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I started my Career in 1998 working for Gaddy’s restaurant in Schaumburg il (AAA four Diamond). Along the way I have served as Executive Chef in Many notable Restaurants and Hotels
*Westin Hotels (Cook- Sous Chef) 2000-2004
*Deerpath Inn in Lake Forest 2004 (chaine des rotisseurs, Dirona rated restaurant)
*Karma Restaurant 2005-2006 (Chicago North Shore best Fusion restaurant 2005, Top ten Suburban Restaurant Daily Herald 2005,)
*Hyatt hotels and resorts (Schaumburg) 2007 -2012
*The Clare 2013-2015 A luxury Senior Living High rise Located on Michigan Avenue.

A few Honors I have earned over the course of my Career has been
*2003 represent the united states in Matsumoto Japan’s Ice Carving Festival
*2009 Performed as a pastry Chef at the Disney Epcot Food and Wine Festival
* Permanent Committee member of the Les Amis des Escoffier
*Member of the Disciples of Escoffier United States

My Take on Cuisine as an Executive Chef is to use the freshest possible ingredients with refined execution. As Executive Chef I believe you must be highly skilled in all areas of the kitchen. This includes Garde Manger, Savory, Pastry, Baking and Confectionary Areas of the Kitchen. We must Move forward as Culinarians and at the same time we must pay respects and Keep the traditions and the discpline alive from the Chef’s That came before us. To be a Chef is a very big responsibility. Not only do we represent ourselves but at the same time we represent our Chef’s who Trained us and also our staffs that we Manage. We must work hard every day trying to reach perfection.

Hagop Hagopian

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