Atelier, located in Lincoln Square in the former Elizabeth Restaurant space, has announced the appointment of Christian Hunter as Executive Chef. The restaurant will open for dinner service on Wednesday, February 22.
A native of Lexington, Kentucky, Hunter was most recently the Executive Chef at Community Table in Litchfield County, Connecticut. He holds a culinary degree from Paul Smith’s College in upstate New York and has cooked at Relais & Châteaux’s Lake Placid Lodge and The Weekapaug Inn in Rhode Island. He also spent four years in Charleston, South Carolina, cultivating relationships with local farmers along with his own culinary identity.
Hunter's signature style focuses on infusing New American fare with global flavors. He is intrigued by sustainable food production and nutritional anthropology, and strives to utilize the utmost of everything he brings into the kitchen.
Atelier reservations are now available at Atelier-Chicago.com. Dinner seatings will be offered Tuesday-Saturday, 5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
4835 N. Western Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625