Congratulations Top Gun Kristina and Greg Gaardbo

and to the team at Chicago Culinary Kitchen!

Kristina and Greg, you and your company are hereby recognized as a Top Gun Cook County restaurant, events and catering company by the County Advisory Board.

Top Guns are recognized as someone whose skills and services go above and beyond the call of duty to make their local communities and counties a better place to call home.

Kristina and Greg are the owners of Chicago Culinary Kitchen, a full-service restaurant, events and catering company located in Palatine. They are known as the premiere BBQ of Greater Chicago, and after trying the food, we can see why. CCK has a smaller menu, ensuring that each food served is perfect BBQ. They have a different specials menu each day, craft beers and liquors, live music with outdoor seating and real Rock ‘n Roll feeling all year round. 

Kristina and Greg are serial entrepreneurs and total professionals. Greg has started several successful businesses that have enabled him to continue to open new ones, like their newest restaurant called “Pink’s Shrimp and Oysters.” Kristina is the operations wizard who ensures their growth continues. She also is a certified “Cicerone” ( an expert in beer styles, quality and service.) After years of entertaining their friends with food and being asked for more, they opened CCK in 2014 and have become leaders in the restaurant, events and catering industry of Greater Chicago.  Chicago Culinary Kitchen provides it’s customers with high-quality, reliable, and affordable food and beverages.

The cities, towns and communities of Cook County are expanded by commerce. Some individuals leap into entrepreneurship taking on risks, working long hours, and adding their creativity. Business owners, like Kristina and Greg, are responsible for their businesses success as well as staff and customer satisfaction.

These individuals, like Kristina and Greg Gaardbo and their businesses, are the foundation of a stable economy.   

The County Advisory Board encourages consumers to shop local whenever possible! Looking for a restaurant with rockin’ vibes and even better food? Want to make a statement with the catering of your next event? Please give Chicago Culinary Kitchen an opportunity to win your business.

Chicago Culinary Kitchen is accepting new customers. You can find them online at or call them at (847) 701-8243.

Kristina and Greg Gaardbo, you are admired for your entrepreneurship and highly commended for owning and operating a business that adds financial well-being and stability to Cook County.


 Well Done Top Gun Kristina and Greg Gaardbo!


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