Noah Sandoval is chef and owner of Oriole, the acclaimed two-Michelin-starred restaurant in Chicago’s West Loop. With a father in the Navy, Sandoval relocated a lot during his youth, from Virginia to California to Scotland before settling back in Richmond.
Sandoval’s passion for cooking began when he was a teenager. He was a dishwasher at Helen’s, a fine-dining restaurant in his native Richmond, when the chef offered Sandoval to try the food. It was the moment that separated before from after.
Since that day, cooking and hospitality have been Sandoval’s north star, training under chefs Shawn McClain, David Shannon, and Michael Carlson. He was the founding chef at Senza, the genre-breaking Chicago restaurant that was the first gluten-free restaurant to receive a Michelin star.
Awards & Press
- Michelin 2 Stars