Executive Chef/Partner, Tavernita
Inspiration is everywhere. You just have to be able to see it when it?s thrown at you.
With National awards and accolades, international training and a warm charismatic personality- Tavernita Executive Chef/Partner Ryan Poli is a young chef to watch. Trained in classic French and American cuisine, Chef Poli refined his techniques by working at remarkable restaurants like Thomas Keller?s The French Laundry and Jean Banchet?s Le Francais. The Chicago native has been at the forefront of the Chicago culinary scene since opening Butter in 2005, which was voted one of the country?s ?Best New Restaurants? by Esquire Magazine.