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Eric Williams

Eric Williams is the founder and owner of The Silver Room, one of the most influential independent retail and community art spaces in Chicago. Over the course of 20 years, Williams has developed The Silver Room into a dynamic, multi- functional retail space and community hub that has served two prominent Chicago neighborhoods.

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Executive Chef

Whitney McMorris

Chef Whitney McMorris is bringing a whole new level
of delectable, accessible sophistication, to Chicago’s bustling food scene. Experienced with a wide scope of unique ingredients, she is celebrated for creating
dishes that represent an amalgamation of cultures, soulfully introducing diners to decadent, full bodied flavors from around the world.


Mixologist & Assistant General Manager

Ian Julian

Ian Julian is a trailblazer in his industry bringing a level of creativity, invasion and sophistication to the New Orleans culinary scene, and now Chicago’s. What started out as a love for fresh ingredients inspired by a unique flavor profile, quickly evolved into a career utilizing ingredients in innovative ways, and highlighting his roots and community.

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Cecilia Cuff

Cecilia Cuff is a pacemaker in the hospitality design industry focusing on art and efficiency inspired design, inclusivity, community development and sustainability.  Cecilia has managed hospitality openings and brand launches for corporations and small businesses all over the world with a long standing career dedicated to flawless and carefully executed hospitality service paired with mentorship of emerging young professionals.

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Managing Director

Amy Jennetten

Amy Jennetten is the Managing Director of the Bronzeville Winery. She is responsible for directing all aspects of operations focused on the highest level of standards of service, cultivating career paths for new hospitality hopefuls and acting as the liaison for community relationships.