Haute Secrets


Haute Secrets: Aaron Crumbaugh

Private chef Aaron Crumbaugh of Home Cooked Catering (“HCC”) is making entertaining easy for Chicagoans on the go and looking to impress. Crumbaugh, a former Peninsula Hotel chef, model and Amazing Race 6 contestant is creating multi course gourmet meals for intimate dinner parties, hor d’oeuvres for celebrations, corporate events and in-home cooking lessons. Together clients work with Crumbaugh to come up with three, five, up to nine course menus or an array of appetizers based on the client’s tastes and budget. He then preps off-site before coming into your kitchen to you cook and brings his own elegant serving ware. Read More


Haute Secrets: What Your Favorite Celebs are Up To in Your City

For in-depth information on insiders’ favorite haute spots in the world’s top cities, look no further than Haute Living’s Haute Secrets. Exclusive interviews with your favorite celebrities, restaurateurs, socialites, and more grant you VIP access to the favorite things about their locale, such as restaurants, clubs, shopping, events, museums, and much more. Read More


Haute Secrets: Kimberlee Moore

From the time she was 8, Kimberlee Moore was intrigued with the culture and language of other countries. Being inspired by her travels, she earned a degree in International Business and pursued a career with a fashion flair. After several years of managing different businesses, she settled at John Allan's. At the forefront of the male grooming industry with their styling products and exclusive men's grooming clubs in New York and Chicago, Kimberlee serves as the General Manager of the Chicago location, where she continues John Alan’s mission of inspiring the style of Chicago men, while also enjoying a game of pool and cocktail in their penthouse lounge. In the evening, Kimberlee attends many charitable events, with which John Allan’s often partners, in the beautiful city of Chicago. Read More


Haute Secets: Mike Bisbee

Michael Bisbee has always been fascinated by the nightlife and culinary industries so it comes at surprise that as the owner of The LGN Group he is responsible for many of Chicago's favorite celebrity hotspots. Throughout college and during the years immediately following his graduation, Bisbee learned the ropes of the nightlife/hospitality industry by making the rounds as host, kitchen staff, bus boy, bartender and manager at numerous locations in Chicago. In 2003, Bisbee ventured into his first partnership as co-owner of Belly’s Bar & Grill (Bisbee parted ways with Belly’s in 2005). It was in October of 2005 that Bisbee took his experience from the nightlife industry that resulted in the opening of RiNo Lounge followed by Manor Nightclub, Stay Lounge and The Cedar Hotel. With The LGN Group opening a second restaurant in Spring 2011, it is safe to say that this handsome entrepreneur is on a roll. Read More


Haute Secrets Chicago: Dan Tucker

With a colorful culinary repertoire under his toque – and a knack for technical perfection – Executive Chef Dan Tucker is part of the extraordinary team at SUSHISAMBA rio. A member of the restaurant industry since his teenage years, he was drawn to the creative freedom of the culinary world and the satisfaction of executing the complex and difficult tasks required of a chef. Dan’s culinary career began earnestly at a small restaurant in Campaign, Illinois. Rising quickly through the ranks to become the Sous Chef, he left the company and enrolled at Kendall College in Evanston. In 2006 he earned his A.A.S. in Culinary Arts as well as the prestigious Ian C. Maclean Scholarship Grant for culinary excellence. By the time he graduated, he’d already started work as a Chef de Partie at Chicago’s famed Alinea restaurant. Throughout the course of his term there, he was honored to work with some of the top chefs in the world, including Chef Grant Achatz. Read More


Haute Secrets Chicago: Kelli Zink

Kelli Zink grew up with a microphone in her hand, always knowing she wanted to be a reporter. From knocking on the door of a Fox Sports production truck after a basketball game in her cheerleader uniform to winning an ESPN reality show, she did whatever it took to get her foot in the television door. By the age of 22 she had been a sports anchor in two markets and decided it was time to move west. She drove her 1996 Ford to LA to help launch the NFL Network- even creating the network’s original slogan; “Where Football Season Never Ends.” Needing a change, she moved back to the Midwest. Zink is currently the host of CelebTV.com, and a regular contributor to the top entertainment news shows in the country, including CNN Headline News’ Nancy Grace, CNN’s ShowBiz Tonight, MSNBC and Fox News. She is a weekly guest on “The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet” where she talks about hot topics spanning from politics to pop culture. Read More