Meet Mariano's Tastemaker Jimmy MacMillan - DineAmic Group's Corporate Pastry Chef!

“One of my biggest struggles is finding the time to grocery shop while balancing my schedule between three restaurants. Marian o’s allows me to keep up my healthy lifestyle and use my time efficiently, making it easy to grab everything I need in one trip.”

Q: Where is your hometown?

A: Detroit.

Q: What neighborhood do you live in/which Mariano's do you frequent?

A: Lincoln Park, so either Bucktown or New City.

Q: What food is your guilty pleasure?

A: Nachos.

Q: What is the last meal you ate?

A: Pho.

Q: What is your favorite ingredient to use in cooking?

A: Vanilla bean.

Q: Whose cooking are you most inspired by?

A: Ferran Adria.

Q: What would your last meal on earth be?

A: Noodles.

Q: What's your go-to condiment?

A: Sambal Oelek.

Q: What's your favorite beverage (non-alcoholic or alcoholic)?

A: Clown Shoes Beer - Space Cake Double IPA.

Q: What is the one thing you can't leave a Mariano's without buying?

A: A giant apple fritter.

Q: What's your favorite dessert?

A: Coconut layer cake.

Q: What's your favorite fresh ingredient?

A: Nothing is better than perfectly ripe mangoes.

Q: What product are you obsessed with?

A: Chocolate, from bean to bar. You can make anything out of chocolate.