Dale Levitski – Resident Guest Chef
Chef, restauranteur and former Bravo Top Chef contestant Dale Levitski joins Paws Up for entire 2013 summer season.
Dale Levitski was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, into a family who appreciated a home cooked meal, and to a mother who knew the importance of her family sharing time together at the dinner table. Whether it was his grandmother, making gooseberry pie, Swedish meatballs, or oftentimes, skorpa; his dad busy at work in the kitchen canning the goods from his carefully tended garden; or his mother, making the youngster’s favorite – chili & pasta with meatballs; he grew up in a house filled with the aromas and memories of cooking. Without realizing it, in the kitchen he had found a passion. After many different jobs at diverse restaurants, Levitski has settled in as a successful chef and restauranteur at two of Chicago's hottest restaurants.
At Frog n Snail, Levitski offers a midwestern bistro menu, his local take on European classics. He continues to experiment with flavor combinations, and focuses on layers of flavor, balance and texture; at Sprout, he’s known to deconstruct a classic, If you ask Levitski what he loves most about cooking, he’ll tell you “There is so much I love about cooking. The creativity first and foremost. I love that my job is to make people happy, and I love that every day is a reset.” Levitski continues to plan for the future, and when not in the kitchen, loves to travel the globe, exploring the flavors and cultures of those childhood memories and beyond.
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