About Jake Bickelhaupt

Bickelhaupt is a 2 Michelin star chef, '15 Food&Wine Best New Chef, nom by James Beard '16 & '17 Best Chef Great Lakes Region. Bickelhaupt’s food philosophy is to make the complex seem simple. His dishes are raw, natural, and genuine; layered with various textures and hyper-sensitive flavors that are meant to elevate the familiar and evoke fond memories of times past. Bickelhaupt cooks with a distinct Asian influence and a concentrated emphasis on technique, serving a chef’s tasting menu that features his thoughtful interpretation of new American cuisine.


  • Two Stars
  • Best New Chef
    Food & Wine

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Behind the Scenes

"When the fond is better than the roasted chicken."
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"Veal stock. Simple things in life make me happy. It smells so good in the kitchen right now. Roasted veal bones and roasted duck feet. I’m in heaven."
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"Yolk poached in kombu broth."
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"Beautiful day and tomatillo. Making a cocktail with mezcal"
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"Wangling roasted duck feet for my yummy sauce @konrochicago"
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"Does anybody else feel like I do that high temp rubber spatulas are like the greatest thing ever? I don’t know what I would do without it... @konrochicago"
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