chef joanna stachon
A native of Chicago’s South Side, Chef Joanna Stachon joined the Ada St. team immediately after opening in March of 2012. Prior to her most recent appointment, Joanna held the role of Sous Chef at Ada Street for the last two years under former Executive Chef Zoe Schor. Joanna has been a key member of the Ada Street culinary team since they opened 3 and a half years ago, and credits the collaborative environment of the Ada Street kitchen with making her the chef she is today.
Joanna hails from Chicago’s south side and started her career in Greek diners near her home, before briefly attending Southern Illinois University while pursuing a major in philosophy. However, the call of the kitchen finally won out and she enrolled in culinary school at the Illinois Institute of Art. Following graduation, Joanna has held a role of butcher at both Artisanal and Publican Quality Meats as well as various positions at Ada Street.