Chatting with the Chefs: Thomas Lents + Chris Tong
in the United States for more than 25 years. After he was recruited to join the culinary staff of Ciel Blue, a famous
award-winning restaurant in Chicago, he continued his career at prestigious establishments around the country. Ten years ago, he launched My Private Chef, taking that same exquisite cuisine into the world of private dining.Christopher was named one of the top 100 Chefs in Chicago and received the 2000 Gold Medal Award by the American Tasting Institute. He teaches his skills to students at the Culinary Internship Program at St. Augustine College. Come meet Chef Christopher at his cooking demonstration Saturday, August 6 at 10:30am at Green City Market Lincoln Park
I love all the vendors, and they have such a great variety of fresh produce, it’s impossible to pick just one. People love the market because they can discover products as they purchase what they need.
What is your favorite thing to do in Chicago (other than shop at Green City Market, of course)?
I like to participate in outdoor activities, riding my bike on the lakefront and visiting the neighborhood festivals.
What is in your fridge right now?
Fresh fruit such as blueberries, vegetables, black truffles, Irish butter, Coffee from Costa Rica, Venison, Yogurt.
What is one tip you have for home cooks shopping at Green City Market?
Talk to the Farmers and ask them about their products. Try some new items at the market.
What is the one food you couldn't live without?
Butter and freshly baked Breads.
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- Thursday, July 13, 2017
- Our Board Member, Eric Mansavage of Farmhouse Chicago, and Chef BBQ highlighted on NBC Chicago Cafe 5
- Tuesday, July 11, 2017
- Boxville on the River
- Friday, June 30, 2017
- Introducing: Lisa Kalabokis, Chef Educator & Head Chef of Abby's Crepes
- Friday, June 23, 2017
- ABC7 Does GCM West Loop Market!
- Wednesday, June 14, 2017
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