Food & Beverage Director/Executive Chef
Chef Mike began his journey with Reserve 22 and The Village Links in the summer of 2013. He assumed the dual responsibility of Food & Beverage Director/Executive Chef in the fall of 2014. Chef Mike’s passion for cooking and hospitality began at an early age. His Grandmother and his Mother were both excellent cooks and would feed all the neighborhood kids. That passion for food and making people feel special has stuck with Chef Mike ever since. Chef Mike is a proud husband and father who enjoys spending time with his family when he’s not taking care of our guests. Chef Mike also enjoys fishing and is a die-hard Cubs and Blackhawks fan. Chef Mike has honed his skills over the past 25 years by working under top tier chefs and leading some of the Nation’s busiest kitchens. Chef Mike has had previous stints at Medinah Country Club, Hilton Hotels in San Diego and Maggiano’s Little Italy. Chef Mike is a Graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park New York with an Associate’s Degree in Occupational Studies.
Angel began his journey with Reserve 22 and The Village Links of Glen Ellyn in December of 2014. Angel began his career in the Hospitality Industry through his first job in the 4th grade as a dishwasher for Klas in Cicero. The Chef and the Owner took Angel under their wing and instilled in him the constant drive for perfection that he brings with us to this day. Angel honed his skills through the years at Le Meridian Hotel in Oak Brook, Braxton’s Seafood Grill in Oak Brook and The Riviera Country Club. When Angel is not here greeting guests at Reserve 22 you can find him playing Soccer and trying out the hottest new restaurants and bars that Chicago has to offer. Angel is a die-hard Sox fan, a self-professed foodie, an aspiring Beer Cicerone and Wine Sommelier. Angel is a graduate of Bowling Green State University in Ohio with a Bachelors in Business Administration.
Manny began his career with Reserve 22 and the Village Links in March of 2016. Manny’s passion for food and cooking began when he was just 8 years old. Manny would help his mother make Tamales and sell them at the local market. Chef Manny realized immediately he loved seeing everyone’s reaction to the delicacies he helped his mother prepare. That desire to watch the joy on people’s faces as they enjoyed his food has driven Chef Manny ever since. When not cooking here at Reserve 22, Manny enjoys spending time with his dogs and playing the Sax. Manny has honed his skills through past experience with the Arista Hotel in Naperville. Manny is a graduate of the College of DuPage Culinary Arts and Baking program.