Bringing people together through food
Our mission is to bring people together through food, inspire families and friends to get into the kitchen, and create long-lasting memories!
Chef Mike from a young age, had a passion for all things food…. (mostly eating). He must credit his grandmother, his mother and his Latin ancestry for passing on the love of food and cooking. Family gatherings have always revolved around food, cooking, drinks and lively conversation. Some of his most cherished moments with family and friends were spent in the kitchen – sharing fun times while cooking and enjoying delicious food. He was lucky to learn about home cooking early on, in his mom’s kitchen.
After apprenticing with some of Chicago’s most talented chefs, including working with John Manion chef/owner of El Che Bar and La Sirena Clandestina two of Chicago’s hottest restaurants. Eventually, he turned his passion into his career and started Wine About Food. His main focus is getting people together with food and drinks, to inspire them to get in the kitchen and share in the joy of cooking.
Wine About Food and Chef Mike are passionate about bringing people together with food! We offer in-home cooking demonstrations or one-on one culinary coaching sessions. Sessions are fun, friendly, professional and always paired with a sampling of wine or a specialty cocktail. We pride ourselves by offering our clients custom designed menus, locally sourced organic meats and produce. Chef Mike is committed to expanding your culinary skills and food knowledge. Wine About Food can also accommodate kids & family cooking lessons, private parties and corporate events!
** Chef Mike ….. “sharing a meal is only half of the experience, cooking together you gain the whole experience by bringing friends and family closer.”