30 Sep '12, 8pm
Shades of Grayson
Tweet Shades of Grayson Korey Huyler | Photography by Neil Burger | September 28, 2012 Grayson Schmitz’s laid-back attitude and innovative dishes made her a fan favorite on Top Chef Texas . We caught up with the 29-year-old Wisconsin native—who spent her summer in Chicago—before she made the move to New York last month to become the head of recipe development at catering company Olivier Chang. Grayson Schmitz at Hotel 71 How did you spend your summer in Chicago? Well, I initially moved here because my sister and I were going to open something together, but we changed our minds. I ended up doing a lot of private events. I was here because I wanted to be here. Why? What drew you to Chicago? The food scene in Chicago is really kicking right now. I think that people are really doing cool things. There are a ton of really cool restaurants and I just like what the Chicago food s...