Chef Greg Hardesty hand picks Chef Erin Gillum to drive his culinary vision for Spoke & Steele

Spoke & Steele Hires a Female Chef de Cuisine

By / Photography By Jennifer Rubenstein | March 07, 2018
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Scallops, Spoke & Steele
Scallops with miso broth, chilis, mushrooms and crispy soy beans.

Spoke & Steele is excited to announce the hiring of Erin Gillum as their Chef de Cuisine. In January, the restaurant hired Chef Greg Hardesty (James Beard Nominated Chef) as their culinary creative director with the task of creating approachable menu items that position Spoke & Steele as a downtown neighborhood restaurant. Chef Gillum will support and drive Chef Hardesty’s inspirations which incorporate his most fond food memories and his love for integrating international flavors into Midwest dishes.

Chef de Cuisine Erin Gillum , Spoke & Steele
Chef de Cuisine Erin Gillum

Spoke & Steele is an American contemporary neighborhood restaurant located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. The restaurant draws on influences from around the world and from the seasonal artisanal ingredients available from producers throughout Indiana and the Midwest. The restaurant has a subtle racing and muscle car inspiration throughout the interior design including the menu. Autograph menu items like the Pagenaud Steak Frites, personally developed by IndyCar driver Simon Pagenaud, bring his French influence to the table every night. Spoke & Steele has a custom barrel-aged cocktail program setting themselves apart from many more traditional cocktail programs. Spoke & Steele has been featured in the press more than 55 times including most recently in Food & Wine. Find Spoke & Steele seven days a week for breakfast, lunch or dinner at 123 South Illinois Street | Indianapolis, IN 46225 |  


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