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Phil Vettel

Phil Vettel, a graduate of Eastern Illinois University, joined Tribune Company (at Suburban Trib) in 1979, and has been The Tribune'’s restaurant critic since 1989. He has a wife and two sons, one or more of whom often accompany Phil on his culinary adventures. He also makes a mean egg-salad sandwich.
Jean Banchet dies at 72; Chicago chef set high standard

Banchet became Chicago's first celebrity chef when he opened Le Francais in the suburbs in 1973.

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