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 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 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!
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 Bookings@uncommonground.com
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 Farmercharlie@uncommonground.com
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.
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 FarmerAllison@uncommonground.com
Uncommon Ground on Clark (Lakeview) Established 1991. Home of Greenstar Brewing organic brewery