As Executive Chef Partner of Lido House, Riley Huddleston brings a decade of culinary prowess to the property, driving the soon-to-open hotel’s food and beverage concepts including The Mayor’s Table restaurant, Topside and Crew Coffee + Cremerie. Earning his chops as a chef, mixologist, pastry chef and restaurateur in elite New York and Chicago establishments, Huddleston is known for elevating fare with provenance as the starring ingredient. His innovative culinary style blends classic French training with modern cooking techniques.
Huddleston led the culinary and beverage program and operations, curating everything from food and beverage menu concepts to music selections. Huddleston also created the menu and kitchen cocktail program as executive chef for I|O Urban Roofscape at The Godfrey Hotel Chicago, the city’s largest indoor-outdoor rooftop lounge where lifestyle was a centerpiece. He also mixed it up at the
Aviary, crafting drinks for the famed Grant Achatz cocktail concept.