Chef Meg Galus

Executive Pastry Chef of Boka, Chicago, IL

August 10–14, 2021

Originally from DeKalb, Illinois, Chef Meg Galus has served as the executive pastry chef at Boka since February 2015. During her six-year tenure, she has also served as the pastry chef for the sister Chicago restaurants Cold Storage, Momotaro, Somerset and Swift & Sons.

Galus has been lauded for her creativity and versatility and her work has garnered many accolades, including being named as a finalist for the James Beard Outstanding Pastry Chef Award in 2016–2019. She was named as the Chicago Tribune’s 2016 Pastry Chef of the Year and won the Jean Banchet Pastry Chef of the Year award in 2017. Prior to her current position, Galus was an international finalist in the Valrhona C3 chocolate competition and placed first in the Chicago Restaurant Pastry Competition.