Erik Anderson Is Latest to Join Chicago’s Rotating Chefs Restaurant Concept

Intro features a new chef, menu, and concept every few months, and chef Anderson of Catbird Seat is next

Chef Erik Anderson will likely be putting a little bit of traditional French cooking into the menu at Intro.

Intro, a new restaurant concept by Lettuce Entertain You that opened in Chicago in February, is not like other dining experiences. As The Daily Meal reported right before opening, Intro will feature a roster of up-and-coming chefs who will rotate every two to three months, bringing with them an entirely new menu and concept. Intro acts as both an entrepreneurship and a chance for the chefs in residence to tackle Chicago’s food scene.

The newest chef to join Intro is Erik Anderson, a Food & Wine Best New Chef winner in 2012, who found success as the first executive chef of Catbird Seat in Nashville.  Tickets for chef Anderson’s culinary stint at Intro, which will begin this May, went on sale today.

"I like to think my cooking at Intro will be a culmination of all the bits and pieces everywhere I worked," Anderson told the Chicago Tribune. "Catbird kind of helped in breaking the barrier between diner and chef, pushed me to be more active with my guests."


Although the exact menu has not yet been decided, Anderson will likely be demonstrating his French culinary skills: he hinted at a foie gras dish and salted strawberry tart.