Susan Goss is chef and co-owner of West Town Tavern which serves contemporary comfort food in a cozy neighborhood setting.
Chef Goss has always been active in anti-hunger advocacy groups. She was chairperson of Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation for 1991, 1992 and 1993 in Indianapolis, and was the event chairperson in Chicago 1999-2002. She participated in Taste of the NFL since its inception in 1992-2009 Susan serves on the board of Directors for The Greater Chicago Food Depository and each year hosts The Annual Girl Food Dinner to benefit groups fighting hunger in Chicago.
A native of Indianapolis, Indiana, Susan began her culinary career in 1983 with her husband, Drew. Together they opened Something Different-Carryout Cuisine, a small retail carryout shop featuring eclectic food to go, which was featured in a 1985 issue of Better Homes and Gardens. Four years later, the Gosse’s opened Something Different Restaurant, and in 1991 added a "global tapas" bar called Snax. In 1993 they opened Zinfandel Restaurant in Chicago, Illinois, and the West Town Tavern in 2002, which serves contemporary comfort food in a cozy neighborhood setting. Currently, Chef Susan is working on Contemporary Comfort Food: Recipes from West Town Tavern (Chicago Neighborhoods Books) due to be published in December of 2010.www.westtowntavern.com