Donald Madia, Owner and Partner of the One Off Hospitality Group in Chicago, shares his career timeline and advice for up and coming talent.
“The best “advice” that I have ever witnessed was how my mother and aunt were the greatest host/care takers of food and hospitality. It didn’t matter who you were, when you walked through their doors, you were treated to incredible meals. Sometimes they wouldn’t sit down and eat because they would continue to feed everyone savory and sweet. And by the time you were on sweets, they were already in the kitchen washing dishes.„
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Chef and Owner
CITY GRIT Hospitality Group, CITY GRIT, Birds & Bubbles, Rise Gourmet Goods & Bakeshop
Executive Chef, Proprietor and Farmer
Mercantile dining & provision, Fruition Restaurant and Fruition Farms Dairy & Creamery
Chef / Partner
Lineage Restaurant, Island Creek Oyster Bar, Row 34 Fort Point, Row 34 Portsmouth
Professor of Culinary Arts and Food Science
Drexel University, Center for Hospitality and Sport Management
Master Sommelier, Director of Wine and Restaurant Operations
Union Square Hospitality Group