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Chef Dan Fox brings heritage to the table

Executive chef Dan Fox will present “The Heritage Farms Story” in the Truax demonstration kitchen on Thursday, March 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. This presentation is part of the college’s Center for Entrepreneurship Chef Series.

Chef Fox has cooked at some of the most popular restaurants in Chicago, as well as restaurants in Austria and France. Before opening Heritage Tavern in 2013, Fox worked as an executive chef for the members-only Madison Club.

Heritage Tavern has been recognized for its up-scale farm-to-table cuisine and classic atmosphere. Fox’s creations are a twist on familiar dishes that are made with local and sustainable ingredients. Check out the menu here.

As Madison Magazine writes, “Creations range from pub-style sandwiches to elaborate spreads, like the broken-down whole rabbit and lobster dish, served family-style on a rustic wooden board. On it you’ll find both animals fully utilized, each and every edible part creatively cooked to highlight its unique assets. It’s a sight to behold.”

The Chicago native founded Fox Heritage Farms in 2011 to raise heritage breeds of pigs and to provide pigs to other Madison-area kitchens. Fox was named Madison Magazine’s Chef of the Year in 2013 and was a James Beard semi-finalist for the Midwest region in 2015 and 2016. 

Published February 27, 2017. Updated March 24, 2017.