There's one thing we love more than chefs, and that's emerging chefs. Those who aren't yet mainstream, but can pack a punch when it comes to tastebud nirvana. Though we have some favorites up our sleeve that aren't on this list, Complex.com gets our token of appreciation for focusing on the up-and-comers.
The list includes Lisa Bonjour, Pastry Chef at mk The Restaurant (yes, there are females on this list!) and Matthew Kirkley, Executive Chef and Partner at L2O. Read More
For additional Chicago coverage of some of our favorite restaurants/chefs/mixologists in the area, check out the short video gallery below!