Chef Beau is a private chef, food coach, educator, and co-owner of Chef Beau’s Klean Kitchen. He has resurrected an old hobby and has turned it into a career that he will dedicate the rest of his life to by understanding food and helping those with food-related issues.
Chef Beau studied restaurant management at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, working in professional kitchens throughout Chicago including Chessie’s in Barrington, Olive Garden, Bennigan’s, Carlucci’s and Rosebud. He also earned a bachelor’s degree from DePaul University. For 17 years he dedicated himself to working in advertising and corporate media, but his culinary interests didn’t wane. He and his sister, Kitty, talked about launching their own catering business and her untimely death fueled Bill’s resolve to make their dream a reality.
Chef Beau received his formal culinary education at Chicago’s Kendall College, where he trained under award-winning French chef Pierre Pollin and nutritionist Sara Haas. While in school, and after graduation, he applied his skills at Chicago’s Blue Plate Catering, winner of the 2009 James Beard Award for “Best Caterer in America.” He graduated in 2010 as a certified personal chef and caterer, and opened Chef Beau’s Klean Kitchen with his partner, Sheila. Their popular private dinner and corporate team-building sushi-making parties soon put the company on the Chicago map. Chef Beau will never forget his sister Kitty because the extra “K” in Chef Beau’s Klean Kitchen is a little remembrance of her.