clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Cary Taylor To Exit Big Star: The Replacement Search Is On

Taylor is moving to Kansas City for family reasons.

Big Star / Cary Taylor
Big Star / Cary Taylor
Big Star: Barry Brecheisen

After a little more than a year as the chef de cuisine at Big Star, Cary Taylor is leaving Wicker Park's perpetually-busy taco and whiskey hotspot. Taylor and his family are relocating to Kansas City for personal reasons.

An exact date for his exit hasn't been decided yet and he doesn't have a chef job lined up in Kansas City, either. "I'm not moving down there to open Cary Taylor's star-studded restaurant or anything," he says, adding that he's "leaving here on great terms." He states that the move is "tough" considering he's been in Chicago for twelve years, but that it was necessary for his family.

Taylor, who spent five years as the executive chef at The Southern before joining the Big Star team in October 2013, had previously worked for One Off Hospitality at Blackbird.

Meanwhile, One Off has begun searching for his replacement. The right candidate should definitely be prepared to handle the high volume that the taqueria is known for.

Big Star

1531 North Damen Avenue, , IL 60622 (773) 235-4039 Visit Website

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Eater Chicago newsletter

The freshest news from the local food world