Once an aspiring rock star in New York, Andrew Zimmerman is now a rock star of the Chicago culinary scene as the executive chef of Sepia, a premier restaurant in the West Loop. Andrew’s style can be best described as New American Cuisine, assimilating flavors from all cultures. His raw instincts, attention to detail and high ratings earned him a James Beard nomination for best chef in 2015, as well as a spot on Iron Chef America, where he fought and won the cream cheese battle further proving his top-notch pedigree.

What’s in Andrew’s Cart

Andrew's restaurant

Kiki Luthringshausen

meet your host

Kiki Luthringshausen is a reformed interior designer of 15 years who fell into her dream job in 2010 as an Epicurean Entertainer. Prior to her big career change, Kiki was a lifestyle expert and writer for local publications and a contributor for live news segments for local affiliates ABC, NBC, WGN and CBS. She is now the official ambassador of Mariano’s and can be seen hosting culinary events around town. As a freelance food and lifestyle writer, she’s also the author behind the popular food blog Beauty and Her Feast. Entrenched in the food industry, Kiki frequents the city’s hottest restaurants while clinking glasses with the most sought after chefs. It’s why she’s the perfect host for Mariano’s Tastemaker series.

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