Trotter Alum Takes Over Tavenita, Little Market

By Sarah Freeman  |  December 16, 2013

Guillermo Tellez may not be a common name in the Chicago food scene, but his resumé suggests that it should be. He spent 16 years cooking with Charlie Trotter including working as his chef de cuisine in Chicago and opening Trotter's C Restaurant in Cabo San Lucas. After his time with Trotter, Tallez took positions at Kimpton Restaurants' Square 1682 at Hotel Palomar and Red Owl Tavern at Hotel Monaco as corporate chef.

His most recent job brings him back to Chicago. Tellez has been named a chef/partner in Mercadito Hospitality Group. He will work directly with Tavernita and Little Market Brasserie. This move was necessitated by the recent departure of Ryan Poli as executive chef of both restaurants. Poli left the industry to pursue travels and reconnect with his love of cooking while remaining a partner in the restaurant group.