recently worked at Chicago’s highly acclaimed Tru Restaurant and at Singapore’s Four Seasons Hotel. In 2002, she also appeared on Food Network and as an assistant chef at Dinner with Jacques Pepin at the James Beard House in New York City. Chef Duff, a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in London, has worked in the Chicago area at Tru Restaurant and as Chef de Cuisine at David’s Ristorante.
Big City Chefs currently serves the San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, San Jose, New York City, and Chicago regions, and is preparing to launch in several other East Coast cities this summer.