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MEET THE STAFF

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TRACY MILLER

OWNER

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?

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DALLAS DOYLE

BARISTA

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!

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IAN CRAIG

KITCHEN

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.

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ALLEN LEEK

BARISTA

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.