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Chef Ryan Appears on WGN Lunchbreak to Talk about Seasonal Produce!

Check out Chef Ryan’s latest appearance on WGN Lunchbreak where he demonstrates how his ‘clean, simple and sexy’ cuisine is highlighted by seasonal produce!


Chef Ryan Appears on WCIU You & Me This Morning!

Chef Ryan on WCIU You & Me This Morning sharing his easy ways to jazz up fruits & vegetables!


Chef Ryan Hutmacher Nominated as one of 2014’s Most Innovative Event Professionals

2014_InnovatorBadge01Congratulations to Chef Ryan Hutmacher for being nominated as one of 2014’s Most Innovative Event Professionals by BizBash! Nationwide, thirty seven innovators were chosen due to their unique and engaging contributions to the event world. From hosting groundbreaking brainstorms featuring interactive food demonstrations to bringing his ‘clean, simple and sexy’ cuisine to the forefront of the wedding world, Chef Ryan has helped change the face of today’s event industry!
To learn more about Chef Ryan and the other innovators nominated, visit 

Chef Ryan featured in May’s issue of Chicago Athlete Magazine

Magazine Cover with Ryan inside spread_PB&C_May 2013Are you bored with your oatmeal routine?  If you’ve been waiting for an oatmeal renaissance, then look no further, you’ll love Chef Ryan’s latest recipe, featured in Chicago Athlete Magazine.

Whether it’s for performance based nutrition or just simply enhancing your breakfast habits, this article will shed new light on the potential of this breakfast staple.  For more on Chef Ryan’s “Peanut Butter Oatmeal with Dried Cherries and Sautéed Grapes” click here to view the article on page 20.

Heart Health Month with Centered Chef

WGN Feb 2013 with Dr Devries and Dina BairHeart Health Month on WGN: Chef Ryan was joined by his friend and nutritional collaborator, Dr. Stephen Devries, executive director of the Gaples Institute for Integrative Cardiology, to demonstrate a heart healthy recipe featuring quinoa griddle cakes with a lemon tahini and blood orange spinach salad.

photo of Ryan at St. Francis Heart Fest 2013Heart Fest 2013:  As part of Centered Chef’s mission to educate, entertain and inspire healthier lifestyles, Chef Ryan addressed the St. Francis hospital in Evanston’s “Heart Fest 2013” for the second year.  As the keynote speaker, he presented “Salads that Satisfy” for an audience of more than 100 patients and doctors.

His presentation focused on plant-based, functional foods, to compose salads that aid in the prevention and  management of cardiovascular disease.  Other featured speakers included cardiologists, Dr. Albert Foshi, Dr. Jeffrey Mark Silver and Dr. David Bedoer who spoke to patients about the latest technologies and advancements in cardiovascular treatment.



Centered Chef’s Nourishing Nosh a Hit with Chicago Cubs

As the Cubs gear up for Spring Training in Mesa, they recently hosted a Winter Training Program for their rookie players at Wrigley Field.  With the new administration’s optimistic outlook for the future of the Cubs, the team spent the last 7 days developing their young talent with a series of breakout sessions with veterans and coaches, strength & conditioning with trainers and nutrition education with their team dietitian, Dawn Jackson Blatner (RD/LDN).  As part of the organization’s progressive stance on health and wellness, Centered Chef was humbled to facilitate the preparation of customized menu offerings in accordance to their standards.

Cooking Class at Centered Chef: Learn how to butcher and cook, Locally!

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Only a week left! Reserve your spot! Want to learn some great recipes and techniques in butchery and cooking? You’ll also be taking cuts home with you!!! To learn more about sustainability and clean eating, sign up today for our 10am to 1pm class!   This cooking class was created in partnership with Centered Chef, Buedel Fine Meats, Slagel Family Farms and Red Meat Market.

Get more info HERE: Cut. Cook. Carry Home!

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Last Call for the Detox!

Don’t miss out. Registration will close this weekend for the Detox Workshop – our five week culinary program that proves the power of healthy eating.

The next edition starts Wednesday, January 2 with a complimentary Orientation session. The first day of the Detox begins Monday, January 7.

Registration is limited to the 24 people. Learn More and Register Here.