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WATCH: ‘The Chef Whisperer’ debuts at James Beard Awards

The James Beard Foundation Awards were presented Monday night in Chicago, and part of the gala evening’s festivities was the debut of “The Chef Whisperer,” a comedic short film chronicling the interactions between an all-star culinary cast and character Carl Stankowski (played by The Second City’s John Hartman) who works “silently, behind the scenes” to mentor each personality to greatness.

Among the cast of critically acclaimed Chicago chefs/restaurateurs (most of whom are also James Beard Award winners): Grant Achatz, Rick Bayless, Carlos Gaytan, Stephanie Izard, Tony Mantuano, RichMelman, Mindy Segal, Alpana Singh, Art Smith, Doug Sohn, Takashi Yagihashi, and others.

Watch “The Chef Whisperer” here.

Carl Stankowski (John Hartman) and Alpana Singh (The Boarding House, Seven Lions) in a scene from “The Chef Whisperer.”
Carl Stankowski (John Hartman) and Alpana Singh (The Boarding House, Seven Lions) in a scene from “The Chef Whisperer.”