NAME: Alex Rubenic
CULINARY SCHOOL AFFILIATION: Johnson & Wales University, North Miami, FL
Chef Alex Rubenic, a native of the western suburb of Chicago, was gripped by the desire of the hospitality industry in early 2007. As a former cadet Captain in the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, Chef Alex’s aspirations had always been to pursue a career in the U.S. Air Force. After his second year of AFROTC with Det.195 he felt a change in his passion.
After taking some time to reassess, the hospitality industry had won him over. That began a 12-year journey spanning culinary school, international internship, and then fulfilling a lifelong dream of becoming a Chef in his hometown of Chicago.
Chef Alex is currently the Chef de Cuisine of Hops and Curds (https://www.hopsandcurds.com), a Chicago Gastropub in Lincoln Park, Illinois.
Contact Info / Social Media:
Personal Instagram/ Twitter – @arubenic
Business/ Restaurant – @hopsandcurds