Chef Joe Flamm is the Executive Chef of Chicago’s Michelin-starred Spiaggia and the newly remodeled Cafe Spiaggia. Working alongside Chef Tony Mantuano, Chef Flamm brings his Midwestern and Italian heritages to the kitchen, which are on both the tasting experiences and new bar and lounge a la carte menus of Spiaggia. When designing the new menu for Cafe Spiaggia, Chef Flamm created a selection of delicious, rustic Italian dishes that showcase authentic, humble ingredients. As many Italian chefs say, the most important ingredient is the one you leave out. Prior to Spiaggia and Cafe Spiaggia, Chef Flamm was the Sous Chef at bellyQ, Girl and the Goat, and Urbanbelly. He received his associate’s degree from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Chicago.