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Devon Quinn

Paramount Events Chicago

Devon cultivated his culinary proficiency working alongside renowned chefs, such as Jean-Michel Diot at La Bastide Tapenade in San Diego where Quinn learned basic French technique; Dale Levitski of the former Trio Atelier where he developed his passion for modern American cuisine; and Andrew Zimmerman of Del Toro where he discovered his love for Spanish flavor. With this vast experience under his belt, Devon took on his first sous chef role with Blue Plate Catering before moving on to The Lobby Restaurant at one of the world’s top hotels, The Peninsula Chicago.


Four years ago, Devon furthered his career with a move to the Art Institute of Chicago where he took part in developing a world-class dining program as Chef de Cuisine under Executive Chef Tony Mantuano. He was significant in the development of the catering menus to offer new levels of fine dining for a multitude of special events including weddings, women’s board galas, and corporate events. Devon also opened the McKinlock Court Restaurant at the Art Institute, a small plates concept offering local and seasonal selections. He became well-versed in multiple international cuisines throughout his time at the Art Institute.


Devon looks forward to continuing his vision of creating high-end, restaurant quality fare for Paramount Events. The opportunities are limitless for Devon and his culinary team as they bring world-class cuisine to the Chicagoland area.


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