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Meet the Culinary Team

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Charles Haracz |  Executive Chef

Been with Blue Plate since: 2021

Favorite Blue Plate event: LPZ Gala.

Favorite Blue Plate dish: Pan Seared Branzino, Lemon Fregola, Eggplant Mostarda, Sicilian Style Roasted Cauliflower, Purple Ninja Radish.

Fun Fact: My daughter and I go to the farmers market every Saturday, and we make lunch together with our fresh ingredients. We have a lot of fun cooking together, but it is difficult being critiqued by a two-year-old.

 


 

Carlos Chavez |  Catering Sous Chef

Been with Blue Plate since: 2021

Favorite Blue Plate event: St. Ignatius 1000-person sit-down dinner plate-up.

Favorite Blue Plate dish: Cacio e Pepe Ravioli, 18 Month Aged Parmesan Reggiano, Spanish Sofrito, Chive Oil.

Fun Fact: I’ve cooked for President Barack Obama, Micheal Jordan, President Joe Biden, and Oprah Winfrey. Executed galas at the Lyric Opera House, Art Institute of Chicago, and Field Museum.

 


 

Edwin Cardoso  |  Business Dining & Delivery Sous Chef

Been with Blue Plate since: 2022

Favorite Blue Plate event: MHQ Employee Appreciation Day.

Favorite Blue Plate dish: 24-Hour Braised Short Rib, Chimichurri, Potato & Celeriac Purée, Charred Carrots, Aleppo Pepper Beef Jus.

Fun Fact: I performed at the Chicago Jazz Festival in High School and I play several different types of instruments.

 


 

Mitchell Robert  | R&D Sous Chef

Been with Blue Plate since: 2023

Favorite Blue Plate event: Chef Inspired Station at Cisco Meraki.

Favorite Blue Plate dish: Vegan Jackfruit Al Pastor, Taro Root, Pineapple Lime Salsa.

Fun Fact: I created a personalized at-home “Fine Dining” experience, Mirepoix Ganster Kitchens, for 4 years.

 


 

Roberto Hernandez  |  Executive Pastry Chef

Been with Blue Plate since: 2023

Favorite Blue Plate event: MHQ Spring Rollout Event.

Favorite Blue Plate dish: Strawberry Cremeux, Vanilla Mascarpone Bavarois, Vanilla Crumble.

Fun Fact: I love learning about different cultural desserts and I speak 3 different languages fluently.