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CHEF JOHO’S LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, CHICAGO TRIBUNE

April 4, 2017

CHEF JOHO’S LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, CHICAGO TRIBUNE

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Chicago Tribune

April 4th, 2017

“Jean Joho has been running the kitchen at Everest for 30 years, which, not coincidentally, is how long this Loop restaurant has existed. That’s a remarkable tenure under any circumstances, but Joho has kept his restaurant at or near the top of Chicago’s fine-dining world the entire time, offering cuisine as lofty as Everest’s 40th-floor setting. He has never been one for two-bite courses, arguing that true appreciation of any dish requires time. Though his food is generally considered French, Joho prefers “Alsatian-influenced,” and he embraced Midwest products like no chef before him, developing relationships with area producers and suppliers before “farm to table” was a phrase. His legacy extends beyond Everest; Joho was one of the creative minds behind Corner Bakery and has his hand in a number of other Lettuce Entertain You concepts, including Intro and M Burger (and we’re still nostalgic for the late, great Brasserie Jo). A 65-year-old chef who never stops looking for ways to improve, Joho talks as though he’s ready for another 30 years. Which is just fine with us.”

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