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Gale Gand

b. November 21, 1956, Evanston, IL


  • Tru | Chicago
  • Trio | Chicago
  • Brasserie T | Chicago
  • Stapleford Park | England
  • SpritzBurger pop-up | Chicago



  • Just a Bite
  • Short and Sweet
  • Chocolate and Vanilla
  • Gale Gand’s Brunch!
  • Gale Gand’s Lunch!
  • American Brasserie
  • Butter Sugar Flour Eggs
  • Tru: A Cookbook from the Legendary Chicago Restaurant


  • Host: Sweet Dreams, Food Network
  • Appearances: “The Martha Stewart Show,” “Oprah,” “The Dr. Oz Show,” the PBS series “Baking With Julia” (Child), ”Good Morning America,” “The Rachael Ray Show” and “The Today Show”; competed on “Iron Chef America” and celebrity judge on “Food Network Challenge,” “Last Cake Standing,” “Top Chef” and “Top Chef Just Desserts.”
  • James Beard Award, Outstanding Pastry Chef of the Year
  •  James Beard Award, Tru, Best Service
  •  Chicago Chef's Hall of Fame, inducted 2014
  •  American Academy of Chefs, inducted 2018
  •  Accolades: James Beard Foundation; the Michelin, Mobil and AAA guides; Relais Gourmand; Wine Spectator magazine; Chicago’s Best Restaurant (Chicago Magazine)