The memory was enough to lure her obtaining her culinary degree at the Art Institute in 2014 and, from there, to Poogan’s Porch and Mex-1. She joined the current restaurant back when it was called Union Provisions.
Best Advice a Mentor Gave You: It was my dad. When I first called and told him I was going to cook, he said, “Just remember, nobody in this industry is indispensable” It’s harsh but realistic. It keeps you humble to know that you can be replaced at any time.
Locals usually think of the area around Market Street as a place for cruise ship tourists and memento seekers, not as a spot where some of the city's most exciting restaurants might be hidden. However, executive chef Adam Hodgson and owner-operator Patrick Whaley of the modern and dynamic eatery 5Church have set out to change all that.