TPG’s riverfront space between Avondale and West Roscoe Village will be home to the group’s hospitality enterprise, including a new location for Eden restaurant.
Located in a state-of-the-art complex, TPG’s new facility will feature nearly 18,000 square feet of flexible indoor-outdoor space that will become home to the hospitality businesses for which it is lauded. TPG’s brands include Paramount Events and Truffleberry Market, its two premier catering entities; Paramount Fresh, a fresh-market delivery service that launched to great success in the past 12 months; Lake Street Staffing, a staffing agency composed of all in-house trained and certified employees; and FuelGood, which provides solutions for workplace dining and includes a growing roster of corporate clients.
The group will also resurrect its beloved contemporary American restaurant, Eden, whose closure in summer 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic was widely chronicled and continues to be greatly missed by its loyal following. Helmed by Chef/Partner Devon Quinn, Eden was widely known for its on-site greenhouse. In its new location, guests will find a much more expansive structure, designed by Chef Quinn and whose formal study of horticulture and passion for growing has always informed his menu. His newly constructed greenhouse and the surrounding area will allow for a larger footprint, affording Chef Quinn with the ability to increase the variety of herbs, edible flowers, figs, peppers, and other ingredients that give his dishes the level of quality and freshness they merit.
Until Eden reopens in its new home in late fall/early winter, Chef Quinn keeps the restaurant’s spirit alive with private, at-home culinary services, customized meal kits, and cooking for intimate social functions in its idyllic dining spaces currently available at the original location.
Although this year has been harrowing for restaurants, catering businesses, and event companies, TPG’s founder and CEO, Jodi Fyfe, has used this time as an opportunity to reflect and rebuild. Fyfe views the transition as an exciting, fresh start as business steadily returns and the team continues to rehire.
“Every business owner in our industry can relate with the struggles of the past year,” Fyfe said. I’m so proud of and grateful for our team – we pressed on, continued to innovate and do everything possible to keep our business alive and our clients safe, engaged, and happy. This move carries great significance for all of us – it represents survival, teamwork, rebuilding, staying true to our commitment to hospitality, and the future.”
“Our new home is going to be spectacular,” she added. “The kitchens will be built to allow for optimal space and conditions for both catering entities and Eden. The design supports our commitment to sourcing and cooking with only the finest ingredients – and growing our own when possible. The front-of-house spaces will have flexible, indoor-outdoor configurations for private dining, which is important to the guest of today and tomorrow.”
TPG’s new location is situated in a pocket between Avondale and West Roscoe Village. It is an exciting area that has become widely known as a dining destination for hotspots like Honey Butter Fried Chicken and the Michelin-starred Parachute. A fully paved, community walkway and neighboring boathouse promise high foot traffic and energy, especially during Chicago’s always-anticipated warm weather months.
The growth and development of the area is an attractive bonus that aligns with the goals of The Paramount Group. Said Fyfe, “We’re excited for the future and opportunity to grow our community by engaging with and supporting the people and local businesses around us.”