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Ted Cizma

Executive Chef


Chef Cizma was influenced from an early age by his father and grandfather – both butchers and proficient cooks.

After attending the Cooking & Hospitality institute of Chicago Chef Cizma worked at notable Chicago restaurants, Including the venerable Charlie Trotters.

He garnered critical acclaim at his own restaurants in Chicago, Grace and Elaine, including being named “Best New Chef in America” by Food & Wine Magazine.

After spending a decade designing, building and operating the food service operations for Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies ( SpaceX) Chef Cizma is now focusing on implementing technology in the form of Pizza Robots to improve access to wholesome, affordable food for all.

Chef Cizma is a board member at Food System 6, a nonprofit food and agriculture accelerator and is a charter member of Chefs Cycle for No Kid Hungry, bringing chefs out of the kitchen on bikes to end childhood hunger in America.

When not cooking or riding his bike, Chef Cizma loves to spend time with his five children and wife of over 25 years.

Ted Cizma 2023 resume