Tavern On Rush is the premier dining destination for steaks & seafood in Chicago. It features an exciting open kitchen overlooking multi-level seating, a sprawling horseshoe shaped bar, a beautiful private dining room and Chicago's favorite outdoor patio. Visitors, locals and celebrities all agree, Tavern On Rush is the top spot to see and be seen.
John, a true Chicagoan, was born, raised, and has spent most of his 30+ year cooking career in Chicagoland.
Since 2001, John has been the executive chef at Tavern on Rush where he has curated the extensive menu of upscale American classics. The versatility of the menu has allowed John to explore his interests in a variety of international cuisines as well, often infusing Asian and Mediterranean notes in seasonal dishes and daily specials.
With Tavern on Rush, John is a supporter of major events with the American Liver Foundation, Green City and Gilda’s Club. He has also worked as a private dinner chef for MLB and NBA teams.
Prior to working at Tavern on Rush, John served as the Executive Chef at the Chicago Yacht Club, Monroe and Belmont Harbors for ten years. He attended Washburn Culinary Institute in Chicago and is a member of the Chicago Culinary Federation.