Meet the Team

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FOUNDER + CHEF SCOTT SCHYMIK

Having a life-long passion for food, Chef Scott Schymik knew there was a place for his vision in his home town. A Rietz Memorial High School graduate, his career began as an apprentice to Master Chef Horst Galow in 1996 at Kirby's Private Dining. He spent 5 years training to take over as Head Chef in 2001 and went on to purchase Kirby's in 2004. He remained the owner and chef of Kirbys until 2014, at which time he decided to make it his own. After a remodel project, Kirby's became Sauced and The Ballroom at Sauced. In 2019, Chef Scott Schymik was ready to expand. He purchased and remodeled the building we call home and opened Schymik's Kitchen where he continues to pour into our community through fine dining and memorable experiences.

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EXECUTIVE CHEF CHRIS GARRETT

Meet our Executive Chef Chris Garrett. As a graduate of The Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago, Chris has spent the last 18 years perfecting his art. He specializes in farm-to-table, slow food movement, and sustainable culinary practices. His close relationships with local farmers bring his passion to life in the Kitchen, featuring ingredients from Beautiful Edibles, Riemanns Farm, and Fischer Farms. Chef Chris is an important asset to our team at Schymik's Kitchen, his menu development and execution speak volumes to his ability. When he is not in the Kitchen, Chris enjoys spending time with his beautiful fiancé, Erin, and their pup.