Chef Joseph Farina is known for delighting diners with over-the-top Italian-American classics that brought notoriety to Chicago’s Italian neighborhood restaurants. He and his family crafted classic Italian recipes using only the finest imported and local ingredients – a tradition that Chef Joe brings as co-founder to Victory Restaurant Group and now to his very own, Farina’s Supper Club.
Farina has mastered his craft at some of Chicago’s most iconic restaurants and he can be found at the most prestigious “foodie” events, including Chicago Gourmet, Taste of Travel and The Grand Chef’s Experience.
He is also a favorite culinary personality on Chicago’s television and radio networks, sharing his love of Italian cuisine with the Chicagoland area. Chef Farina delights his followers with classics and new innovations like his People’s Choice, Golden Rasher Award “Best Bacon Dish” pasta, winner at Chicago’s iconic Baconfest.
In 2016, he and his partners founded the Victory Restaurant Group where diners can enjoy his Chicago Italian creations at Victory Tap – South Loop, Victory Italian – River North, Victory Meat and Seafood – Elmhurst, Victory Italian – Oak Park, (opening late fall 2020),Victory in a Minute - part of the new Hayden Hall dining experience in the South Loop, and now featuring Farina's Supper Club in Michigan City located at the famous Duneland Beach Inn.
Founder Yvonne Farina and Co-Founder/Culinary Director Joseph Farina look forward to sharing their passion for food, wine and entertaining in their new hometown of Michigan City.