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Meal of Your Life: Billy Dec chats with Sarah Grueneberg

James Beard Award-winning chef shares challenges of opening restaurant

Chicago restaurateur Billy Dec is the host of the Meal of Your Life podcast, where distinguished guests — from fellow renowned chefs to athletes to celebrities — talk about a defining meal.

In the second installment of this new series, Sarah Grueneberg, chef and partner of Monteverde and winner of the 2017 James Beard Award for Best Chef, Great Lakes, talks to Dec about her Top Chef experience, cooking Italian with a wok, the difficult aspects of opening a restaurant, and her ultimate meal.

You can subscribe to Dec’s podcast on iTunes.

Billy Dec is an Emmy Award winning television personality and actor and the CEO and founder of Rockit Ranch, which operates seven restaurants, bars and nightclubs in Chicago. For the past three years he has served on the White House Advisory Commission on Asian American & Pacific Islanders and the White House Bullying Prevention Task Force.

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