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The Holidays Are Here!

Friday, November 21st, 2014

And here’s our 2014 menu. The menu below is designed for pickup & delivery service.  In-home, private chef services are available upon request. Wine is also available by request.  Please give us a call for a free menu planning consultation - 312-326-1948.
COMPLETE THANKSGIVING DINNER FOR 10 | * 500.00 *
- Oven-ready organic Jerk Fried turkey
-Traditional cornbread stuffing or chicken [...]

The Pop-Up Returns Saturday, Nov. 8th

Monday, September 15th, 2014

The time has come for the final “Pop-up Restaurant Experience” before the holiday season. Yearly this event has been the most difficult to plan. I am fully aware that you have a ton of holiday dinners to attend. This means you are very likely to eat standard holiday dishes, many many times (smile).  Well, I [...]

Lexus presents UPTOWN Uncorked

Friday, September 12th, 2014

We had an AMAZING time participating in one of the hottest events of the season!

NEXT UP: “The New South” Pop-Up | Sunday, July 27th

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

The New South Pop-Up with Chef Julius: Bringing refinement and a lil bit of haughtiness
The anticipation is over family and friends. Our first Pop-Up of the summer is July 27th and we’re cooking up tantalizing dishes that will give you a new perspective on southern and low country cuisine.
As many of you know, we can’t [...]

Just In: Summer Pop-Up and Taste of Chicago | July 2014

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

We are pleased to announce dates for two FUN Summer Events:

July 10th – 4:30pm
TASTE OF CHICAGO
In The Kitchen with Mariano’s
Formerly the Dominick’s Cooking Corner

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… July 27th – 3pm

CHEF JULIUS’ POP-RESTAURANT
Theme: “The New South”
The Centered Chef
177 N. Ada

A Few Details About the Seafood & Wine Pop-Up | Sat. March 29th

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Everyone should know we are taking this next pop-up VERY seriously… Not that we don’t put a tremendous amount of time and care into all of our meals. But this one will take things up a notch. Here is a preview of a few of the courses.
1st Course – Pan Seared Scallops with Lavender Butter [...]

Valentine’s Day Delivery Options Extended Through The Weekend

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Since Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday this year, we figured many of you will be celebrating throughout the weekend. So we have extended our delivery period and added a fun new “Do it Yourself” Valentine’s Day experience.
Option 1: Do It Yourself Valentine’s Day Dinner
Our Gourmet Dinner has been simplified and [...]

The Perfect Superbowl Spread, Delivered to Your Door

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

It’s that time again; the BIG game…the SUPERBOWL is back! And whether you are going to the party or the one hosting the party, EVERYONE looks forward to the food. Even if the game is bad and your team is being blown out, the food makes it easier to forget. This year [...]

Up Next…The Pop-Up | Seafood & Wine Edition

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

We had such a great time at the New Year’s Day Brunch Pop-Up! It was a wonderful way to bring in the New Year. While the team is putting together a full recap, we have received requests for info on the next one. So here are the preliminary details. And visit again soon to see [...]

We’re Kicking Off 2014 with a New Year’s Day Brunch Pop-up. Join Us!

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Start the year off with bit of decadence. We open with a Bubbly Bar featuring sparkling cocktails done four ways followed by a 6-course brunch including our fan favorite, Seafood Frittata. Make your 1st meal of the new year one to remember!
The Centered Chef
177 N. Ada Street
Doors Open at 11:30am with a Bubbly Bar, pastries [...]