2017 - CHEF ED SURA
Chef Sura developed his appetite for cooking while growing up on a farm in Michigan. This sparked a deep appreciation of approachable, rustic dishes full of fresh, local ingredients.
Enrolling in the Great Lakes Culinary Institute transformed this passion into a lifelong career journey. After working in Traverse City, Michigan under Executive Chef Ted Cizma, Chef Sura made the move to the Windy City.
Once in Chicago, Chef Sura built an impressive resume including some of Chicago’s most preeminent restaurants such as Michelin-starred Graham Elliot and his most recent venture at the acclaimed Perennial Virant.
His natural talent and technical expertise is nationally recognized. In 2016, Sura was named a Semifinalist for the 2016 James Beard Foundation’s Rising Chef Award.
Chef Sura is currently Executive Chef of the Park Hyatt Chicago's NoMI Kitchen.