This Women’s History Month, Bon Appétit and our parent company, Compass Group, are celebrating female culinarians across our operations.
Launched in 2019, Compass Group’s Women in Culinary program goes beyond simply recognizing female culinarians for their work, to providing dedicated training and leadership development opportunities. An exciting element of the program is Compass Group’s Women in Culinary Showcase, which provides a platform for 23 female chefs to display their extraordinary culinary talents. This year, the chefs will collaborate in teams to create culinary masterpieces at the Middleby Innovation Kitchen in Dallas, Texas.
We’re thrilled that three Bon Appétit chefs – who were nominated by leaders in their respective regions – have been selected to participate. Read on to learn more about one of the participants, Kristine Subido.
Bon Appétit at Linkedin Chicago Culinary Director Kristine is an award-winning culinarian well-known for her global approach and grass-roots connections in the Chicago community.
Kristine’s career history is diverse and storied. After working at a number of high-end restaurants in the greater Chicago area, Kristine opened her own eatery, Pecking Order, with her mother. Kristine has been the recipient of a wide array of industry awards and recognitions, having been named one of Chicago’s 12 Rising Star chefs in 2008, and selected to cook at the James Beard Award gala in 2011. Chef Subido’s inventive recipes have also garnered national attention. Last year, Food & Wine published her recipe for Vegan Mushroom and Fried Tofu Sisig, in which she transformed a classically meat-forward dish into a plant-based one by swapping pork belly and chicken liver for king oyster mushrooms and tofu while maintaining the key flavors and textures of sisig. She has also made numerous television appearances and Pecking Order and her recipes have been featured in a wide variety of media including Bon Appetit, Serious Eats, Chicago Tribune, and Eater.
“Kristine exemplifies what a chef at Bon Appétit should be,” says Regional Vice President Mark LaChance, who nominated her for the Women in Culinary showcase. “She has such a passion for cooking and an equally strong passion for supporting her local community in the Chicagoland area.”
Kristine’s work at LinkedIn represents the multi-cultural flavors of Chicago, and the many dishes and approaches to cooking that mix in the windy city.