Jason Hammel

Chef & Owner
Lula Cafe

Chef Jason Hammel is the chef and owner of Lula Café in Chicago’s historic Logan Square. Opened in 1999, Lula is known as a harbinger of the local foods movement and– through its hyper-seasonal menus– an expression of restless, artistic change. Chef Hammel is also a founding member of Pilot Light, a not-for-profit, chef-centered organization that is writing a food-based curriculum for Chicago Public Schools. Through his work in education and in the kitchen at Lula, Chef Hammel seeks to bring community, creativity, nourishment, and purpose back to the table around which we all sit.

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