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Name:  Carlyn Berghoff  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction



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Carlyn Berghoff is a fourth-generation member of a prominent Chicago, Illinois restaurant family.

Biographical and Professional Information

Carlyn Berghoff, CEO of the Berghoff Catering & Restaurant Group, is the fourth generation to continue the Berghoff legacy of serving great food and entertaining guests. She is an author, a chef and restaurateur, a caterer, and a wife and mother.She graduated from the Culinary Institute of America, earned a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Business from Florida International University and now operates out of Chicago's century-old Berghoff building, her base for off-premise catering. She also runs the restaurant, bar, and the historic cafe. She lives in Chicago with her husband and three children.

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