Lance

“As a kid I would help my grandmother out in the kitchen all the time. Her southern roots and sense of hospitality has always played a role in the jobs I picked and foods I enjoy.”

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Lance is a southsider serving comfort food in Logan Square

Get to know Lance in this cook Q&A, and get his “Catfish Po’boy” on Shmeal WEDNESDAY (4/11)! Follow Lance on Insta @cowandtamper!

Q. How did you first learn to cook?

Lance:  I started learning how to cook pretty early. As a kid I would help my grandmother out in the kitchen all the time. Her southern roots and sense of hospitality has always played a role in the jobs I picked and foods I enjoy.

I fell in love with comfort and southern dishes because of this and I believe that will be the style of food I would want to pursue.

After attending Kendall College for a few years, I left after studying business management with a concentration in food and beverage. I’ve always been great at the front of house jobs and management, but I’ve been meaning to explore the art of cooking. I did some time in Catering, Nonprofit education on working in the food service then some time as a baker and cook in Massachusetts.

There I got into more vegan eats and desserts though not being vegan myself.

Q. What can you tell us about the dish you’re making and what inspired it?

Lance: My first Shmeal is a Catfish Po’boy. I’m just a sucker for streets eats and quick bites.

Catfish po'boy
Lance’s “Catfish Po’boy” 1-9PM Wednesday in Logan Square – Crispy Catfish | French Bread | Cabbage Slaw | Cajun Mayo Spread | Served with Creole Chips!

Q. Who’s your favorite person to cook for?

Lance: My awesome taste tester gf gets to be my personal guinea pig haha I love cooking for her and family and friends. I enjoy communal style dining. Growing up on the south side of Chicago family meals were a big thing. Breakfast together to Sunday night dinners. It’s definitely played a role in my upcoming pop up style.

Q. Anything else we should know about you and your cooking?

Lance: I have a dining pop up called Sahahy Eats in the works.

Lance is making “Catfish Po’boys” this WEDNESDAY (4/11) in Logan Square! Get your request in, and follow Lance to see what he makes next!

By Shmeal

The Shmeal Team. 🐖💻

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