Steve has worked with Fortune 500 companies, resorts, hotels and real estate development firms on a number of levels. Having attained his Illinois Real Estate license, he also helps match suitable restaurant partners, landlords and tenants, while also curating spaces like food halls and live music events. 

Custom Curated Food Experiences

Steve has curated everything from private, intimate dinners for a few people to larger group tours to New Orleans and Thailand. Want to fly to Montreal or Austin for a couple of days and eat like a food pro? Steve can make it happen.

He organizes private tours to neighborhoods, focusing on one type of cuisine, including meet-and-greet experiences with the chefs and owners. His deep contacts within the industry allow him to find the right person in a matter of hours, and usually results in unique culinary experiences for clients.

Contact Steve

Content Creation & Brand Partnerships

  • Video content creation and production services (Canon 5D Mark IV camera, shot in 1080p or 4K)
  • Endorsement/sponsorship of brands aligned with Steve’s own brand (ex: Mercato, Shaan Sauces)
  • Virtual experiences for team-building or client appreciation (pizza parties, cocktail happy hours)
  • Story generation for both in-house and publicly available videos
  • Culinary ideation
Contact Steve

Real Estate/Restaurant Services

  • Identifying potential chefs, concepts, restaurants or chains that would fit into existing or developing spaces (Steve is a licensed Real Estate Broker in Illinois, working with Baum Realty)

  • Assistance with press release construction and media messaging
  • Curating food & beverage concept tours; market awareness and need assessment
  • Menu development, tasting, assessments
  • Board or Advisory Board role providing ongoing guidance and expertise
Contact Steve

Media Training (outside Chicago only)

  • Teaching how to pitch stories to the press
  • Preparing staffs for media engagement
  • On-camera practice and prep with chefs and other F & B professionals
  • Coaching and on-camera practice for live demos (in-studio or in front of a group)
  • Deliverable of a finished demo via hyperlink, to share with media