David Avila

Lead Chef

When not at Parties That Cook, you'll find David running the prep kitchen at Chicago's Girl & the Goat, a 2011 James Beard Best New Restaurant nominee and dubbed "America's Best New Restaurant" by Saveur magazine. David’s winding road, including a degree in Education, working in Finance and even a stint at Target, gave him the skills to be an even better chef. David has worked for top caterers and has cooked at the James Beard House with Top Chef winner, Stephanie Izard. He shares his intense creativity and love of food with guests at Parties That Cook.