Joined The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel as Executive Chef
Chicago’s The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel is proud to welcome Matt Jergens as Executive Chef. Previously of the The Liberty, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Boston, Chef Jergens brings over six years of luxury hotel culinary experience.
Chef Jergens revamps The Gwen’s food and beverage program with a modern takes on classic dishes such as the Grilled Skirt Steak with green beans, fried green plantains, chimichurri, lime crème fraiche; and the Pan Roasted Salmon with roasted mushrooms, snow peas, bok choy, warm miso vinaigrette. Additionally, Chef Jergens introduces the first weekend brunch menu at The Gwen. Menu highlights include Smoked Salmon Toast, Mascarpone Pancakes, and the Fried Chicken and Egg Sandwich.
Chef Jergens was raised in an Italian household just outside of Boston. Cooking has always been a part of his life: he was gifted his first charcoal grill when he was just 11 years old, started bussing tables at age 17 and eventually landed in the kitchen after working front of house. Upon his graduation from Cambridge Culinary Arts School in 2011, he landed his first full-time cook position at The Liberty hotel, where he worked his way up to Executive Sous Chef. Now residing in the Windy City, Chef Jergens is eager to bring his culinary expertise to The Gwen.