Dan specializes in modern Latin American cuisine. He has worked with many successful restaurants including Bar Chido, Bar Takito, including Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurants, Barrio, and Octavio Cantina and Kitchen. Dan’s role as Executive Chef has earned him recognition with the national publication Tasting Table, as one of Chicago’s best new restaurant openings, Spring 2018.
Dan describes his food as bold, approachable, and colorful, something his Grandfather would tell him is that “you eat with your eyes first” which is why the presentation of a dish is just as important as the taste for him. He discovered his love of cooking at a very early age, as his first memory in the kitchen was picking bad beans out of the bunch with his grandmother every morning. From these early memories of cooking with his grandmother his love of cooking evolved into a, so far, successful and exciting career.