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DAY 19 // Chicago Loves Panels and JazzDay 19 of Chicago, I love you begins with a panel discussion hosted by Marcus Gilmer on the topic "Do It Yourself / Innovators" featuring Homaro Cantu, Kim Bellware, Justin Schwier, and Steve Gadlin. I've included a bio for each panelist and highly recommend coming by tonight. The panels will be followed up with Corbin Andrick's jazz series until close. Chicago, I somehow still love you - eleven days remain so support this local festival at Lilly's Bar - 2515 N. Lincoln Ave.
Homaro Cantu is an inventor, entrepreneur, chef, and molecular gastronomer. He owns and operates the Cantu Designs Firm in Chicago, Illinois, as well as Moto Restaurant and ING. Chef Cantu graduated from Western Culinary Institute (now a Le Cordon Blue School). Shortly after graduating Cantu began working for free in nearly 50 top restaurants on the west coast of the United States. He moved to Chicago in 1999 to work for world renowned Chef Charlie Trotter. After leaving Charlie Trotter's in 2004, he was unemployed for one year while waiting for his restaurant Moto to open. During this unemployment period, Cantu spent hundreds of hours researching new technologies that he would patent and eventually integrate into his new restaurant. Chef Cantu has been approached by numerous Fortune 500 companies to assist in creative ideation and product development.