Helen Cameron

Nurture Nature, Nourish Community. These 4 words describe Helen's mission as an owner of uncommon ground. Driving the "Farm to Table" movement in Chicago for over 20 years, Helen Cameron is a true community leader for the good food movement.

Michael Cameron

Michael Cameron founded uncommon ground with his wife Helen in 1991.
Since that time, the two of them have been driving the farm to table movement
gently encouraging guests & community to become more aware & involved in the good food movement. Today, you can find Michael running between greenstar brewing (the first certified organic brewery in Illinois) & uncommon ground lakeview
checking on tables, pouring beer & overseeing the uncommon ground mission.

Leonard Feingold

General Manager
Leonard joins the uncommon ground management team from Kendall College

brewmaster Martin Coad

Brewmaster & Beer Ambassador
Brewmaster & Beer Ambassador for uncommon ground's greenstar brewingGreenstar is the first certified organic brewery in the state of Illinois.Currently, Martin has 11 styles of beer on draft at both uncommon ground locations & they are all certified organic! Good Job Martin!

John Worth

Music Program Director
John Worth is our music program director responsible for booking music 7 nights a week at our 2 venues. He has been a booking agent in Chicago and elsewhere for several years, and is happy to now be on the other end of things.
To book music at either uncommon ground location, contact John

Chef Dan Maloney

Chef de Cuisine uncommon ground - Lakeview
Chef Dan Maloney joins the uncommon ground Lakeview culinary team!Most recently, Dan has worked at the Market Grill in Lake Forest. His passion forlocal, farm to table cuisine will fit in nicely to pair his food with our organicgreenstar brewing beers. We look forward to Dan's Spring menu.

Farmer Charlie Patterson

co-roof top farm director
Farmer Charlie joins us as co-organic farm director of uncommon ground for the 2016 growing season!  You can find Charlie tending to his organic babies just about every day at our "organic roof top farm" or our "organic sidewalk cafe farm"  Contact Charlie via

Chef Alex LaBounty

Chef de Cuisine uncommon ground - Edgewater
Chef Alex has been with uncommon ground Edgewater for some time. He started with us as a sous chef & filled the vacancy of Chef de Cuisine when our chef Evan Rondeau moved to our Lakeview location. Alex's passion for knowing all of his farmers has helped him utilize all of the ingredients grown for him on our own certified organic roof top farm.

Mike Wrobel

Beverage Manager - Edgewater location
Mike joins uncommon ground - Edgewater after working at our Wrigleyville location for over a year and a half. Currently, you can find Mike concocting all sorts of amazing craft cocktails utilizing ingredients from our organic roof top farm

Farmer Allison Glovak

Organic Roof Top Farm Director
Farmer Allison joined us the 2015 season as the Roof Top Farm Director. Allison worked last year at our Clark St organic sidewalk farm location. To learn more about what Farmer Allison is growing, come on by Saturday afternoons when she gives Roof Top Farm tours. She also hosts a FREE open house the First Friday of every month from 5pm-sundown. Farmer Allison is busy most days working with all of her urban agriculture interns, tending to the Roof Top Farm & harvesting organic goodies for both uncommon ground locations. You can reach Allison directly via


Uncommon Ground on Clark (Lakeview) Established 1991. Home of Greenstar Brewing organic brewery

3800 North Clark Street,

Chicago, IL 60613

Phone. 773-929-3680

Uncommon Ground on Devon (Edgewater) Established 2007. Home of the 1st Certified Organic Roof Top Farm in the US

1401 West Devon Avenue,

Chicago, IL 60660

Phone. 773-465-9801