Pilsen Chef Forges On With Delivery In the Face of Uncertainty

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2020 was trundling along well for chef Stephen Gillanders. S.K.Y., his acclaimed Pilsen restaurant, continued to draw diners from across the city three years after opening. He announced plans for his second restaurant, Apolonia, in January, and hoped to launch the South Loop European-Mediterranean spot by the end of the year. But on Sunday, March 15, everything changed: Governor J.B. Pritzker ordered Illinois bars and restaurants to close for dine-in service…

…So Gillanders is back on the kitchen line. His general manager, Charles Ford is now a delivery man. Gillanders said it’s important for restaurant leadership to demonstrate a positive attitude, particularly in front of young staff members and customers picking-up food from the restaurant.

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