mk The Restaurant


Chef Michael Kornick, founder and owner of mk The Restaurant, is a nationally recognized leader in the culinary arts. Chef Kornick works with the freshest seasonal ingredients and stays true to classical cooking techniques. It is his belief that ingredients should speak for themselves. Although known primarily for his accomplishments as a chef, Michael has developed into one of the country’s leading restaurateurs. He is highly sought after as an authority on restaurant management and customer service and is known as a generous mentor to those who have worked under him past and present. In addition to his professional responsibilities, Michael is very active in the community. He has raised awareness and money annually for Share our Strength, the Chicago Food Depository, Healthy Schools Campaign, Steppenwolf Theater, Perspectives Charter School, Sweet Water Foundation and many other worthy organizations. For the past eight years Chef Kornick has served as Chef Chair for Toque: An Evening With Chicago’s Culinary Masters. The event raises money for Children’s Oncology Services, Inc. and funds their Camp One Step at a Time, a camp for children with cancer. Chef Kornick lives in Evanston, Illinois with his wife and business partner Lisa and their children. Chef Michael visited the Skuna Bay farms in November, 2012.