I have been in love with food for as long as I can remember, and have been in and out of the Biz since my first job at a neighborhood ice cream shop at age 11 (we made our own). Over the years I have worked in numerous cafes and restaurants in almost every position imaginable. For a while I catered and did production for the music business, was in bands, and then worked for non-profits in Eastern Europe. I love traveling as much as I love food (they kind of go hand in hand). My dream was to open a café that presents fresh delicious food and drink, while providing a great atmosphere for embracing life. I truly hope this has been achieved at Duran. My favorite pastimes are; food, reading, travel, nature, design, art, films, British television (Sherlock!!), and music……. I sincerely believe food can be art, even in the simplest terms. Why Not?
My name is Dallas and I have been in the cafe industry for about 10 years now. I have a love of coffee, and in my spare time play a mean banjo. I’m a born and bred Chicagoian, hopefully I’ll see you soon!
My name is Ian Craig. I am a camper, skateboarder, fisherman, gardener of chilies and I enjoy listening to vol. 4. I’m new to this cold, windy city from St. Louis, where I hung up being an Executive Chef to help craft the worlds best sandwich.
Hi I’m Alan. I’m originally from eastern Pennsylvania but have been living in Chicago for the past seven years. I have spent all of my working career in the food and cafe industry, with much inspiration coming from my Mom who is a culinary arts instructor. During my free time I love to travel, do outdoorsy things and go to shows.