1 hr 39 min

Episode #75 - Zach Engel of Galit Joiners

    • Society & Culture

This week, we hear from Zach Engel, Executive Chef and co-owner of Galit, a Middle Eastern restaurant in Lincoln Park that just retained its much-deserved Michelin Star. Zach discusses opening Galit in 2019 to showcase his experience with Middle Eastern cuisine. He talks about his focus on Middle Eastern wines, building relationships with winemakers, and training staff on ingredients and techniques less common stateside. Throughout the episode, Zach thoughtfully reflects on his James Beard award, surviving as a new restaurant during the pandemic, the realities of running a successful restaurant in Chicago, and so much more.

This week, we hear from Zach Engel, Executive Chef and co-owner of Galit, a Middle Eastern restaurant in Lincoln Park that just retained its much-deserved Michelin Star. Zach discusses opening Galit in 2019 to showcase his experience with Middle Eastern cuisine. He talks about his focus on Middle Eastern wines, building relationships with winemakers, and training staff on ingredients and techniques less common stateside. Throughout the episode, Zach thoughtfully reflects on his James Beard award, surviving as a new restaurant during the pandemic, the realities of running a successful restaurant in Chicago, and so much more.

1 hr 39 min

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