An integral part of our philosophy here at The Paramount Group is choosing the highest quality ingredients for each dish. We take great care to ensure that ingredients are fresh, seasonal, and locally produced.
Our Chief Culinary Director Chef Devon Quinn hand-selects each ingredient for the catering and restaurant menus at TPG. When Chef Devon isn’t tending to his own garden and our on-site greenhouse, he’s visiting the Green City Market. He visits twice a week to choose fresh and locally grown produce. “I’ve been coming here for the past five or six years and it is honestly the best part of my week,” he says. Devon’s favorite farms to visit each week include Froggy Meadow Farms, Nichols Farm, and Iron Creek Farm.
“I really enjoy talking to the different farmers and hearing about what produce is doing well and what to expect in the coming weeks. That way, I am able to plan my menus based on their feedback”.
Founded in 1999, Green City Market was the brainchild of accomplished food writer Abby Mandel. Inspired by the sustainable farmer’s markets in Europe, Mandel was determined to create a similar marketplace in Chicago. Now, Green City market connects over 53 sustainable farms and food producers to the Chicagoland community.
“It’s a really great way to get in touch with the community,” says Chef Devon.
Follow our Instagram as we follow Chef Devon each month at Green City Market. You can also join us on our next visit, July 17th!