El Che Steakhouse & Bar, an award-winning Argentinian steakhouse in Chicago’s West Loop, introduced Jeremiah Beckley as the newly appointed General Manager. At El Che, Chef/Owner John Manion pays homage to Argentina’s beloved asados, traditional backyard barbecues featuring platters of rustic flame-finished grilled beef. With over 15 years of experience, Jeremiah is a seasoned industry veteran.

“We’re very excited to welcome Jeremiah and expand our leadership team,” says Chef Manion. “His past experiences in fine-dining and his passion for Argentina will bring tremendous value to our guests as well as staff. Within his role, he will seamlessly integrate the front and back of the house, ensuring a cohesive, familiar, comfortable, and warm atmosphere for diners.”

Jeremiah Beckley took his first steps within the culinary world in 2005 by taking a job at a local country club. He soon discovered a burning passion for creating special moments through hospitality. Just before the World Cup in 2006, Jeremiah, a dedicated soccer enthusiast, ventured on his first international trip to Argentina. Despite not speaking Spanish, he fell in love with Buenos Aires and its culinary scene, particularly the enchanting experience of asados and Argentinian steakhouses.

Jeremiah made the move to Chicago in 2010 and began working at a modern Indian restaurant, Veerasway. He then worked with The Alinea Group in 2012 at the renowned cocktail bar, The Aviary. Jeremiah started as a food runner, became Assistant General Manager in less than a year, and was later promoted to General Manager. He held that position until earlier this year when he left to work at Alinea, which for 12 years was Chicago’s only Three-starred MICHELIN restaurant.

As El Che Steakhouse & Bar prepares to unveil Brasero, their latest culinary venture introducing vibrant, wood-fired Latin cuisine to West Town’s dynamic restaurant scene, Jeremiah will be instrumental in assembling a formidable team for this exciting new chapter.

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