South Water Kitchen Scallops

Hometown Pride

A Downtown Chicago Restaurant

Meet the Chef: Roger Waysok

Chef Roger Waysok of South Water Kitchen

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Close your eyes and picture the foods from your childhood. What do you see? What do you smell? If you’re Roger Waysok, you taste the cuisine of Chicago. He may be all grown up now, but Chef Roger still lives in the Windy City and still has a penchant for the hearty dishes of the Midwest. He’s taken those early influences, mixed them with high-quality local ingredients and a little contemporary flair, and turned it all into one of the most satisfying dining experiences in the city. Come into South Water Kitchen, and you’ll see what we mean. When Chef Roger isn’t eating his own food, you can find him indulging in a classic Chicago-style hot dog, complete with the works, of course.