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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jan Berghoff  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;


-- Jan Berghoff on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Jan Berghoff, the wife of third-generation Herman Berghoff and the mother of Carlyn, owned and ran the historic ''Berghoff'' restaurant in Chicago, Illinois for many years.

Biographical and Professional Information

From 1973 to 1983, Jan and Herman Berghoff owned and ran the highly successful Tosi's restaurant in Stevensville, Michigan. They returned to Chicago, Illinois in 1986 to buy and run the ''Berghoff''. Jan was involved with food and menu development and Herman ran the business and management side of the restaurant. Jan and her daughter, Carlyn, wrote a cookbook with Nancy Ross Ryan filled with classic recipes and historical information about the family restaurant.

Speaking Engagements

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Selected Titles At Your Library

The Berghoff family cookbook :
ISBN: 0740763628. OCLC Number: 71223352

Andrews McMeel Pub.,. .

On February 28, 2006, the Berghoff Restaurant closed its doors after 107 years of serving satisfying family-style meals in its historic downtown Chicago location.