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Three Chicago chefs to be inducted into hall of fame

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  • Richard Melman

    Richard Melman

  • Pul Kahan

    Pul Kahan

  • Alan Roby

    Alan Roby


Three Chicago restaurateurs and chefs will be inducted into the Chicago Culinary Museum's Chefs Hall of Fame.

Richard Melman, Paul Kahan and Alain Roby will be inducted during a ceremony on Oct. 17.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proclaimed this Thursday as Richard Melman Day, with similar proclamations for Kahan on Oct. 17 and Roby on Oct. 24.

Melman is founder and chairman of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprisies, which includes over 90 restaurants nationwide.

Kahan is executive chief and owner of the Chicago restaurants avec, Big Star, Blackbird, The Publican and Publican Quality Meats.

Roby is a longtime pastry chef who owns and operates All Chocolate Kitchen in the Chicago suburb of Geneva.

The induction ceremony is open to the public and will serve as a fundraiser for the Chicago Culinary Museum.

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