Nathan Sears

The Wit Hotel, 
Chicago Illinois

Chef Nathan graduated from the Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago, and soon after worked under two of Chicago’s pioneer Chefs – Tony Priolo and Andrew Zimmerman. He later found his way to the acclaimed restaurant Vie under Chef Paul Virant. During Chef Nathan’s tenure at Vie as Chef de Cuisine, the restaurant garnered regional and national attention. Vie was recognized with a Michelin Star, noted as one of the Top 40 Restaurants in the USA by Gayot Restaurant Guide, and received Three Stars by Phil Vettel of the Chicago Tribune. Chef Sears is known for being instrumental in establishing the charcuterie program and teaching classes for the culinary community in Chicago. He is recognized in the city as the “Chef’s Chef.” After nearly 8 years at Vie, Chef Sears departed to create and partner as Executive Chef of The Radler, where the menu revolved around his love of fermenting, pickling, curing, smoking and bread making. He joins theWit to lead a team who shares the same passion as he does and be able to translate that to the plate.