These guys.


Joshua Kulp

HBFC Role: Executive Chef/Managing Partner

Top three favorite things to eat:

Pizza, Bucatini Amatriciana, Steak Tacos

Most memorable HBFC moment:

Learning how to change a carbonator tank on the fly in the first week during service with Jordan in a crawl space in the basement.

Dead or alive – who would you share an 8-piece chicken with?

My Grandpa.

Favorite cookbook? Tie:

Think Like a Chef by Tom Colicchio, Essentials of Italian Cooking by Marcella Hazan & Cooking By Hand by Paul Bertolli.

Best thing I've ever read is…

Another Country by James Baldwin.

Interesting fact that you don't know about me:

Was a fifth grade teacher in the Bronx.

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween?

My wife and I were both princesses.


Christine Cikowski

HBFC Role: Executive Chef/Managing Partner/Chief High-Fiver

Personal hero:

Dave Grohl. Watch him as he goes.

On my day off, you'll find me:

roadtripping to Wisconsin, daydreaming in Palmer Park, attending a musical concert.

Favorite quote:

“It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.” –Tom Robbins

Most memorable HBFC moment:

Standing at the pick-up counter on opening night in a sea of order tickets and a 50 person line out the door, and Josh (co-chef) asking me “What did we do?”

Interesting fact that you don't know about me:

I believe in fortune cookies.

Cats or Dogs?

Dogs are humans in furry costumes. Cats are from other planets. No contest.


Cam Waron

HBFC Role: Chef De Cuisine


Family Restaurant, Le Lan, Belly Shack, Wolfgang Puck's Power Catering.

Favorite quote:

“Wearing a turtleneck is like being strangled by a really weak guy, all day.” – Mitch Hedberg

Most memorable HBFC moment:

Rehearsal dinner for our wedding/1st dry run of the restaurant with our brand new staff (we got married two days before we opened). It was a triumphantly magical evening, they nailed it!!!

Dead or alive – who would you share an 8-piece chicken with?

Kenny Rogers. We both love a good roasted bird, and I can ask him why the hell he didn't sing The Gambler at the live Christmas special I attended.

Favorite cookbook?

Au Pied De Cochon by Martin Picard. It's what keeps me husky.

Favorite place in Chicago?