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.
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!
The Shmeal Team. 🐖💻