The Crew

Lauren Parton

Lauren Parton

Booze

Described as the “Greatest Mixologist in the World” by Emmy-award winning daytime television host, Steve Harvey, Lauren Parton is helping to lead the cocktail renaissance in Chicago. With roots grounded in her culinary background as a chef, Lauren’s approach to cocktails fuses the worlds of food and beverage to create innovative drinkable and edible cocktails. As a beverage consultant and trainer, Lauren develops drink programs for restaurants and bars. Notably, Lauren created the award-winning cocktail program for the W Hotels and Loews Chicago. Lauren is a member of Tastings and currently heads up the wine program at the Kimpton Gray Hotel.

Aram Reed

Aram Reed

Food

Chef Aram Reed is a professionally trained and certified chef providing personal dining, private cooking instruction and catering services throughout the Chicago area. Whether you are planning an elaborate dinner party, an intimate gathering, or you want to host an interactive cooking party for you and your friends, Chef Aram Reed will provide you with an exceptional and personalized culinary experience.

Lorenzo Tassone

Lorenzo Tassone

Pictures

Lorenzo Tassone is a Chicago based visually impaired photographer. After losing an eye to cancer in 2000, he went on to get my B.F.A. in photography at Shepherd University. Tassone then took his talents to Europe for 3 years living and shooting across western and central Europe.

Colleen Garlington

Colleen Garlington

Legal

She's the most beautiful woman in the world with absolutely ruthless legal skills. Like a hand grenade wrapped in a cashmere scarf. In this picture, she appears with her real husband, Daryl, from the Walking Dead.

Bull Garlington

Bull Garlington

Words

Bull is an award-winning columnist, author, and speaker–and the impresario behind Eating Vincent Price. You can learn more at bullgarlington.com