Ender Oktayuren has worked his way through the many positions in a kitchen honing his skills and learning a wide variety of techniques, joining the Fifty/50 Restaurant Group and Steadfast in September of 2017. Having trained and competed with 5-time Olympic Medalist Chef Tim Bucci, Chef Ender quickly demonstrated his unique passion for cooking and plate presentation bringing a very refined, artistic and precise touch to every plate. 

Chef Ender has been through many kitchens most recent being Sixteen in the Trump Hotel and Tower in Chicago earning one Michelin Star while being Garde Manger Sous Chef. As the Executive Chef of the World of Whirlpool in Chicago he pushed culinary limits by creating a new menu every day for high profile business guests and clients. Chef Ender’s innovative cooking style combines the detail and qualities of traditional fine dining with his own modern twist and culinary perspective to make a unique experience when journeying through the menu.

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