Chefs off the Clock
After serving as pastry cook under Chef Dana Cree at Chicago's Blackbird, lead baker at Hoosier Mama Pie Company, and pastry chef at Straight Wharf in Nantucket, Molly Svec decided to pursue her lifelong dream of opening a bakery with her sister Meg. In 2016, Spilt Milk opened in Oak Park to rave reviews. As pastry chef/co-owner of this bustling business, Molly stays grounded by making the time to unwind in nature. One of her favorite activities is hiking through the forest and shoreline near her parents’ home in Three Oaks, Michigan.
Discover the ways Chicago’s celebrity chefs unwind after they clock out of the kitchen.
Get to know another side of these interesting personalities who — while known for their passion and work ethic in the kitchen — are fascinating and passionate people in their personal lives as well.
Off the Clock: Hiker
AceBounce, Flight Club
Off the Clock: Woodworker and Leathercraft
Off the Clock: Scuba Diver
Piccolo Sogno, Nonnina and Maillard Tavern
Off the Clock: Baseball Player
Off the Clock: Adventure Traveler
Petterino’s, Saranello’s, Di Pescara, Ivy Room
Off the Clock: Bicyclist
Off the Clock: Sailor
Terzo Piano at the Art Institute of Chicago
Off the Clock: Swimmer
Off the Clock: Graffiti Artist
Prairie Grass Café
Off the Clock: Latin Dancer