Kyle Cherek

Culinary Contributor

Kyle Cherek is the Emmy-nominated host of Wisconsin Foodie, broadcast on PBS to over 8 million households. Kyle has what Andrew Zimmern called “Midwestern sensibilities shot through a prism of wit and food smarts (which) make for great watching, listening and reading."

Kyle has been featured on the Travel Channel and Food Network as well a regular contributor on public radio. His video series Chef Talk with Kyle Cherek has received wide acclaim and he regularly hosts food related author tours, forums, and culinary events.

Twitter: @Kylecherek

Screen Capture from the "Foodies" Documentary

For the next two weeks, the annual Milwaukee Film Festival will present more than 300 movies. Some, like Jaws, are one offs. Others, like Cream City Cinema, are united by a common theme.

The James Beard Awards are a big deal in the culinary world.

Milwaukee has been well-represented in the past - Chefs Sanford d’Amato, Adam Siegel and Justin Aprahamian have all won James Beard's Best Chef: Midwest award.

Chef Justin Carlisle of Ardent was nominated this year. Though he didn't win, food contributor Kyle Cherek explains what a big accomplishment it is to even be nominated.

Dinner Lab, Facebook

A pop-up restaurant will appear somewhere in Milwaukee this Saturday.

veganflower, flickr

As 2014 winds to a close, we typically look back at the year that was and look ahead at what the year to come might hold.

Inafrenzy, Flickr

On this Thanksgiving holiday, Lake Effect essayist Kyle Cherek has been thinking about access to food.

Kevin J. Miyazaki/PLATE

Wisconsin Foodie host Kyle Cherek believes this is a pivotal moment of Milwaukee's dining scene.

Essay: Black Earth

Aug 26, 2014
Martin Gommel / Flickr

Food freedom, and the contradictions between what we say we want and what we actually do to get it, is on the mind of contributor and Wisconsin Foodie Kyle Cherek.

'I have, as of late, lost all my mirth,' Hamlet, the soul-searching twenty-something, uttered to his school buddies Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.

Sanford Restaurant

Milwaukee's Justin Aprahamian of Sanford restaurant has been named Best Chef in the Midwest by the James Beard Foundation.

Inspirational Food, Flickr

Every month we talk with Lake Effect contributor Kyle Cherek about Milwaukee’s, and the rest of Wisconsin’s, great food traditions. Over the last year we’ve covered farmers markets, new restaurants, James Beard nominations and awards that recognize Milwaukee chefs, and more.